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Please note: Educational resources covering options, considerations and preparation related to farm access, tenure, and stewardship are available in the Land Access Information Toolshed of the UVM Extension New Farmer Project website. Please also feel free to contact personnel at the New Farmer Project at or the UVM Extension Land Access Consultant, Ben Waterman, at (802) 656-9142 or with any other questions, to schedule a free consultation, or if you would like to be sent a hard copy of any of the available materials.

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Landowner: Ted Hartman



BARNET, Partnership or Lease With Intent to Buy in NEK

Location: Barnet, Caledonia County

Tenure Arrangements Offered:
Lease with option to buy
Partnership with farmer seeking land
Partnership with eventual sale
Other: Open to creative tenure arrangement.

Wooded: 25
Open: 15
Tillable: 4

Quality of Land:
Mostly a dark loam. portions of pastures having less than optimal drainage. No chemicals in past decade. Overall, the land is more suitable for grazing than produce production. Currently operation is a small goat dairy.

Farm Infrastructure:
Farm Buildings: 20X50 barn (goat housing and milk handling/processing facility
Housing: small rudimentary guest cabin avail for poss initial housing
Water Resources: deep well
Equipment: John Deere 950 (30 horse) w blade, blower, mower
Other: several portable animal shelters in pastures. fencing (solar elect)

General Information:
Quiet, scenic fifty acre hilltop spread in Barnet, Vermont. Approx 60% in woodlands, the remainder in fields/pasture except a couple acres containing buildings and gardens. A 50 X 20 five-yr-old barn designed primarily for goats and containing adjacent small milking parlor, washup/cooling room, and milk processing room. Entire farmstead is off- grid. A small rudimentary guest cabin could serve as initial housing. Sky Island Farmstead currently maintains a herd of but 15 does but has room to expand. Currently gearing up to re-enter commercial market with goat cheese and other products. Also interested in increasing gardens. Though open to sale or lease-to-buy, owner is more interested in partnership with a person or persons who wish to eventually purchase the farmstead. Willing to consider creative tenure arrangements. Contact Ted.

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