BELGRADE  – The owner of Winterberry Farms, is looking to retire and sell the property, after she has been farming it for 25 years,  located at 538 Augusta Road, Belgrade, Maine. Winterberry Farm is a certified horse and oxen powered farm, located in the heart of the Belgrade Lakes area in Central Maine. The farm’s 40 acres includes 20 acres of hard wood forest, 10 acres of pastures and organic gardens, 3 acres of orchard and balsam Christmas trees, a three story 6-8 bedroom Victorian farmhouse, a historic barn that is in the national registry of historic places, and a full service farm store, The barn has housed many types of events, including weddings, and operations including sleigh rides, kids camps, pick your own produce and flowers, and local CSA. The farm currently has vegetables, livestock, fruit orchard, berry bushes, cut flowers, maple syrup, honey, and Christmas Trees. While the business itself (and Winterberry Farm name) is not for sale, a farmer would have the opportunity to purchase the hoop houses and equipment on site. The property has been a farm since 1870, and the deep history of public engagement through agritourism provides a runway for a new farmer to build off. The property is being offered at $1,590,000 with a conservation easement, The current owner is working hard to find a successor for the farm so that the land will stay in productive agriculture and support the next generation of farmers. Dirt Capital Partners Dirt Capital Partners ( would be happy to consider proposals from farmers to partner together to purchase the farm under lease-to –own lease arrangements. Mary of Winterberry farm is happy to talk with interested successor please reach out to Mary at For more information please reach out to:

Dan McCarron at Lakepoint Real Estate


MLS 1572896                                                                                                           


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

I would like to see the farm remain a working farm and supply vegetables to Belgrade lakes community and continue to allow them to walk the farm and visit.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

I would like to know the next family here will love up this very special property and care for it with tender hands and feet and leave it better then they found it for the next generation. The energy from the young farmers in the bio’ of farm seekers is uplifting to me, in the state of turmoil that we find the earth in currently, I welcome a longer conversation with each of you, to see if my farm is a good fit for you. Please reach out to my real estate agent Dan McCarron at Lakepoint Real Estate for further information.

Current Use

Diversified certified organic horse and oxen powered vegetable and cut flower farm with livestock.

Available Water / Irrigation

Irrigation drip system, pond / stream, all natural spring.

Soil Type / Quality

Statewide importance

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Barn , farm store

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

FOR SALE- Green house/hoop house 20x40 with end walls
3 green/hoop houses 30x80 with end walls

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Maine Farmland Trust & 7 Lakes Alliance

What are you doing as a landholder to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your land and in your community?

Located in the Belgrade lakes area of Maine that most sought after lake town of Maine, 1 hour from Portland a small orchard of fruit, plum, pear and cherry and peach trees and a prolific heirloom variety raspberry and black berry patch, we have created walking trails and biking, snowshoeing adventures, complete with a male grove whether you are looking for a different lifestyle, a career change of the love of farming this property is a dream come true, come live the dream on Winterberry farm. And a spring of the best water ever. The farm was established as the Foster farm in 1870 a small dairy and sheep farm, sold in 1922 as a residence and not farmed again until 2001 when Mary purchased the farm and renamed it Winterberry farm, the original barn still stands in all its glory! We have jacked it up and replaced the supporting beams and had it accepted into the national registry of historical places, (hoping that one day when the farm bill supports restoring old barns it would be accepted.)
Winterberry farm has been run by Mary and her 3 kids since 2002, always horse and oxen powered, always certified organic, the farm has raised beds in 8 gardens, 4 greenhouses, water system from a farm pond, woodlot with hard wood for maple for the sugaring and a Christmas Tree lot with balsam trees, we have been running a glamping wall tent and air b n b wall tent for farm stays, and several agritourism programs on the farm, including sleigh rides, ice skating and farm to table dinner, the farm has been the special place where many many summer folks that come to Belgrade lakes area to there camps generations old, and the locals that frequent the farm store to buy a slice of miss Mary’s pies and cut flowers and vegetables, folks have been bringing their family’s to the farm to visit the animals and walk the vegetable and cut flower gardens, cutting and harvesting their own flowers and vegetables with our self-guided farm tours.

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County: Other

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 40 Acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 40

Date Property is Available: September 28, 2023

Possible Business Arrangements: Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase

Lease Rate / Price: $1,590,000

Date when this listing was created: October 2, 2023

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes

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