FOR SALE- 40 ACRE OXEN POWERED ORGANIC FARM IN BELGRADE MAINE

Description

A gorgeous and lovingly maintained Victorian Farmhouse, built in 1870 and restored one room at a time yearly, wood/oil furnace with hot water baseboard heat. 5 Bedrooms, library, dining room, 3rd full ceiling office, parlor and living room, full farmhouse kitchen with wood fired cook stove. Full basement with germination room for seed starting. Shinny hardwood floors though out the house. So many historical details throughout. We have housed many farm interns though out the years.

 

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.

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.

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.

(207)838-2603

 


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.


Current Use

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.


Available Water / Irrigation

Irrigation/Drip System
Pond/Stream for watering use
Natural spring on property


Soil Type / Quality

Statewide importance


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Barn


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

FOR SALE SEPARATED
• Green house/hoop house 20x40 with end walls
• 3 Greenhouses/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?

There are 40 acres of tillable certified organic farmland, a three-story, 8-bedroom Victorian farmhouse, a historic barn that is in the national registry of historic places, and a full-service farm store with a commercial kitchen. The barn has housed many types of events, including weddings, and operations include sleigh rides, kids camp, pick-your own, and a local CSA. The farm currently has vegetables, livestock, fruit orchard, berry bushes, cut flowers, maple syrup, honey, and Christmas trees. Ice skate or fish in the pond or take a walk and daydream on a woods trail. The property has been a working farm since 1870, and the deep history of public engagement through agritourism provides a runway for a new farmer to build from.


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County: Other

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 40 Acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 40

Date Property is Available:

Possible Business Arrangements: Sale of Land

Lease Rate / Price: $1,300,000

Date when this listing was created: June 24, 2024

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Conventional

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, Vineyard, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

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