The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) is seeking a farmer to operate the 169 acre Landon farm in South Hero. The farm is available for lease or sale. VLT is willing to lease the farm for 2 – 3 years with the goal of transitioning ownership at the end of the lease term. Minimum lease payments are $1,000 per month. Lease payments made beyond this amount can be applied towards the purchase price.
Additionally, VLT is willing to provide some interim financing to a farm buyer interested in acquiring the farm if needed. Once a farmer is selected, the final terms of a lease or financing will be negotiated.
The sale price is the current appraised value $460,000. The farm includes 100 acres of open cropland and pasture the woodland includes a sugarbush with approximately 2,000 taps.
The farm includes the following buildings:
· Two-story, 3-bedroom, timber-frame house with +/- 2,300 square feet of living space plus additional +/-1,500 square feet of space in the basement
· 4,000 square-foot super structure barn
· 30’ x 40’ garage with an attached poultry processing facility
The Landon Farm was conserved in 2003 in partnership with the South Hero Land Trust, the Lake Champlain Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy of Vermont.
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