Lewis Creek Farm

146 acres

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Hank Bissell

Property Location:

3071 Rt 116, Starksboro VT 05487
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

146.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

60.0

Acres of forested land:

86.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

54.0

Acres of pasture:

6.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

20 aces rented tillable

Quality of land:

Excellent river bottom soils are Hadley, Winooski, Limeric & Stetson. Plentiful water for irrigation is available to all fields. The farm is organic sympathetic, has been a leader in the use of green manures, and pioneered the use of the term "Ecologically Grown".

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Municipal water to buildings. Plentiful clean water for irrigation is available to all fields.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

Many options possible: Apartment in larger farmhouse; 3BR house; new construction.

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

Extensive specialized vegetable machinery. 6 tractors ranging from 25 to 105hp, 16' delivery truck. Moveable overhead irrigation for 2 acres, drip on 6 acres. 3 bottom plow, 60" rototiller, 11' disc harrow, 3 vegetable seeders, 3 sets Kult cultivators, Carrot harvester, Potato Harvester, barrel washer, 2 brush washers, bin dumper...etc

Farm infrastructure details:

Inspected labor housing. Farmstand. Packing barn w/ loading dock, 30 pallets refrigerate storage, 90 pallets winter storage. Many greenhouses and high tunnels.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for rent

Other

Property for sale:

I'm looking for a farmer with energy, ideas, a good business sense, and vegetable farm experience who wants to own their own farm and business. Through a gradual transition process the right candidate will take over management of the business over time, and eventually purchase the farm. For more information go to www.LewisCreekFarm.com/ManagetoOwn.htm

Additional Information

This is a well established, well respected and currently operating vegetable farm. It has a well-known brand and significant market share in the highly supportive greater Burlington marketplace. A unique opportunity. The right candidate could transition into this existing business. Over time they can build both equity and experience, which will be looked on favorably by lenders. Ultimately they will purchase the business and real estate.

For more information go to www.LewisCreekFarm.com/ManagetoOwn.htm