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Landowner: Ida Washington

Phone: (802) 545-2474


WEYBRIDGE, Fifty acres plus apartment near Middlebury good for organic.

Location: Weybridge, Addison County

Tenure Arrangements Offered:
Long term lease (5+ years)
Short term lease (1-5 years)
Other: Land or two bedroom apartment can be rented separately.

Open: 50
Tillable: 50

Quality of Land:
Land has clay streaks and some wet spots, but grows great fruits and vegetables. It has not been tilled or had any commercial fertilizer for almost forty years and so is suitable for organic gardening. There is a farm pond that can supply water. About half of the land is quite level, the rest slopes up toward the west. Middlebury, about 2 miles away, is an excellent market for organic produce.

Farm Infrastructure:
Farm Buildings: No shelter for farm equipment
Housing: 2 bedroom apartment in renovated barn. Parking.
Water Resources: Pond, drinking water in apartment
Equipment: None

General Information:
I am a retired college professor and live in a house about 500 ft. from the barn. When my six children were growing up, they would hay the land and put about 4000 bales in the barn. The hay was sold in the winter and provided money for special projects and spending money for the children when they went away to school. They all went into other work and the barn stood empty until we renovated it a few years ago into a large meeting room and a two bedroom apartment, all heated by a geothermal well. Another well provides drinking and washing water. We have been renting the apartment, but it will be available again on May 15, 2012. Please contact me by email because I am quite deaf.

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