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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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Land for Lease in Benson!

RAFFL

100 acres of open farmland for lease, and pole barn. Also, enclosed barn (optional) with electric and water for rent. A 5,200 sf residence also available for lease (in-part of in full). Private entranced 800 sf space that formerly housed a Healing Center. Location: Benson, on West Haven line, Rutland County

Tenure Arrangements Offered:
Partnership with preferably an organic farmer to lease land with or without housing. Also open to additional housing 500 sf or under to be built or extension of less than 900 sf (no permits required in Benson)

Other: The soil is clay and suitable to start and nurture vineyards. There has been much interest and success in grape growing in Benson. The land has been hayed for decades: no crops have been planted within last ten years. We would be most interested in organic farmers for this property.

Acreage:TOTAL: 90; Wooded: 2;
Open: 88; Tillable: 88

Quality of Soil:
Growing hay for the last decade. Clay soil. Chemicals never applied to the soil. A couple of wet areas. pH 5.5 (see attached report through UVM). Test was done for someone interested in growing grain corn.

Farm Infrastructure:

Farm Buildings: Open pole Barn (44×72’); 44 x 60’ enclosed steel barn with water and electricity; poured concrete floor with drain.

Housing: 
A 5,200 sf beautiful, modern farmhouse with attached 1200 sf heated garage. (Insured through Chubb Insurance: replacement value: $2.6M). House is optionally available for sale or lease. See it here:http://SummerfieldVermont.com. Property listed on Vermont Country Properties as seasonal rental: http://bit.ly/Nf9yhL . Pricing doesn’t apply, although available for rent in-part or in-full. More photos available. Also, open to lease with option to buy; would consider short or long-term lease with or without residence. Would consider revenue-sharing arrangement that could satisfy or reduce current overhead of property.

Water Resources: 
Barn water supply through underground supply from main house; seasonal stream with excellent potential for pond.

Equipment: 
None

Benson is a few miles from New York border at bottom tip of Lake Champlain; 30 miles to Rutland; ~40 miles to Middlebury

Email your inquiry to barry@lenair.com or call Rhonda: 978.358.8499, Cell: 802.558.9200

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