Thriving 9.5 Acre Diversified Certified Organic Farm – For Sale, with House - Salisbury, MA

Posted on August 25, 2020Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Elmwood St, Salisbury, MA

Total number of acres available with this property:

9.5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

3.5

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

4.8

Other open and/or non-farmable land

Property has classic farm home, barn, small chicken coop and adjacent plant nursery area including 3 greenhouses and small parking area. In addition, a small stream crosses between open land and forested area.

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?:

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
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Shallow well or spring reservoir
River/stream
Town/municipal water

Water sources details

Municipal water is primary water source, with hydrants supplying Greenhouses and High tunnels. Shallow well and stream are potential additional water sources.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

• 2-story 20 x25 foot post and beam barn • 2 heated greenhouses (21x96 and 20x95) with propane heaters, one with recirculating ebb-flow sub-irrigation system and dual exhaust fans/electronic louvers • 1 unheated greenhouse (14 x 40) • 2 field high tunnel greenhouses (21 x108) • 11.8 KW Roof-mounted photovoltaic system • 10 x 16 Cover-It shed

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Classic New England farmhouse, circa 1860, in good condition. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living/dining room, large first-floor office, open updated kitchen. Energy-efficient windows. Oil-fueled heat/hot water. High-speed internet and cable. Roof mounted solar electricity system.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

• Tractor (John Deere 790) • Loader 61” (John Deere 419) • Brush Mower (John Deere MX5) • Rototiller (John Deere 655) • Disk Harrow (Frontier DH1048) • S-Tine Rake (Frontier PC1072) • Plastic Mulch Layer (Rain-Flo 345 Series II) • Snowblower (Ariens Pro-28 Rapid Trak) • Generator (Coleman PM0435001) • Honey Extractor (Dadant M00411)
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

$749,900 price includes home, land, infrastructure, equipment and turnkey business as a package

Sale price

$749,900
Additional Information

Description

Exciting opportunity for farmer to acquire The HERB FARMacy, a successful diversified farm with organic certification since 1998 that offers an established customer base, existing plant nursery and market farm infrastructure and equipment.  Current use includes on-farm retail plant nursery specializing in culinary, ornamental and medicinal herb plants, vegetable plants, annual and perennial flowers and native/pollinator-friendly plants plus a successful market farm specializing in high value crops (cut flowers, ginger & turmeric, heirloom tomatoes, greens) and value added products sold direct to customers at farmers markets. Annual gross sales average over $275,000/year over last 5 years.   Website: www.theherbfarmacy.com

Potential to expand to fully utilize open field areas for crops or pastures. Sandy Loam soil has benefited from 20+ years of soil building under organic soil management, including consistent addition of organic matter and compost.  Tillable area is flat to minor slope. Property includes significant woodland area as well. Access to municipal water and residential amenities as well as nearby customer base makes this a unique offering. Recent addition of solar has generated both significant electricity and financial benefits. Sellers have enjoyed 23 seasons of growth and adaptation and are ready to see a new farmer take it forward.  Willing to provide consulting through transition if desired. Seeking buyer who is interested in the full package of home, land, infrastructure, equipment and turnkey business.

 

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