Peace of Work

Posted on July 18, 2017Last updated 2 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

973 Bangor Road, Troy, ME 04987

Total number of acres available with this property:

51-100

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1-5

Acres of pasture:

1-5

Acres of forested land:

51-100

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

No

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

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

No

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

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

Well on site along with rainwater collection and storage.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

12x24 barn with overhead storage and water and electric. Several additional outbuildings include henhouses, run-in, general storage, and woodsheds.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

The home is a 2,188 sf, 5 bedroom, 2 bathrooms. Built about 1875. Excellent condition, updated and well-maintained.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

John Deere tractor (small older model) with 4-foot PTO mower, Kawasaki Mule dump body utility vehicle, fence charger, portable electric mesh fencing, IBC totes.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Priced at $284,000

Sale price

$200,000-$300,000
Additional Information

Description

The farm consists of a nicely-shaped lot, professionally surveyed in 2007, in an excellent location. Close to MOFGA, the Amish community, and Unity College, reasonable commute to Belfast, greater Waterville, and Bangor. 1000 +/- feet of perimeter fencing. Miles of recreational trails throughout acreage. Mixed forest, last harvested probably late 1990s. Abundant sugar maples. Plenty of wildlife. Property is mostly level and dry, with a small brook and some wetlands. No ROWs or restrictions on property, not in tree growth. 4+ acre organic pasture, plus large edge/browsing area well suited to small ruminants. 12x24 barn with overhead storage and water and electric. Several additional outbuildings include henhouses, run-in, general storage, and woodsheds. Rainwater collection and storage. Blueberry grove with 43 producing plants. Antique apple trees include Ben Davis and Grimes Golden and others. Four additional apples: Wealthy, McIntosh, Black Oxford, and Zestar. Three pear trees, 1 plum, 2 hazelnut, and rhubarb garden. Extensive vegetable gardens both in-ground and raised beds.

We bought the place in 2007 to be as self-sufficient as possible, and have worked hard to make that happen. We raise most of our own vegetables, keep laying hens, make maple syrup, and use wood for heat. We have raised our own beef, pork, lamb, and poultry in the past, and kept diary goats for milk and cheese. We would love to see a family with similar interests pick up where we leave off as we downsize.

The home is a 2,188 sf, 5 bedroom, 2 bathrooms. Built about 1875. Excellent condition, updated and well-maintained. 2-car attached garage with overhead storage and connecting ell. 3 wood stoves on separate flues, including Amish cook stove in kitchen, all approved by homeowners insurance. Also oil-fired hot air furnace. Large updated kitchen. Sunny dining room, cozy living room with wood stove. Master bedroom with huge walk-in closet. Fenced yard for children and pets, shade trees, large back deck. New in last 10 years: all kitchen appliances including high-end dual fuel range and Bosch dishwasher, washer/dryer, well pump, sump pump, roofing, chimney, deck, side porch, some flooring, toilets, window dressings, and new paint throughout.

Equipment available; John Deere tractor (small older model) with 4-foot PTO mower, Kawasaki Mule dump body utility vehicle, fence charger, portable electric mesh fencing, IBC totes.

Priced at $284,000

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