20 Acres in Fairfax for Rent/Lease on the Lamoille River.

20 acres

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Dean

Property Location:

359 Goose Pond Rd. Fairfax
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

20.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

18.0

Acres of forested land:

2.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

12.0

Acres of pasture:

6.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

There is approximately 2 to 4 acres around the house that is flat with some field trees for shade. Could be used as the green house locations, home garden, shop, equipment storage.

Quality of land:

The land was certified organic in 1995. There has been nothing added to the soil except lime and North Country fertilizer since then. I have kept the roads open and the fields mowed. I have been working on a 3 to 4 acre area that would be great for grazing or future hay field. There was corn and oats grown on it years ago. soils are Ondua,limerick and warham. Soil maps available through USDA,NRCS.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

The land borders the Lamoille River for 850 feet. It has 700 plus road frontage on the Goose Pond Rd. There is an intermittent brook/ditch that seems to run all year between the two borders. It may get very low in August, but usually is present. Could divert or collect for watering animals.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

The house is 24x32, cape style. Upstairs there is a small master bedroom with a full bath. Kitchen/dining/living is all open and one. There is a porch (10x18) accessible from the dining area. Downstairs there is a small bedroom, laundry, mudroom and a one bay shop with a woodstove. There is also a 10x16 attached woodshed off the back

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Farm infrastructure details:

No real farm infrastructure. There is a 24x24 ft garage that is 125 ft from the house. It has a large opening so most small equipment would fit.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Other

Property for rent:

The entire 20 acres with the house and garage is 1,700$ a month if farming the land. With a lease. I am willing to negotiate. Depending on the tenants land use. The house rents for 1,450 a month. With a one year lease. With only use of the surrounding 2 acres.

Additional Information

Other ideas to think about.  

   The land is a ten minute ride from the center of Fairfax.  It is a twenty minute ride to Smugglers Notch ski area.  The ride to Burlington takes 30 minutes in the morning commute.  

As many farmer types might wonder?  Does it have farm stand potential?  Probably not to prolifick.  Being the land access is off a dirt road.  But....

There is enough flat space around the home site that would easily fittwo or three 100 ft greenhouses. This would allow for commercial tomatoes/flowers/vegetable starts.

I dont think the property is big enough for a commercial beef operation, unless, you had other land to grow your feed on.  Or you just had 10 head.

There is a section of the land that is a natural bank of sandy soil, deposited in a long uniform manner.  I wanted  to clear the silver maples out of there and open it up for berries.  The exposure would be perfect, and the soils are optimal. 

Raising turkeys or chickens would obviously be an option, plenty of land.