The land has been farmed since the 1880's. Our farming efforts from 1988 through 2010 with about 800 lamas and alpacas have been modestly successful, aided by a small income from a pick-your-own operation with blueberries and apples.
The land, barns and buildings are well suited to many aspects of farming, from animal husbandry, row crop or hydroponic farming, rescue operations, family compound, corporate retreat center, survivalist or preppers, horse or cattle faming, etc. Organic status for the apples and blueberries is being applied for, with no seeming obstacles in the way.
The farm is just three miles off of Rt.8 that goes from Fairfield CT to Vermont. It is just 3 miles from the nearest gas, eight miles from grocery shopping and medical facility. Williams College, Bennington College and other colleges are within commuting distance. Albany NY and Hartford CT airports are 1 1/2 hours. NYC is 4 hours, Boston 3. The land is composed of three separate parcels, roughly 10, 15 and 70 acres on both sides of Maltese Road which has only five homes on its' half mile length. It is on a well-maintained town road. Taxes are a modest $7,200.