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Honey Brook Organic Farm Downsizing by Selling Bea


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This farm is a pleasant mix of highly productive acreage and mature forest and floodplain associated with Black’s Creek. The farm has been certified organic by NJDOA since 2011 and is currently producing fruits and vegetable crops including 2 acres of mature blueberries and ¾ acre of productive asparagus! A complete Phase I Environmental Review was performed on the property 10 years ago by the current owners, finding no issues. Arsenic free soils, unusual for the area, have been confirmed by soil testing. Well water has been tested and shown free of a broad range of contaminants. This farm was the FIRST farm to be preserved in the state’s Farmland Preservation Program back in 1985 and is one of five bordering preserved farms in the heart of historic Chesterfield Township. The farm acreage is fully enclosed by 8-foot high woven wire deer fencing. Hedgerow plantings of arborvitae, sycamore, sweet gum and tulip poplar now provide the buffer required for organic certification as well as providing total seclusion from neighboring properties. A highly efficient 20 horsepower variable drive irrigation well system provides clean irrigation water that meets the requirements of the new federal food safety regulations. The mid-1700’s colonial era house maintains a historic colonial atmosphere with hardwood floors, local white cedar beaded paneling, two fireplaces and exposed beams. The house just completed a detailed 10 year renovation which included removal of all lead based paint from the structure, a new tin roof, new custom storm windows designed to show off the hand-blown glass window panes, the use of green construction materials throughout and the installation of a geothermal heating/air conditioning system. Jim Kinsel and Sherry Dudas are looking for a buyer who will continue to care for it with good stewardship. Why wait 3 years to transition a farm to organic when this farm is ready, willing and able to work for you immediately? More information can be found here: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/Chesterfield-Chesterfield-NJ/12187615/