Nichols Hops Farm

1 acres

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Nick Nichols

Property Location:

Westford, Vermont
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

1.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

1.0

Acres of forested land:

60.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

We have a decent number of maple trees that might be usable for sugaring.

Quality of land:

Rich soil that was formerly a pasture. Soil is somewhat rocky with mixed levels of clay - some areas drain well and other areas do not drain well.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Well

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

None available

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

Tractor with bucket and blade

Farm infrastructure details:

Large barn for storage and workspace 1 acre hops trellis installed

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Other

Other:

I have an existing hops trellis installed covering .75 acres for growing hops. Farmer may grow hops for free with some agreement for profit-sharing.

Additional Information

I have installed a hops trellis for growing hops in my backfield but discovered that I don't have the time or skill to manage the growing or harvest of the hops.  I am willing to let someone plant and grow the hops for free with some kind of arrangment that if you start to make a profit, I can get a small percentage of the profit.  I have a tractor that can be used free of charge, and I'm willing to cover expenses (e.g. purchase of fuel, twine, hops plants for growing, irrigation system) if you are willing to provide the work/labor and growing expertise (I do not have a green thumb).

The trellis is professionally installed with a height of 30 feet over 3/4 of an acre.  Two of the rows are already successuflly planted and producing hops.