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Opportunity for Engagement: Byler Farm for sale.

Janet and Urbane Byler are retiring and have put their farm up for sale. Here’s information from them about the farm. For more information, email Janet and Urbane:

We have been operating an October Pumpkin Festival for 28 years that has become a favorite fall activity for generations of families. The location is within 1/2 hour of major metropolitan areas including Allentown, Bethlehem, Emmaus, Lehighton, and Tamaqua. There are possibilities to expand the season and increase the agri-tourism offerings. We prefer a buyer interested in continuing some kind of small-scale agriculture, especially a program of education for the surrounding communities to provide “hands on” farm experiences.

Main farm house

  • Built by owner in 1979
  • Panoramic view of Appalachian mountains & surrounding farmland
  • 5 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, large kitchen and dining area
  • Finished basement apartment for in-laws/ interns
  • Large wood stove for supplemental heat
  • Oil furnace
  • 2-Car attached garage

Farm Land:

  • Agricultural Conservation Easement
  • Tillable acres: 10.47
  • Woodland acres: 5.27
  • Farm pond
  • Established apple and peach orchards
  • Blackberry and blueberry patches
  • Fenced livestock pastures
  • Possibilities for leasing additional tillable land adjacent to farm

Additional Farm Buildings:

  • 2-Story barn
  • Pole barn & feed sheds
  • Covered storage for fire wood
  • Sales building with commercial refrigeration
  • Insulated walk-in cooler
  • Chicken coops and free-range area
  • Small farmhouse 3 bedroom to rent for additional income.

Noteworthy:

  • 27-Year reputation for pumpkin picking, apples and cider
  • Established clientele for school group tours & families; estimated 10,000 visits to the farm annually
  • 20 Minutes from Blue Mountain Ski area
  • 2 Miles from Appalachian Trail
  • Friendly neighbors
  • Supplies available to start your own farm business including tables, cash registers, signage, scales, commercial refrigerators, & orchard supplies.
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