PRICE REDUCED: Certified Organic Farm/Homestead with Retail and Production Greenhouses in Norwich, VT.

Posted on March 30, 2018Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

55 Butternut Rd., Norwich VT 05055

Total number of acres available with this property:

6-20

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6-20

Acres of pasture:

1-5

Acres of forested land:

1-5

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

Yes

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
River/stream

Water sources details

2 Artesian Wells (1 is 20 gal./min and capable of watering all greenhouses and field drip system. -Adjacent rental land includes established water pump site drawing water from the Connecticut River., with installed 3 phase power, and 800 feet of semi-permanent header pipe still in place.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Barn and greenhouses included. See description below for more details.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

3 Bedroom, 1 ½ bath (older house with newer additions and improvements.) Fireplace, wood stove, high efficiency propane hot water heat system, standing seam roof, main floor master bedroom, two finished farm offices w/heat, and attached 24’x24’ starter greenhouse.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

irrigation pipe and pumps, field equipment, picking and storage containers, etc. Sold separately.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Price reduced! Price negotiable with fewer greenhouses. Additional 10- 22 acres available for lease. See custom description for more details.

Sale price

$400,000-$600,000
Additional Information

Description

PROPERTY FOR SALE.  Includes:
HOME:   3 Bedroom, 1 ½ bath (older house with newer additions and improvements.)  Fireplace, wood stove, high efficiency propane hot water heat system, standing seam roof, main floor master bedroom, two finished farm offices w/heat, and attached 24’x24’  starter greenhouse.
BARN:   Large historic 3 story 35’x50’ barn with 2 story 35’x37’ addition.
- attached 12’x16’ equipment shed
- ½ Bathroom - heated, insulated
-‘CoolBot’ walk in cooler, insulated, 10’x24’
- employee break room/work room, heated, insulated, 10’x24’
LAND: 16.25 acres total includes 2 separately deeded parcels which span our small dead-end road:
The two parcels to be sold together as one farm property.
1.) 3.25 acres with house, barn, all greenhouses (1 acre of which could be cropped).
2.) 13 acres on other side of road includes 10 acres conserved by Vermont Land Trust, plus 3 contiguous acres, not conserved,but including a town-approved building envelope and road frontage.   Of these 13 acres, 7 are level and tillable, 5 are more suitable for hay, pasture, orchard, nursery crops, etc. & 1 acre wooded…All are VOF certified organic.
RENTAL LAND:  Additional adjacent 10 acres tillable fields for lease from neighbor, plus another 12 acres of Land Trust conserved fields 2 miles away.  These fields are served by wells and large pond for irrigation. All leased fields are VOF certified organic and have been farmed by us for the past 30+ years.
GREENHOUSES:   9 Steel/poly approx. 21,000 sq ft. total
of which 10,000 sq.ft Certified Organic
- 2 x 30’ x 95’ Harnois Greenhouses with motorized top vents
- 6 x 21’ x 96’ Ledgewood Greenhouses
-1x 28 x 96' greenhouse
-INCLUDES all heaters, fans, bench systems, water systems, and attached cold frames.
Property available with fewer greenhouses with lower price.
ELECTRICITY: -three separate entrances: home, barn, greenhouses.
ASKING PRICE:  $495,000.00. Price negotiable with fewer greenhouses.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
      Our farm is ideally suited for a variety of possible agricultural enterprises.  We have operated for over 35 years as a certified organic vegetable farm and retail greenhouse business. We are continuing to operate the greenhouses before semi-retiring to our new home nearby.  
The farm’s tillable land base and infrastructure could also easily be adapted to fruit and berry production, nursery crops, cut flowers and herbs, small livestock, and more.
      The stone-free tillable land consists of a variety of excellent agricultural soil types. The fields are well drained and easily irrigated using both overhead and drip systems. An adjacent tillable 10+acres is available for rent, as stated above.
      Our greenhouses have been successfully operated for many years, and have included bedding plants, vegetable starts, perennials, and in-ground production of organic greenhouse tomatoes and vegetables.
      The farm is situated in an unusually advantageous location: Although located on a rural, dead-end road, and surrounded by many acres of forested and conserved land, it is only minutes away (3 miles) from the affluent towns of Hanover N.H. (Dartmouth College) and Norwich, VT.  Both towns have large, successful Farmers’ Markets, excellent school systems, and a community that is enthusiastically supportive of local agriculture.
Interested parties please contact [email protected]
 

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