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Karen & Charlie LeRoy
Popoma Farm
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89 acres in Addison County, Vermont

202 West Road, Whiting, Vermont 05778 - Addison County
$625,000 89 Acres
4 beds 1 Bathroom 1585 Sq.Ft.
Property ID 904262

Description

This 89 acre farm and homestead is located in Vermont's beautiful Champlain Valley near Middlebury College. The farm has been operated organically for 5 decades, and the lush, fertile land is perfect for food production and horticulture. Situated on a town-maintained gravel road, this property offers many economic opportunities for the self-motivated individual: food production, vegetable market gardens, CSA and/or pick-your-own, vineyards, hops production, horse boarding, specialty dairying, specialty crops, land subdivision, and/or a multi-family or group compound.

The 70-acre parcel on the west side of the gravel road includes an historic 1,585 square foot post and beam farm house, 2 wood stoves with separate chimneys, screened-in front porch, sheeted metal roof, attached 1 1/2 story unheated storage area, and attached lean-to formerly used as a farm stand. A 225 ft. drilled well provides plenty of sweet water for house and grounds. The house has an oil fired baseboard hot water heat furnace (new 2015) and a 1000 gallon septic tank with 150 leach field.

The 19-acre parcel on the east side of the gravel road, zoned for medium density 2-acre subdivision, includes a sturdy 130 x 35 2 story barn providing 9,100 square feet of floor space for indoor animal housing, indoor horticulture, or storage. The 2nd story, with working full length bale elevator system, can store 7,000 bales of hay. Attached 35 x 35 2 story barn provides additional floor space and overhead storage. A 125 drilled well is adjacent to the barn. An underground 1,000 gallon concrete septic tank near the barn is connected to the former milk wash room.

Rich and productive land is on a wide ridge with views of Vermonts Green Mountains and the Adirondacks of New York. The 89 acres include 42 acres of gently sloping, well drained meadow and hay fields; 31 acres pasture; 15 acre woodlot with hardwoods and maple sugar stands; and large, extremely fertile garden area with fruit trees and berries. Deep rich soils with high organic matter abound throughout the property, which includes one small pond for livestock and ice skating, five springs, and two drilled wells. The 225 ft. well adjacent to house provided abundant sweet water for household, gardens and 90 head of cattle. South facing house and ridge land are well suited for solar and wind energy production. 25 x 35 greenhouse foundation with underground electrical and water connections located adjacent to the garden area.

A former dairy farm, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and baled hay business, the 89 acres were organically operated for 28 years by the current owners who have retired from farming. The farm currently produces certified organic hay for a neighboring organic dairy farm. The house is currently occupied and well maintained.

This property provides an ideal opportunity to build your dream vacation home while leasing the balance of the farm to a young family for local food production. It is zoned for multiple and varied home-based businesses as well as subdivision, with a minimum of eight 2-acre building lots and 2,200 feet of road frontage on town maintained gravel roads. Mountain views and commuting distance to Rutland, Middlebury, Burlington and ski areas are added benefits.

The farm is located on land awarded to Major Samuel Beach in 1780 for his role in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga from the British under Captain Ethan Allen; Major Beach built the house in 1790.

$625,000.

See above for additional details, photos and soil maps.

Agriculture and Farming

Agricultural Uses
Livestock
Orchard
Poultry
Row Crop
Timber
Vineyard

Number of Acres of Timber
15

Row Crop Potential Usage
Alfalfa
Barley
Buckwheat
Canola
Corn
Dry Edible Beans
Field Peas
Flax
Hay
Lettuce
Oats
Potato
Rye
Soybeans
Sugar Beets
Sunflowers
Tomato
Triticale
Wheat

Livestock Type
Cattle
Goats
Horses
Sheep
Swine

Number of Acres Tillable
42

Soil Productivity Rating
prime farmland

Number of Acres of Orchard
1

Primary Soil Types
Dutchess, Amenia and Nassau stony loam, Farmington stony silt loam, Vergennes clay

Financing Options

Mortgage Options
Conventional Mortgage

Housing

Bed/Bath Features
Walk-in Closets

Exterior Features
Covered Porch(es)
Stable/Barn

Green Features
Low Flow Commode

Interior Features
High Speed Internet Available
Water Softener

Other Utilities
Electric
Phone Avail. On Site
Propane Gas

Utility Room
Room for Freezer

Construction
Wood

Flooring
Carpet
Wood Floor
Wood Under Carpet

Heating/Cooling
Zoned

Kitchen Equipment
Freestanding Range-Gas

Specialty Rooms
Extra Storage Room

Energy Efficiency
Storm Window(s)

Foundation
Basement

Housing Type
Farm/Ranch House

Kitchen Other
Walk-in Pantry

Style of House
Early American

Land

Barn Information
Barn(s)
Electric to Barn
Hay Barn
Hay Loft

Land Type
Both

Number of Ponds (water 1-5 acres)
1

Property Tax Exemption
Yes

Road Frontage Desc
Gravel/Rock

Type of Fence
Partially Fenced
Rail
Rock/Stone

Easements
Utilities

Lot Description
Acreage
Cultivated
Horses Permitted
Landscaped
Lrg. Backyard Grass
Pasture
Some Trees
Tank/Pond

Number of Wells
2

Property Type
Farm/Ranch
Single Family

Street/Utilities
All Weather Road
Gravel/Rock
Outside City Limits
Septic
Well

Game
Turkey
Whitetail Deer

Minerals Available
Water
Wind

Present Use
Agriculture
Orchard/Vineyards
Residential Single

Proposed Use
Agriculture
Dairy
Equine
Orchards/Vineyards
Residential Single
Sheep/Goats
Swine
Truck Farm

Topography
Rolling
Varied

Tax Data (Show Tax Data)

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Karen & Charlie LeRoy

Popoma Farm

PO Box 234
Block Island, RI 02807

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