2 BDR Farmhouse, land, barn and equipment for rent

30 acres

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Nancy Hunt

Property Location:

Bakersfield, Vermont
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

30.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

30.0

Acres of forested land:

0.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

0.0

Acres of pasture:

30.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Other land might become available in future years. We lease to one other farmer currently taking hay, and that lease lasts for two more years. It is to be determined to what extent that lease will be renewed.

Quality of land:

Land has been pastured and hayed. No chemicals have been applied and the land could be certified organic.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Historically this farm was a sheep and beef operation and water lines exist throughout the property. They will need to be examined and possibly upgraded.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

One restored 1840s historic farmhouse for rent. 2 -bedroom, 2 -baths, 2 stories with basement house will be available for rent starting May 1, 2016. We did an energy efficiency upgrade last year.

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

Round and square bale and 35 hp and 65 hp tractors, hay wagon among other equipment are available.

Farm infrastructure details:

One animal barn including outdoor concrete pad and manure pit, corrals, head gate, feeders. Another equipment shed is 40 X 60. Currently has round and square bale equipment inside which could be negotiated as part of this lease.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Property for rent:

Housing rental term would be year -to -year but duration of the land lease could be longer term. Future land sale is a possibility.

Additional Information

Farmhouse and adjacent acreage are for rent as one package.  Currently only considering tenants who would rent the land, barn and house at the same time.  We also have extensive forest acreage under Current Use management plan and would be willing to consider woodlands as part of the lease if it fit with the plan.  We are amenable to land use plans that make appropriate use of the natural resources here.  This is a beautiful farm with elevated mountain and valley views.  Historically used for livestock production of all types, and infrastructure is in place and available as part of the lease.   Equipment is available and could be part of the lease depending on the farmer-tenant's needs.  Some acreage would be tillable for vegetable, gardening or small row crop enterprises.  The property is in close proximity to the village of Bakersfield and East Fairfield, and 45 minute drive to Burlington and 15 minutes to St Albans.    Contact Vermont Land Link manager, Ben Waterman at (802) 656-9142 or ben.waterman@uvm.edu for more information or to schedule a site visit.  Farmhouse, barns, fields and equipment will be available in May 2016, but we encourage farmers to consider this now in order to plan ahead.