Rocky Point Blueberry Farm - 8.5 acres for sale, with house - Warwick, RI

Posted on December 5, 2019Last updated 3 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

161 Aldrich Ave, Warwick, RI

Total number of acres available with this property:

8.5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

5.5

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

3.0

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

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

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

Lila Delman, agent: Nicole Harding, 401-419-2606, MLS#1242023
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

River/stream
Town/municipal water

Water sources details

The blueberry field is naturally watered by underground springs. No irrigation needed even in the driest months. The pawpaws are also naturally watered by underground springs.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

One 2 story barn 12' x 20', one wood frame and glass green house 20'x15', one shed 5'x8' Posts in 2 1/2 acres of blueberries for bird netting, Sales stand near blueberries, and gift shop kiosk near blueberries. Both wood frame with painted plywood and wood shelving. Shingle roofs on all structures. 1 yr old roof on the green house & shed.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

3,926 sq ft. house. Built in 1984. Contemporary, split level. View of Narragansett Bay. 4 Beds, 3.5 baths. 3 wood stoves, deck, 2 car garage. Hot water base bd heat, oil burner. Solar panels. No maint Everlast siding & Duralife Deck. Updated kitchen and master bath and 1/2 bath. Cherry cabinets, hardwood floors, tile baths, Pella sliders.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

850 John Deere Tractor, 1983. Small Troy Built mower that fits down rows of blueberries. Tow behind metal cart for mower. Solo mist spayer and other necessary spraying equipment. Equipment necessary to run the blueberry stand, including USB cash drawer, Square stand for iPad, receipt printer, 150 plastic picking buckets and holders, picnic tables.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Asking price $712,000, fair market value.

Sale price

$712,000
Additional Information

Description

House overlooks Narragansett Bay, private beach and walking path to beach. 2 1/2 acres of Highbush blueberries, established in 1988.  Current business is highly successful pick your own. Annual gross income of $50,000, from average yield of 10 tons of blueberries. Stately neighborhood of Warwick Neck. Large lots and quiet streets. The house is up the hill from the blueberry field, so it is private and well away from the business end of the farm.  There are 40+ parking spots along Rocky Point Ave. Farm address is 130 Rocky Point Ave, Warwick, RI.  House address is 161 Aldrich Ave, Warwick, RI. Blueberry field has Smart Net System installed. All rows are mulched, and clear of weeds and bushes are pruned annually. Well established website, Facebook page, and Mail Chimp email list. Over 6,500 followers on Facebook, and 1,700 on email list.  There is also a 1/2 acre of mature Pawpaw trees.  35+ trees that produce over 1,000 lbs of fruit most years.  Pawpaws are extremely popular and we usually sell out each day we open in less than 20 minutes. The farm is protected by a conservation easement, but there is an area near the blueberry fields where a large agriculturally related building is allowed including a retail sale building. Forest area of the property has been cleared of underbrush and most fallen trees. Park like setting on over 6 acres. Several open grassy and level areas around the house and near the Pawpaw trees. One year of comprehensive training provided by the current owners as needed. 

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