ALL Together Farm, Randolph Center

9 acres • $225,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Brad Johnson

Property Location:

2435 Ridge Road Randolph Center VT
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

9.1

Total acres available for agriculture:

8.0

Acres of forested land:

3.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1.0

Acres of pasture:

4.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

none

Quality of land:

This is a small piece of what was a much larger dairy farm, with nearly flat pasture which may be grazed or hayed. There is a seasonally wet drainage that runs north/south thru the pasture, but it does not limit access to any pasture section. The land was previously certified organic, and while we did not maintain the certification, we have followed organic standards with no spraying or synthetic fertilizers used, intensive rotational grazing, and application of composted animal manure. Pasture quality is good and there are no issues with drainage. We maintained a 1,500 sq. ft. garden to our own vegetable growing.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

We have a drilled well and two frost-proof hydrants, one in each barn. The water quality of the well is excellent, though the water is mineral heavy (we use water softener system in house).

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

1850's farmhouse, 2,100 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, new kitchen, new insulation, new exterior sheathing patches, new water softener system and hot water heater, Sam Daniels wood furnace and oil burner (back-up),

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Farm infrastructure details:

3 year old post and beam barn on full slab with metal roof, 24 x 30 with two shed roofs off the east and west sides with attached horse run-in and pig pen, three horse stalls, hay loft. 15 year old one-story storage barn on full slab with chicken coop/brooder. 15 year old out building on slab for storage. 6 strand high tensile perimeter fence.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for sale:

Please see http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-4398-3cgbnn/2435-ridge-road-randolph-randolph-vt-05061. The asking price is more than $65,000 less than the town listing value. We have had the land in Current Use, though it is not currently enrolled as we are not generating enough income from the farm to qualify.

Sale price:

$225,000

Additional Information

http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-4398-3cgbnn/2435-ri...

I am now logging full time with my horses and we needed to find another property with more timber value to support my business model.  For this reason we are moving to a woodlot to Northfield, VT.  If we were going to continue farming there is no way we would leave this spot.  This really is a special small farm.  It is completely set up for a small farmer to come in and get work immediately, with no major infrastructure needed.  The community is decidedly agricultural, with several dairies on the road and many homestead size gardens and livestock operations.  Our road gets enought traffic that a roadside farm stand would work nicely, and the markets for grass fed meat are nearly unlimited here.  We did very little advertizing over the years we were here, and local buyers were strong supporters of ours.  We have amazing neighbors here, and we have been able to access additional pasture acreage owned by our neighbor to the south.  My auto mechanic lives across the road, and my other neighbor works on my tractor.  They are top notch people, and I will be sad to leave them behind.  

The school system in Randolph has been super for our daughter, now 12.  We have easy access to I-89, for quick commuting to Montpelier, Burlington, or WRJ.  Vermont Technical College is about 5 mins down the road, and in addition to the Randolph Schools we have the Randolph Technical Carreer Center down in town.  Our town library is great and the Chandler Center for the Arts provides excellent access to high quality music, visual arts, speakers, plays, and more.  For a small, rural location Randolph has a lot going on.