Farmland seekers and service providers. Please pass along this information to anyone you feel is interested. More information is available at http://www.vlt.org/initiatives/tracey Interested buyers can view the farm on May 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Background and Information
VLT is looking for a qualified farm buyer to purchase and operate the property. Once a buyer is selected, a final closing date will be negotiated. We anticipate closing in the summer of 2014, but we are agreeable to a short-term lease, if needed, to enable a buyer to have access to the property while the final stages of a sale are completed.
The 192-acre farm is located on both sides of Hallock Road in New Haven and Waltham and includes 165 acres of organically managed cropland and pasture. The farm has 140 acres of prime and statewide agricultural soils, including a mix of sandy, silt, and clay loams suitable for a variety of cropping options.
The farm includes the following buildings:
- 24’ x 152’ pole barn with adjacent concrete pad
- 180’ x 46’ freestall barn with adjacent 60’ x 50’ concrete pad
- 105’ x 55’ dairy barn with attached milkhouse and manure handling facility
- Two bunk silos, 40’ x 100’ each
- 36’ x 30’ shed
Conservation Restrictions and Conditions
The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will include an option to purchase at agricultural value. This option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or a future owner) attempt to sell the farm to a non-farmer. This provision is added to the easement to ensure the long-term affordability of the property to future farm owner-operators.
Ten acres surrounding the barns are excluded from the conservation area and may be subdivided from the remaining 182 acres. A house, septic system, and additional barns may be constructed within these 10 acres. Other agricultural and forestry-related structures may be built elsewhere on the property with prior written approval of VLT.
Price of the Farm
The 192-acre farm will be sold at its current appraised value of $330,000.
VLT will be holding an “open house” at the farm to allow potential buyers to see the property. The open house will be held on May 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please email Jon Ramsay (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call him at (802) 533-7705 if interested in attending. Please follow the signs for parking and information.