Preparing to retire from a successful career in dairy farming, the current owners desire to transfer their farm in Claremont, NH, near the VT border, to a new farmer with the preference that it continues as an organic dairy, though other organic farming operations will be considered. The Seller is offering the farm complete with Cattle, Equipment, and the Real Estate as well as access to the organic market via Organic Valley/CROPP. In order to help facilitate a transfer, the Sellers will consider selling the farm components separately in various configurations or over an extended timeframe to make it affordable to farmer buyer. Leasing options will be considered.
The farm currently is operated as a 60 milker, grass based organic dairy. All mature cows and youngstock are housed on the farm. The farmers currently produce all of their own feed, from the farm, as well as leased land, all of which is adjacent to the farm. In most years, the farm has a surplus of forage to sell.
The farm also has approximately 74 acres of woods, some of which is undeveloped maple sugarbush. About 30 acres of this forestland is also mapped as prime agricultural soil and could be cleared for additional fields.
Farm Financial, Milk Production and Crop Production records as well as a copy of the Forest Management Plan will be provided to serious inquiries after initial meetings.
The Sellers live in a house adjacent to the property, and will be available to help mentor a new farmer.
Organic Valley Market Access: Organic Valley/ CROPP has verbally committed to taking on a new successor farmer at this location with temporary restrictions on the number of cows and milk production such that the successor cannot exceed the current production levels. As the markets improve, there will likely be opportunities to increase production.