Sentinel Pine Orchards, on 524+/- acres, provides an exceptional opportunity to purchase one of the largest apple orchards in the Champlain Valley with 1,345’ of Lake Champlain frontage, a modern controlled atmosphere cold storage facility and an up-to-date packing facility. The ideal growing conditions in the Champlain Valley (NY and VT) - with fertile land and temperatures moderated by Lake Champlain - has allowed this region to become one of the largest apple producers in New England, yielding high-quality fruit for the fresh market. Sentinel Pine Orchards harvests approximately 100,000 bushels a year on 210+/- producing acres. Of the 49,000 trees, 66% are McIntosh and 34% are Empire, Macoun, Cortland and Spartan varieties. Current owners continue to improve the orchard yield and now have about 35% of trees in a trellis system including 10,000 trees in a high-density trellis system. Irrigation from Lake Champlain provides a unique asset that will increase yields up to 30% in a dry season. The modern storage facility provides for 84,000 bushels in a controlled atmosphere and an additional 20,000 bushels in cold storage. The attached packing facility can process 100 bushels/hour with sorting and packing. There are 2 residences, 2 H2A compliant housing units for 48 workers, a maintenance/machine shop, 2 gravel pits, an airstrip, and orchard equipment. This area has some of the most beautiful views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks, good proximity to cultural centers such as Middlebury College, Burlington, and its international airport. There is a farm conservation easement on the property held by the Vermont Land Trust.

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VT0811
Story Jenks
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