Laughing Tree Farm, 35 Acres for Lease, Monkton

77 acres

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Nathan Palmer

Property Location:

986 Rotax Road, Monkton, VT
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

77.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

35.0

Acres of forested land:

0.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

25.0

Acres of pasture:

7.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Land has 40 acres of protected wetland.

Quality of land:

Fertile Vergennes clay soil, no chemicals, approximately 25 acres currently in hay, 2 acre improved vegetable plot. Slight western slope.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Gravity fed spring, brook, small pond

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

8X20 cabin/tiny house available. No indoor plumbing.

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

2 compact tractors, tiller, hay equipment, brush hog, auger, disc harrows

Farm infrastructure details:

Some room in barn for pigs, poultry, etc. Hay storage. Hoop house frame 16X30-100

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Other

Property for rent:

Dependent on usage. All options considered

Additional Information

My wife and I work off the farm and need someone or someones to farm the land.  This is a beautiful valley farm and it has been very productive land in the past. We have two horses and a small flock of layers and a couple dozen guinea fowl.  We are open to a small herd of beef, goats, sheep or ?? vegetables, crops etc. Cabin/tiny house is mobile so can be situated near power source or more remote for a rustic experience.  Composting outhouse also available and portable. Lots of options.

We are mainly interested in keeping the land productive and getting some help in the maintenance of the barns and fences.  Carpentry experience would be a plus. 

We would rent with a discount for a determined number of hours of work per month.

Monkton is a small community situated  equidistant from Middlebury and Burlington.