New Leaf Organics, LLC - lease/co-manager/other - Monkton, VT

Posted on January 14, 2022Last updated 1 week ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Monkton, VT

Total number of acres available with this property:

90.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

10.0

Acres of pasture:

10.0

Acres of forested land:

45.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

There are 10 acres of wetlands, 2 acres of buildings, and 10 or so acres of rocky ledge.

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

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir
Pond

Water sources details

There is a well that is used for the house, barn, farm stand, and wash pack. There is a spring on farm that can be used for other potable source/ remote watering needs. There are 2 irrigation ponds.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Our farm business is currently using or under-utilizing most of the buildings on the property. We have a large dairy barn thats been converted to our wash pack/ dry storage as well as commercial kitchen space downstairs. Upstairs is tool storage and small event space. There is a house and a yurt on the farm, bth of which are currently rented out.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Possibilities include a yurt on site for reduced rent. A farm house on property for mkt value rent. Space available for parking a tiny or mobile home.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

At this point we are open to equipment sharing with discussion. We have a 30 hp tractor, a cultivating tractor and a decent amount of implements related to raising 4 acres of vegetables. This goes for our high tunnels as well.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Other
Additional Information

Description

New Leaf Organics is a woman owned, certified organic vegetable and flower farm in Addison County. We currently grow 5 acres of crops and market through our 100 member CSAcsa, our farmstand, 1-2 wholesale accounts, and wedding/ special event floral design work. 

Our hilly farm is 90 acres; with about 45 of that in forestland and the rest open. Our fields consist of many small plots (approx ½ acre each) rather than one large, flat area.  We have two irrigation ponds and 5 high tunnels in use.  We have a large barn, recently renovated to include a new wash/pack/storage area, commercial kitchen (which is currently rented out), and an event space upstairs. 

We are looking to broaden how we farm in community and create more dynamic offerings for our community and customers. Essentially, we are ready to share both the joys and the burdens of running our farm with a person or people intent on making farming their career, with the skill set to jump right in!  This could look like either: 

Management of the New Leaf Organics vegetable enterprise, with potential to evolve into a long-term partnership/ownership potential in the farm business.

Incubation of a new, complimentary farm business (i.e. poultry, sheep, fruit) on the land with potential to co-market through the farmstand and other market channels

There are approximately 3 additional acres available for use and a potential for hosting more on-farm events.  

A minimum of 3 years farming experience (ideally with at least some at management level) is required of potential farmers.  On-farm housing is possible; there is a house on site (currently rented) and also a yurt on the farm that could be converted to more permanent housing if needed.

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