Swanson Blueberries - 6 acres for lease - New Preston, CT

Posted on August 23, 2019Last updated 3 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

236 Baldwin Hill Rd, New Preston, CT 06777

Total number of acres available with this property:

6.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

1.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

1/2 acre wetlands, 1 acre house and lawn

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?:

Yes

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

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well

Water sources details

400 foot deep well, that produces 120 gallons per minute water. A new high capacity Well pump installed in 2016

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

This farm needs serious upkeep. At peak, there were 1200 Blueberry bushes, now down to approximately 400 producing fruit readily. There are also Apple, Peach, Plum, and Nectarine trees that need a lot of attention. As well as White and Red Currants, Gooseberries, and several varieties of Raspberries and Blackberries.

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

None available

Equipment and machinery details

There are some very old Gravely Machines in non-working order, as well as sprayers and other equipment all in need of repair.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

Lease options: short-term (1-3 years) lease, long-term lease, ground lease
Additional Information

Description

Started in 1955, by Eugene Swanson, Swanson Blueberries was a labor of love for Mr Swanson.  Sadly, none of his children have followed in his farming footsteps, and it would be a shame to see another Farm permanently go out of business and undoubtedly have some new McMillionaire build another mansion with a view on this property.

The farm hasn't been tended to in almost 10 years, but still produces some blueberries, apples, peaches and other assorted fruits in limited quantities each year. The land is sloped twards Baldwin Hill Rd and provides exceptional drainage against heavy rains.  With the proper attention and investment, this could well be an organic goldmine for the right person. 

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