Witham Farm • 100 acres for sale • Somerset County, ME

Posted on February 19, 2019Last updated 4 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

59 Stickney Hill Road, Athens, ME 04912

Total number of acres available with this property:

51-100

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

21-50

Acres of pasture:

21-50

Acres of forested land:

51-100

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
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Details unknown

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Farmhouse: The two bedroom, one bath was completely renovated in 2015 including new electrical, plumbing, spray foam insulation, and roof. It is all pine inside and open floor plan with one loft bedroom and one bedroom on first floor. The house is heated primarily by one wood stove, but there is back up kerosene monitor heater.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Equipment: All milking equipment including 4 Nu Pulse units, bulk tank, vacuum pump, and gutter cleaner will be included. There is a lot of other equipment available for sale including all spreading, haying, and vegetable production equipment that will be sold separately.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

$199,000

Sale price

$100,000-$200,000
Additional Information

Description

This farm is a beautiful private spot, yet only a couple miles from the center of town. Originally in a trust with the University of Massachusetts, this farm was only first available in 2015. We have put a lot of love into it for the last 4 years to bring back to life a farm that was forlorn and abandoned before. We would like to see the next farmers continue to rebuild the soils and reclaim the once open fields and also to continue to produce goods for the markets we are leaving in the surrounding areas.

Farmhouse: The two bedroom, one bath was completely renovated in 2015 including new electrical, plumbing, spray foam insulation, and roof. It is all pine inside and open floor plan with one loft bedroom and one bedroom on first floor. The house is heated primarily by one wood stove, but there is back up kerosene monitor heater. To finish the house it needs windows, siding, and trim. Current owner could do this work for potential buyer.

Equipment: All milking equipment including 4 Nu Pulse units, bulk tank, vacuum pump, and gutter cleaner will be included. There is a lot of other equipment available for sale including all spreading, haying, and vegetable production equipment that will be sold separately.

Potential for an extra 100 acres across the street for an price or available to lease by the buyer of original farm.

Priced at $199,000

Easement through Maine Farmland Trust has been approved, but not finalized.

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