Blue Slate Farm and/or parcels

399 acres • $2,000,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Kate Mauldin

Property Location:

1650 Crown Point Road, Bridport Vermont
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

399.3

Total acres available for agriculture:

389.3

Acres of forested land:

16.5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

271.0

Acres of pasture:

71.3

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

15.5± acres CRP land (not usable for ag) and 13± acres of wetland/wasteland.

Quality of land:

Tenant farmers have kept up the land base quality quite well with continued lime, fertilizer, reseeding and manure application. Several road cuts have been widened and regraveled. Several interior areas of the farm roads have been improved. Overall, the quality of the tillable land base is in good quality and condition.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Tri-Town Water Power, telephone and municipal water are along the road frontage. Tributary of Dead Creek and 3 ponds.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

2 story wood framed farmhouse. 6 Bedrooms, total Living Area: 2,325sf. (c. 1880)

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Farm infrastructure details:

Two barns. The main 1½ story conventional dairy barn was constructed in 1947 and the 1 story addition to the north was constructed in 1967. 1½ story barn: 4,680 sf, milkhouse: 580 sf. The 1½ story young stock barn was constructed at various times with the original barn (c. 1850) and the addition added in 1950. Total size is 5,200sf.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for sale:

You can see more about the Farm at https://sixaveout.wixsite.com/blue-slate-farm Blue Slate Farm consists of several parcels which are able to be sold separately. The home farm and all buildings reside on approximately 25 acres. The remaining 349 acres along crown point road can be subdivided into smaller parcels. Public water system runs all along crown point road.

Sale price:

$2,000,000

Additional Information

Blue Slate Farm operation was an operating dairy farm with 120± mature milk cows and extensive youngstock up until 2004 when the cattle were sold.  

Since 2004, the land base has been rented and most of the barns and outbuildings have been vacant. The westside barns are used for equipment storage. The western youngstock barn is currently used for livestock and hay storage. The eastside barns have been vacant and used for equipment and machinery storage. 

The land consists of:

10± acre farmstead complex site, 2± acre mobile home site, 271± acres tillable land,

71.3± acres pasture land (including 25± acres of improvable pasture), 16.5± acres of woodland, 15.5± Acres CRP/pasture land (not usable) and 13± acres of wetland/wasteland.

Exact acreage land types are subject to a survey.

Access is considered good to very good with a total of 14,460’ of road frontage. There is 3,374’ of road frontage on the west side of Crown Point Road; 2,607’ of road frontage on the east side of Crown Point Road; 3,958’ of road frontage on the south side of Crown Point Road; 3,228’ of road frontage on the north side of Crown Point Road; and 1,293’ on the south side of Swinton Road. All roads are Class II macadam surfaced, town owned and maintained highways, except for Swinton Road which is a Class III, gravel surfaced town road. Good network of interior farm roads. Wide road cuts with newer culverts and improved gravel.

The tillable land is in hay, alfalfa, clover, mixed grasses and corn cover. Pasture is in grasses and overgrown pasture and brush. Woodland cover is mixed northern hardwoods and softwood. Some brush in wetland is in cattails and hydricvegetation.

Predominant soils include Vergennes clay of 2 to 6% slopes, Vergennes clay of 6 to 12% slopes, Vergennes clay of 12 to 25% slopes, Livingston clay flooded, Covington silty clay flooded, Farmington stony silt loam moderately deep variant of 8 to 15% slopes and Covington and Panton silty clays. Fertility is considered good. Drainage and open ditches are good to average.