17 Acre Farm with House - Beautiful Setting - Rockingham, VT

17 acres • $198,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Steve Crofter

Property Location:

2128 Brockways Mills Road, Rockingham VT 05143-8783
View Location on Google MapsView Soil Info on VT Natural Resources AtlasView Atlas Tutorial

The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

17.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

8.0

Acres of forested land:

7.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

3.0

Acres of pasture:

5.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Approximately 2 acres are wetland or riverbank.

Quality of land:

About half the land is open and is mostly level or gently sloping toward the north. There is good solar exposure. It has well-drained soil, primarily Quonset-Warwick. Mixed deciduous and conifer woods slope steeply down toward the northeast and northwest boundaries. No chemicals have been used in the last 7 years, and although the current owners have not applied for organic certification, they have used organic methods, have kept careful records, and could help buyers obtain organic certification. The areas they have cultivated have good soil fertility.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Drilled well supplies 10 gallons per minute to barn, barnyard, and high tunnel. Spring reservoir supplies farmhouse. Irrigation system uses solar power to pump (unlimited) river water to 2000 gallon tank near high point of land; drip tape currently irrigates 1/3 acre of gardens with plenty of room for expansion.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

1,284 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, open-concept kitchen/living room, study, bath w/ shower/tub & composting toilet. New metal roof & chimneys, rewired, re-plumbed, fully insulated. 2 & 1/2 cords wood per winter; propane backup never needed. Second small living space in barn w/ bedroom, living room, shower & composting toilet, heat pump, fully insulated.

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

A wide variety of equipment, large and small, is negotiable.

Farm infrastructure details:

2,900 sq ft barn w/ Coolbot room and 2nd floor screened-in apiary; 1,270 sq ft outbuilding, concrete floor, w/ 1-bay garage and woodworking shop; 3-bay equipment shed; garden shed; 21' x 104' high tunnel; 5,175 watt ground-mount tiltable solar array. The farm has a good reputation and high scoring reviews on WWOOF-USA.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for sale:

Price is $198,000 which is fair market value. Some amount of owner financing is a possibility.

Sale price:

$198,000

Additional Information

Singing River Farm consists of 17 lovely acres of open fields and forest lying along the Williams River in rural Rockingham, VT.  Situated 4 miles from Interstate 91, it is slightly more than a half hour drive from Brattleboro, White River Junction, and Hanover, NH.  

The property is half open land with good solar exposure and well-drained soil, primarily Quonset-Warwick.  Mixed deciduous and conifer woods slope down toward the northeast and northwest boundaries.  There are about 1000 feet of frontage on the Williams River, much of it within the spectacular Brockways Mills Gorge.  A private swimming hole in the gorge offers shade and relaxation on hot summer days.  Sokoki Falls is but a two-minute walk away, and can be heard from the farmhouse.

The current owners have operated the farm as a homestead along with several commercial enterprises including retail sales of field-grown pansies, specialty cut flowers, flint corn, big pumpkins, and Christmas trees.  Because the farm is located only two-tenths of a mile from state highway 103 and straddles a town road that is a commuter route, there is plenty of exposure to both local and tourist traffic.  Events such as Singing River Farm's annual Pansy Festival have drawn crowds to the farm, and the owners' public involvement in environmental and social justice initiatives have given the farm wide recognition and a good reputation.

Although the current owners have not applied for organic certification, they have used organic methods, have kept careful records, and would be able to help new owners obtain organic certification.  In the 2018 season, they had about a half acre under cultivation, including 6,400 square feet of no-till raised beds.  An edible forest garden was started in 2014 and there are many fruit trees, berries, and other perennials.  

Please contact Steve Crofter and Laurel Green at 802-275-4646 or [email protected] for more information or to arrange a visit.