Purple Burdock Farm is located at 1487 Hackadam Road in West Haven - close to Fair Haven (15 minutes), Rutland (30 minutes) and Middlebury (40 minutes). At the end of a dead end road, this 48-acre parcel is a rich, flat, elevated, somewhat sandy peninsula near the mouth of southern Lake Champlain. It is bordered by the Poultney and Hubbardton Rivers. The unusually fine sandy-loam soils were used for potato and onion cultivation and, more recently, for a commercial vegetable farm.
The owners have added two high tunnels (the smaller of which is not currently used), a greenhouse, a walk-in cooler, and a productive agricultural well for irrigation. Two houses exist on the property, one suitable for farm labor. Ther are four four structures used for storage and workshop space. Some need repairs and maintenance.
The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures. The conservation easement will include the option to purchase at agricultural value. This option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or a future owner) attempt to sell the farm to a non-farmer. This provision helps ensure the long-term affordability of the property to future farmers.
We are hosting two open houses at the farm to allow potential buyers to see the property. They will be Wednesday, July 12 and Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
We strongly recommend attendance at an open house, since there is limited availability to see the farm outside of these dates. Interested parties are asked to contact Jon Ramsay if planning to attend, at [email protected] or (802) 533-7705.