Red Barn Kitchen!

6 acres

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Matt Jennings

Property Location:

East Charlotte, Vermont
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

6.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

1.0

Acres of forested land:

4.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1.0

Acres of pasture:

1.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Field / yard of private residence.

Quality of land:

Fertile, organic and amended clay based soil. Soil test results available upon request!

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

On-site well. Above ground irrigation.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

None available

Farmer housing details:

None yet- but may be possible in the future. Will discuss details with interested parties.

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Farm infrastructure details:

Currently: half acre tilled and bedded- but possibly more land available. Animal pen (we have pigs / chickens / sheep).

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Other

Property for rent:

We are most interested in a 'rolling lease' and finding a responsible partner who is interested in starting with this coming season and then potentially moving into the subsequent season if things work out for all parties. No monetary exchange or 'rent' required. We will be operating a small commercial catering kitchen off the property a couple days a week from May-October and would only ask for produce in exchange.

Additional Information

My wife and I are both chefs and we are building a small commercial kitchen in our barn and will be opening Red Barn Kitchen this summer. We will be offering pick up at our ‘to go window’ on Saturdays as well as the occasional cooking class and on-premise event once COVID gets under control. Ideally by next season we are doing some off-premise catering as well. 

We have some awesome silent partners in the housewares/ kitchen ware industries on the barn project who have contracts with us for marketing work / social media and cooking videos out of the barn as well. Finally, the barn will serve as the opportunity for research and development for my full time job, as the Vice President of Culinary for Healthy Living Market. 

The lease arrangement I am envisioning is one that will allow a farmer partner to run their own business off our property but also provide Red Barn Kitchen with some ‘specialty’ produce when available to help supplement our menus and events so we can showcase products grown on our property by our farmer friends. No payment required for lease- just product in exchange. TBD on volume. We are flexible. You are welcome to run your own CSA off the property as well. 

We would love to find someone interested in helping share the land as we just want to put it to good use! All we need is someone responsible and respectful- as we would deliver the same.

There is marketing support available if interested- we have a pretty vast network in the culinary world and would be happy to help promote, do social media for, or even more integrated marketing campaigns to draw attention to our farmer friend, if they desired. No obligation but I see it as part of the opportunity if someone is interested in that.

You can also check out @Matthew Jennings and @redbarnkitchenvt on Instagram/ Twitter for more info.

Thank you!