This scenic farm is nestled in an active farming community and ideally located just below Vermont Technical College and bordered by the Vermont Veterans Cemetery. I-89 is two miles from the farm driveway giving access to many other parts of the state. The current owner used the farm primarily for organic dairy but over the years grew small grains, vegetables, flowers, gave horse drawn sleigh rides and harvested some wood through the managed forestland. The soils and infrastructure are well adapted for many types of farming. There are over 50 acres of neighboring hayfields and pastures that border the farm that are available for use for grazing and haying.
The current owners have focused on grass based livestock production. All the fields and pastures are fenced, most with high tensile fencing and laneways with water lines running to almost all the paddocks. Buildings are located in the center of the property making it easy for animals to be close to buildings as needed. Manure pit and barnyard were designed for semisolid manure storage and were completed as NRCS projects in 1998. The hoop barn was constructed in 2016 and only used heavily for the dairy herd for two years with water lines and built in waterers in the building.
The farm has been managed for wildlife and bird habitat including the Penny Brook which runs through it. The woods include a small amount of maples but mostly pine and softwoods and a signficant stand of cedar which has furnished sawlogs and abundant fenceposts for the farm.
Interested seekers should send a letter of interest, to Regina's email ([email protected]) including your farming background, how you envision the property being used and how you anticipate being able to finance the farm.