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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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Benson Farm for Sale


Heather and Jared are selling their farm in Benson. They would love to see the farm continued in agriculture. It would make a great homestead but it would really be a turn key operation for a variety of farm/ food venture business. Below is a link to the listing with lots of pictures.  They can be contacted with any questions as well at (802) 342-2909. http://www.cbwatsonrealty.com/realestate/detailview/80//4085062

Price: $299,000


  • 13 acres open rolling hills grass
  • ¼ acre pond for irrigation, swimming and fishing
  • 5-8 acres tillable


  • 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


  • Spectacular 1800’s Post and Beam Wedding Barn/ Event Hall 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • Sensaphone Alarm/ remote monitoring system
  • Food Safety plan for packaging/ prep room and greenhouses

Additional Information:

Property adjoins Nature Conservancy Preserve and is surrounded by Large Acreage Owners

Farm is enrolled in agricultural use tax. Taxes are approximately $ 2000-2500 per year

Benson, Vermont is a great agricultural community with several organic diversified farms, a slaughterhouse, vineyards and orchards.

Farm is located on very quiet, well maintained dirt road about 2 miles from Benson Village

Heather & Jared McDermott Vermont Herb & Salad Company 1204 Money Hole Road Benson, Vermont 05743