Hartke Farm

Location:  North side of Randolph Road, adjacent to the Tinker Farm, Stowe

Date Protected: December 2000; easement purchased by SLT with funding from State of Vermont Department of Agriculture, Stowe Land Trust’s members and the Freeman Foundation

Acres: 6.8

Landowner:  Privately owned; conservation easement held by Vermont Land Trust.

Conservation Purposes:  Agriculture

Project Background:  Edward and George Hartke approached Stowe Land Trust in 2000 with an interest in conserving their property.  Although they needed to sell the property, they wanted the farm to remain in agriculture.  Stowe Land Trust purchased the property from the Hartkes in December 2000 for a bargain price.  The Vermont Land Trust agreed to amend the easement on the adjacent Tinker Farm to include the Hartke property.  After the easement was amended, Paul Percy purchased the Hartke property for its agricultural value.  He continues to farm it as part of the Tinker Farm.

Property Description:  The Hartke Farm parcel is 6.8 acres located on the north side of Randolph Road.  The Hartke property features prime agricultural soil and expansive views of the Worcester Mountains and Mt. Mansfield.

Public Access:  As this property is currently farmed, there is no public access.

Directions:  The Hartke property is located on Randolph Road.  From the intersection of Route 100 and 108 in Stowe Village, travel north on Route 100 for 3.0 miles.  Bear right onto Randolph Road.  The Hartke property and Tinker Farm are immediately on your left.