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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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Great Benson Farm for Sale

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I'm passing this along from Vermont Herb and Salad, ________________________________________________________

Hi Folks, We are excited to announce that we are moving aspects of our business/ farm to a great Organic Farm out in Colorado. Consequently, we have some real estate to sell. This farm would be a great set up for an existing Ag business or for a beginning farmer and we would love to see it continued in Agriculture. Please pass it on to any folks who may be interested or have them contact us. It would be much Appreciated! We'd like to sell the property as a whole but as the property is still 2 separate deeds, each can be sold separately.

Here's the Description: 100 Acre Organic Farm in Benson, Vermont with 2 Houses, Greenhouses, and Sugar Bush House #1 Land ·         13 acres open rolling hills grass ·         ¼ acre pond for irrigation, swimming and fishing ·         5-8 acres tillable

House ·         1800’s construction ·         2000 sq ft +/- 3 bd/ 2.5 baths ·         House renovated in 2000- kitchen and baths replaced ·         Hardwood floors downstairs, refinished antique pine floors upstairs ·         Oil boiler, baseboard heat ·         Includes refrigerator new 2010 ·         Stove, propane 2010 ·         Dishwasher 2010 ·         Washer dryer- stacked 2006 ·         Slate roof ·         Well improved and well pump replaced in 2008 ·         Septic replaced 2005

Barn ·         1800’s Post and Beam Barn 40 x 60 main barn- two floors ·         Slate Roof ·         Barn renovated between 2005-2008 ·         Barn thoroughly cleaned, pressure- washed from ceiling to basement ·         Sills and posts replaced as need ·         Loft floor replaced with finished pine. ·         New staircase for easy access ·         500 sq ft office bathroom that includes kitchenette , fridge and electric stove ·         500 sq ft packing room/ prep area includes concrete floor with radiant heat, walkin cooler, 3 bay stainless steel sink ·         Lower level barn is 2000 sq ft concrete floor, warehouse, dry storage ·         Attached original dairy 1980 constructed 40 x 50 two floors, new metal roof 2008, concrete floor, three large sliding doors for easy access to barn with equipment

Greenhouses ·         10,000 sq ft all steel construction ·         Polycarbonate end walls ·         Double layer 6 mil film roofs ·         Includes all HAF fans and exhaust fans ·         Hydronic wood primary heat with heat exchangers ·         2 oil warm air furnaces for secondary heating ·         Nursery tables ·         Bench top irrigation systems ·         Dositron injector ·         All greenhouse controls ·         30 yards certified organic potting mix included

Other ·         Farm also includes high efficient wood boiler central heating system plumbed to 2 greenhouses, packaging room, house and office 2008 ·         Sauna 5-7 person traditional electric, hemlock and cedar ·         DSL, 2 phone lines in office ·         Sensaphone Alarm/ remote monitoring system ·         Food Safety plan for packaging/ prep room and greenhouses

House # 2

Land ·         84 +/- acres consisting of 75 +/- Mature mixed  hardwood  forest sugar bush and 15 +/- hillside grazing- grass-open ·         Abundance of wildlife ·         4000 + maple syrup taps in operation and leased ·         Miles of forest roads ·         Private Drive to house

House ·         1970’s construction ·         1500 sq ft +/- 3 bed 1 bath ·         Attached 2 car garage ·         Well and Septic 1970’s ·         Oil Warm air furnace with add on wood furnace ·         New metal roof 2009 ·         House includes refrigerator, electric stove 2008 and washer dryer ·         Small, well insulated house, very comfortable

Barns ·         5 small barns for equipment and hay storage ·         1 small dairy (1970’s construction) Additional Information: Property adjoins Nature Conservancy Preserve and is surrounded by Large Acreage Owners

Farm is enrolled in agricultural use tax. Taxes are approximately $ 4000 per year for entire property including both houses and all barns

Here is a link to the property: http://www.landsofvermont.com/vermont/?detail=&inv_id=968287

Thanks, Heather McDermott

Vermont Herb & Salad Company 1204 Money Hole Road Benson, Vermont 05743 phone (802) 537-2006 fax (802) 537-2007 www.vtherbandsalad.com Find Us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benson-Vermont/Vermont-Herb-Salad-Company/282269846054