Pending sale: Urban Rural Farm- One Foot in Town, One in the Country

Salem Township, MI, Washtenaw County

Sale

Jul 17, 2024

Acreage

  • 94 Acres Available
  • 21 Open Tillable Acres

Infrastructure and Equipment Available

  • Barns or other facilities
  • Electrical Access
  • Farmer Housing
  • Irrigation/Water Access
  • Road access

Past/Current Land Usage

  • Bees
  • Cattle - Dairy
  • Flowers
  • Hay
  • Poultry - Layers
  • Poultry - Meat
  • Timber/Forest Land
  • Vegetables

Vision for the Farm

This would be ideal for an urban type of farm with easy connections to people. There is internet and access to freeways. It would make a great location for a Market stand along the roadside. 

However, the farm is also very private. it is like being up north without the drive.

Past/Current Land Usage

  • Bees
  • Cattle - Dairy
  • Flowers
  • Hay
  • Poultry - Layers
  • Poultry - Meat
  • Timber/Forest Land
  • Vegetables

Acreage description

The property consists of 94.5 acres of gently rolling fields and forested land. It is bisected near its western end by a meandering creek that then flows eastward along the southern property boundary towards Napier Road. The fields are no longer tilled because the land is now kept as open space under PA 116. As of December 28, 2007, the entire Conant property of 94.5 acres is included in a conservation easement granted to the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

The historic farmstead is situated along the eastern end of the property, adjacent to the public road. There are 2 houses on the property. The buildings are grouped as an elongated cluster on a small rise that runs parallel to the road. The buildings at the northern end of the cluster include the Conant farmhouse, a log cabin, and an older outhouse. Near the center of the cluster are those buildings associated with the original farmstead. The Bowers-Walker farmhouse stands closest to the road. Scattered behind it are the brooder house, gazebo, milk house, garage, and potting shed. South of the garage stand the remaining farm buildings, including a chicken coop, corn crib, silo, and the large gambrel-roofed barn. 

Old growth trees cover approximately 60 acres, full of wildlife and paths. A stream runs through this area. 

The tillable acreage is approximately 21 acres, with large fields.

The previous owners had a dairy herd, chickens, flower farm and vegetables.

The 2 Houses are historic 1834 typical farmhouses. One has 4 bedrooms and the other 2 bedrooms. Utilities are Electricity, Main line gas, well water and septic. The property has a number of outbuildings including a log cabin, large gambrel barn, corn crib, smaller barn and garage ( work will be needed). 

Description of the property’s current condition, current use(s), and past use(s)

The property is not farmed currently. There is work required on the historic houses.

Additional Information

This property has a conservation easement and is part of the Washtenaw County Local Historic District.

Soil Type(s)

BbB Blount loam, 2-6% slopes

Hn Houghton muck

MfA Metamora sandy loam, 0 to 4 percent slopes

MoC Morley loam, 6 to 12 percent slopes

OwB Owosso-Miami complex, 2 to 6 percent slopes

 

Transition Agreement

Sale

Seller has  listed with a real estate agent. Seller is motivated to sell for the right individual. 

Sale Price or Estimated Market Value

540,000

Production Preferences

Preferred Farming Method

Conventional

Infrastructure and Equipment Available

  • Barns or other facilities
  • Electrical Access
  • Farmer Housing
  • Irrigation/Water Access
  • Road access