Farm for Sale in Benson, VT
The farm is located at 1622 Carter Street. The property has flat, open hayland as well as woods, a few small streams, two ponds, and a wetland. A small tie-stall barn, a pole barn, and a six-bedroom house are located on the land. Of the 125 acres, around 80 acres are open farmland and 40+ acres are wooded. The farmland is being used for hay and a beekeeper has many hives in the southwest corner of the property. There is a grove of mature black walnut trees that have the potential to be harvested. The soils tend toward heavy and moist, as is typical of the Lake Champlain basin. Water is provided by a drilled well and the septic system has been recently improved with a state-approved design.
The purchase price is $220,000, which is the current appraised value subject to the conservation easement. The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures. The conservation easement will include the 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 helps ensure the availability of the property to future farmers. Additional farm labor housing may be constructed with prior approval.
We are hosting one open house for potential buyers on November 10th from 10 am–2 pm.