The Farm Between - 18 acre Organic Fruit Farm and Nursery - Jeffersonville, VT

18 acres • $450,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

John Hayden

Property Location:

3727 VT RT 15, Jeffersonville, VT 05464
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

18.3

Total acres available for agriculture:

18.0

Acres of forested land:

0.3

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

12.0

Acres of pasture:

6.0

Quality of land:

Soils ranging from sandy loams to silty loams. Have been managed organically for 28 years with increases in biodiversity and organic matter. The variable soils and topography create a variety of niches for perennial crops, vegetables, grazing, hedgerows and a pollinator sanctuary.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Gravity fed spring for house and nursery. Stream for livestock and irrigation. 1000 gal of rainwater storage tanks.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

The 1809 brick house is 2 stories with 3,500 sf. 4 bedrooms, and 2 full baths. It is in very good condition. Main heating is oil/hot water baseboard and a large cook/woodstove in the kitchen. The owners have done lots of work over the years insulating and improving energy efficiency. The large kitchen was completely renovated in 2010.

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

27 HP Kioti Tractor, walk-in cooler, farm truck, lots of other miscellaneous equipment and supplies.

Farm infrastructure details:

2 large barns, one attached to the house, and one separate. The attached barn includes a small garage, a living area used as a seasonal apartment, and 1,200 sf open area used for retail space. The main barn is 6,600 sf and includes a full drive in hayloft. Two smaller outbuildings and (5) 21 x 48 hoophouses are included.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Sale price:

$450,000

Additional Information

'The Farm Between' is an iconic local organic farm nestled in the Lamoille River valley just north of Mount Mansfield and Smugglers Notch Ski Area. John and Nancy Hayden have stewarded the farm and business for the past 28 years and are ready to retire. Conveniently located on VT Route 15, between the two beautiful villages of Cambridge and Jeffersonville, the farm has excellent exposure to potential customers. The variable soils and topography create a variety of niches for perennial crops, vegetables, grazing, hedgerows and a pollinator sanctuary.

John and Nancy have focused on building healthy soil for the past 28 years and it shows! The farm consists of several small orchards, hundreds of berry bushes, a wildflower meadow, grazing areas, 5 hoop houses, and a nursery.  Some of the fruits grown include apples, aronia, black currants, elderberries, blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, grapes, honeyberries, hazelberts, pears, seaberries, plums, and cherries.  There are also plantings of perennial vegetables such as rhubarb, asparagus, sunchokes and sea kale.  This is a turn-key opportunity to own an historic home on a fully functional perennial fruit farm and nursery. There is room for expansion as well as other potential enterprises. The farm is the focus of the recently published book, “Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery,” available through Chelsea Green Publishing and on Amazon. The farm website is www.thefarmbetween.com. For more information about the farm contact John at [email protected].