Beidler Family Farm

143 acres • $700,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Regina Beidler

Property Location:

Randolph Center, Vermont
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

143.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

143.0

Acres of forested land:

43.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

100.0

Acres of pasture:

100.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Homestead area, including equipment shed, small shed, house, dairy barn and hoop barn sits on less than 5 acres.

Quality of land:

This farm has been certified organic since spring of 2000 with certification kept up to date. Most of the cropland is comprised of Buckland B (moderately well drained and good quality) soils with the balance in Cabot type soils (slightly heavier with clay subsoil). The farm is slightly sloped with several large fields including one that is 35 acres and relatively flat.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Farm comes with an artesian well with excellent water flow that has been adequate for the house and dairy barn on even the driest years. Additional water source is a spring that originates from the technical college next door and has fed into water lines for livestock in the pastures and can be controlled at the house.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

1850s farmhouse fully renovated with 4 bedrooms and 1 3/4 baths, wrap around porch, oil and wood furnace heating. New kitchen built in 2011.

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

Milking equipment including bulk tank, milking system and pipeline and gutter cleaner will stay with the farm. 18.5 Kw solar array on the dairy barn roof is completely paid for and supplies the electricity needs of the farm through net metering.

Farm infrastructure details:

40 tie stall dairy barn with renovated stalls, waterlines and gutter cleaner - 100' x 50' 2016 built bedded pack hoop barn - 96' x 48' includes water and electricity Utility shed with horse box stall and set up for small farm store - 30' x 50' - Equipment shed - 100' X 50' with two horse stalls, small shop

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for sale:

Property is conserved through the Vermont Land Trust since the mid 1990s. The OPAV (Opportunity for Purchase at Ag Value) has not been taken for this farm and is available within the first year after purchase. Current owners are not interested in owner financing or short term leases and is looking for someone to buy the farm outright at the asking price.

Sale price:

$700,000

Additional Information

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.