Sustainable Small Farm for Sale

Auction Sept 6, 2021—Auction Info

Are you looking for a turn-key farm-based business & living opportunity on a lovely property with plenty of good water? This 5.4 acres situated in beautiful Penns Valley/Brush Valley area of Central Pennsylvania is a “sweet spot”.  Close to State College (Penn State University) and Lewisburg (Bucknell University), you’ll have country life with all the amenities of a small thriving city nearby – including great markets for farm-based products, on-farm events and connections to other small businesses. The “local food” scene and agrotourism provide great opportunities for this property. Sitting ½ mile off the main road, the farm is quiet, surrounded by mostly Amish farms, 2 miles from the village of Rebersburg.

Property is beautifully landscaped, partially surrounded by older trees and gardens and a large well-maintained 4br house with attached studio apartment with separate entrance. There is also a large perennial “Spirit Garden” with a partially-walled hardscape patio for gatherings; a nearby “bunkhouse” cabin with loft; and a retreat space called “The Cottage” used for weekend rentals.  Near the house is a grape arbor with hardscape below; and for gardeners – a small greenhouse, potting shed and tool shed.

Other buildings provide a multitude of entrepreneurial opportunities.

Multi-purpose “barn” (2 story, 30×40’) with commercial kitchen, electric (including 220), on-demand water heater, bathroom, shower and upstairs deck porch with phenomenal views.

Uses for this building include: 

• Processing area for farm-grown animal or vegetable products

• Making on-farm products for sale from the commercial kitchen

• On-farm store

• Weddings, parties, meetings or classes

• Programming for school kids, tours 

• Support structure for campers, “glampers” and other visitors

Roof is oriented for the addition of solar panels and south side is ready to be hardscaped with outdoor pizza oven or . . .???

NOTE: The E and S side of this building could be re-coverted for animal use. Slant bar feeders and head lock are still in place for cattle and could be connected to a corral below and/or lane access to the 3-acre pasture above.

Shop (2 story 30×40’) with clean marketing room and 9×11’walk-in freezer

Renovated with new roof, new siding and new windows, this shop can be used as a shop, garage, marketing building, hay loft upstairs for storage or . .?

 “CoverAll” hoop building (64×44 ft) for storage or animals

This building has special design: on 1/3 of area there is concrete floor with steel sleeve inserts & posts to construct/deconstruct four 12×16 ft stalls. Stalls could house horses, pigs, calves / a couple cows or . . .?

“Turkey barn” (48×36’) sits within a 3-acre pasture with a new predator-proof woven-wire fence (electrifiable) suitable for all manner of livestock small or large.  Also in this field are 2 moveable chicken houses (on skids) and a moveable pig shelter.

3-acre fenced field is currently in hay but could be converted to greenhouses or vegetables. There are two hydrants along the fence line with electric. The soil is a bit rocky there but good quality. No chemicals have been used on the land for at least 30 years.

Water is from a mountain spring (reliable from November through June) and back-up well.  Water test is good for commercial kitchen use. All fields and buildings have electric; all have water except the shop. 

If you are looking for a beautiful place to live in the country but close to cultural and economic hubs to start your new farm-based enterprise, look no further.  The farm will be for sale at auction on Sept 6, 2021. Visit the farm via virtual tour at ID #4215

Contact auctioneer for more information about how to participate in the auction in person or by phone on Sept 6. Contact owner for more info on the property itself 

Auctioneer: Lori Lauver Hess (570) 966-2512

Owner: Lyn Garling  (814) 777-3341