Turnkey Organic Dairy Available with Market Access near VT border

154 acres • $495,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

John and Beth Haynes

Property Location:

30 Tengren Avenue Claremont, NH
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

154.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

80.0

Acres of forested land:

74.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

53.0

Acres of pasture:

27.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Approximately 30 acres of the forested land is classified for Prime Agricultural Soils and could be cleared for additional fields. An additional 90 acres of contiguous fields are leased from adjacent neighbors. A portion of the forested land is undeveloped sugarbush.

Quality of land:

The farm and all of the adjacent rented land are certified organic. Several acres are prime agricultural soils. Soils maps are available. This land is highly productive and provides all of the feed for the entire herd.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

2 Drilled Wells producing enough water for both the household and the dairy

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

The farm house is 3600 square feet and could be converted to a multi-family house to include housing for extended family, additional income, or farm labor.

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

Full Herd of Cattle and full line of Dairy and Field Equipment are available for purchase along with winter feed for 2017-2018. Details will be provided to serious inquirers.

Farm infrastructure details:

The Main Dairy Barn was built in 1969. 7500 sq ft tie-stall barn w/ capacity for 63 milkers. Manure Lagoon: Concrete pit built in 2002 with NRCS cost share w/ capacity for the entire herd. Farm Shop, 1500 sq ft with heated repair room Hay Storage Pole Barn 40ft x 104 ft Equipment Shed 40ft x 72 feet Fuel Storage Shed 12’ x12’

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for rent

Property for sale:

Real Estate: Asking Price: $495,000 (real estate only). Alternatively, the farm may possibly be Leased with a formal Purchase Option. Located at the end of a deadend road, with views of Mt Ascutney in VT, this farm was recently conserved by the Upper Valley Land Trust. The farm has recently been surveyed.

Sale price:

$495,000

Additional Information

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.