The Warren Farm & Sugarhouse - 9 acres for sale, with house - North Brookfield, MA

Posted on July 19, 2018Last updated 4 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

31 Warren St., North Brookfield, MA 01535

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

Other open and/or non-farmable land

All land is reasonable to use for agriculture.

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

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

not at this time
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Town/municipal water

Water sources details

There is also a small well, good water quality, never used. No streams, ponds, springs, or wetlands.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

This farm includes: 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with licensed commercial kitchen (with dry storage basement) separated by 5' mudroom from house; sugar house with annex for filtering/bottling; 3000 gal. stainless sap storage tank; 2 greenhouses; 1 high tunnel; barn divided into half workshop-half retail store; small parking area for customers

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Approx. 1200 sq' 3 bedroom (or 2 bedroom & office), 2 bathroom farmhouse w/basement and renovated 1st floor, all appliances included, newly renovated roof, attached to federally inspected commercial kitchen with dry storage basement

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

FARM: tractor with backhoe and brush hog, log-splitter, riding mower, brush cutter, generator, 2 snow blowers, MAPLE:4x14 SS evaporator, 3000 gal SS sap tank filter press, vacuum pump, releaser, bottler, maple cream machine, COMMERCIAL KITCHEN:range, fridge, 3 freezers, 3 bay sink, sterilizer, SS tables, OFFICE:copier, label printer, laminater
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

This farm is being sold as a turn-key maple and specialty foods business which includes: 20+ year old branded operation, all recipes and formulations, direct sale markets, wholesale accounts, business management details, suppliers, technical support. There is a 4 acre plot at the top of the hill perfect for a solar farm. New owner can step into revenue stream immediately.

Sale price

$600,000-$1,000,000
Additional Information

Description

The Warren Farm & Sugarhouse specializes in the production of pure maple syrup and a unique, specialty food product line that utilizes maple as a main ingredient.  The sugarhouse holds a 4x14' SS evaporator and includes an annex for filtering and bottling.  There are over 3000 taps avaiable - both on the farm and on the surrounding 250 acres owned by the Worcester Diocese, with permission to tap and 1st right to own.  The farm has 2 greenhouses and a high tunnel, along with a field crop area, 2 1/2 acre orchard, and berry and grape rows.  There is also a small pasture with a lean-to.  The hightest part of the farm, approx. 4 acres, would be perfect as a solar farm.  One greenhouse is hard-sided and is perfect for controlled germination via grow mats and domes.  Greenhouses come with grow mats, domes, flats, cells, and pots.  There are also potting benches, a docimeter, and irrigation lines.  The larger of the 2 greenhouses has been used transformed into a maple history museum each March for sugaring tours, and can seat 50 people.  The sturdy barn is divided into a workshop and the farm retail shop.  Its loft is dry and perfect for storage, and the floor is cement.  A wide driveway separates the barn from the house.  The federally licensed commercial kitchen is attached to the house by a mudroom, and an attractive farmers porch which runs along the length of it.  It contains all the necessary tables, shelving, prepping, and equipment necessary for specialty food production, bottling of maple syrup, and and production of maple value added products.  It could also be rented out as additional revenue.  

The Warren Farm & Sugarhouse comes with a known brand, with over 20 years of recognition.  Its web site pops up with a high placement because of this recognition.  The business continues to be viable during the selling process, so the new owners can step into the revenue stream immediately, and then choose to make changes as they see fit.  All branding products and proprietary marketing materials would be part of the sale, as would recipes and formulations, training, and consulting services.  Web site for orders, customer base, wholesale base, and direct sale events and opportunities would also be included, along with all business records.  It is important to note that over the 20+ year history of this farm/business, the husband-wife owner team never used employees to manage the operation.  

This small farm, dating back to 1867, just shy of 9 acres, is located on a quiet, dead-end street in North Brookfield, MA, Worcester County.  Surrounded by 250 acres of woodland and wetlands, it has a strong rural, agricultural appeal.  There are a multitude of revenue opportunites with this farm - agriculture, specialty food production, agri-tourism, etc.  It is very easy to find, as it is 2 blocks from main street and 5 blocks from the center of town.  Its history has been recorded by a local historian and that information is available.  

This beautiful little treasure trove of opportunities must be explored for all it is worth.  For more information, please contact:

Janice Wentworth

The Warren Farm & Sugarhouse

31 Warren St., North Brookfield, MA  01535

508-867-0174  or  [email protected]

www.thewarrenfarm.com

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