Nagog Hill Orchard - 52 acres for sale/lease/other - Littleton, MA

The Land

Property owner

Public landowner (town, county, state)

Location

70 Nagog Hill Road, Littleton MA 01460

Total number of acres available with this property

52

Acres of cropland or tillable land

0

Acres of pasture

0

Acres of forested land

0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

The Property consists of 94.2 acres with fruit tree orchards consisting of apple, peach, plums, pears and nectarine varieties. The area subject to this RFI (the “Premises”) consists of an approximate 52+/- acre portion of the Property as shown in the RFI.

Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

  • Drilled well
  • Pond
  • Town/municipal water

Water sources details

The house is connected to town water and there is a small pond on the property. There is a well on the property but the town is unsure of its condition.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Large home in need of repairs.
Large barn - was used for crops and animals.
Smaller barn was used for crops and animals.
Outbuildings

Property has been farmed since 1650's.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Large home but in need of many repairs.

Equipment and machinery

None available

Equipment and machinery details

N/A

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?

Yes

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?

Yes

Easement details

Please request RFI Document from the Town of Littleton with USDA map. 49.5 acre are in APR with the State. For sale or lease.
Other land in conservation and self help - Managed by Littleton & Conservation Commission. Other land in general use.

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?

Yes

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?

No

If the property is contracted to be sold through a real estate agent, please provide name of agent and/or agency and the MLS #

To be leased or sold through the town of Littleton, MA

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

  • Property for sale
  • Property for lease

Property for sale

We are waiting for an outside land valuation from LandVest. Price for APR parcel will be low. Soil tests must be completed by the applicant to meet the needs of their farm business.

Farm Tours will be held Thursday, February 8th and Saturday, February 10th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

You must RSVP to [email protected] and read the tour guidelines on our town website https://www.littletonma.org/933/Nagog-Hill-Orchard-Ad-Hoc-Working-Group.

Property for lease

Lease 30 yrs. Details to be negotiated with the town.
Sale price unknown at this time. We are also open to a lease to buy option. The town is looking to focus on the APR parcel first, but additional parcels can be added in negotiations.

Other tenure arrangement

We are open to farm families, farm co-op's, farm collaboration and all other models. The apple trees are no longer commercially viable and we are looking for a new use and vision for the property.

Additional Information

Please request a copy of the RFI to see an in depth description of the property.  [email protected].

Due Date: Interested parties are requested to respond in writing no later than March 1, 2024 at 5:00pm EST.

The area subject to this RFI (the “Premises”) consists of an approximate 52+/- acre portion of the Property as shown in the RFI.

Included with the Premises is a barn that includes cold storage and farmstand. A second barn, tillable land, fire pond and small cottage on Lot 107 and a residential home on Lot 108 may be made available for lease (not for purchase). The home may be used for office use or residential purposes, in the future, in the sole discretion of the Town. Buildings are described in the Existing Conditions section, below. Excluded from the Premises are those parcels of land that are in the care, custody, management, and control of the Conservation Commission. However, portions of those parcels could potentially be licensed for use as portions of the orchard that the future party is expected to manage. The area excluded from the Premises but included as land to be managed consists of approximately 4.18 +/- acres of land.

The Nagog Hill Orchard Working Group, in support of the Select Board for the Town of Littleton (“Town”), is seeking information describing how a private or nonprofit entity or individual would
provide stewardship, productive agriculture, maintenance, care and control of a portion of the land currently known as “Nagog Hill Orchard” (“The Premises”). The land subject to this RFI is located within Littleton Assessor’s Map Parcels R02-9-1, R04-8-0, R02-3-0, R02-4-0, R04-5-0 and R02-10-0.

Description of Property
The Nagog Hill Orchard property, shown in the RFI, is comprised of Littleton Assessor’s Map Parcels R02-9-1, R04-8-0, R02-3-0, R02-4-0, R04-5-0 and R02-10-0 (the “Property”). The Property, located to the north and south of the Nagog Hill Road/ Nashoba Road intersection, consists of 94.2 acres with fruit tree orchards consisting of apple, peach, plums, pears and nectarine varieties. The Property also includes a residential home, farm stand, cottage, two barns, and forested open space. While there is potential for all of these to be utilized as discussed below, initially only the main barn and farm stand are included in this RFI.

The area subject to this RFI (the “Premises”) consists of an approximate 52+/- acre portion of the Property as shown below. Included with the Premises is a barn that includes cold storage and farmstand. A second barn, tillable land, fire pond and small cottage on Lot 107 and a residential home on Lot 108 may be made available for lease (not for purchase). The home may be used for office use or residential purposes, in the future, in the sole discretion of the Town. Buildings are described in the Existing Conditions section, below.
Excluded from the Premises are those parcels of land that are in the care, custody, management, and control of the Conservation Commission. However, portions of those parcels could potentially be licensed for use as portions of the orchard that the future party is expected to manage. The area excluded from the Premises but included as land to be managed consists of approximately 4.18 +/- acres of land.

Both the Premises and those areas to be managed by the selected respondent are depicted for illustrative (not technical) purposes in the graphic below (also attached in larger format in Exhibit A): Nagog Hill


Contact details:
Littleton Town Offices
Attn: Nagog Hill Orchard Working Group
37 Shattuck Street, Room 306
Littleton, MA 01460
Or by email to: [email protected]

Questions regarding this RFI will only be accepted via email to: [email protected]
All questions submitted will be subject to public record requests, and should not contain proprietary information. The Town reserves the right to publish questions and answers publicly and engage in discussions with any respondent in order to clarify that respondent’s submitted response.

Supporting documentation

Date posted

Map

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