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March 2021 Local Happenings

Through March 7: WinterBike Fat Bike Festival. Presented by Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails. Ride on more than 26 miles of cold-rolled single-track. For details, visit


Through March 7: 11th Annual Hope on the Slopes. Jay Peak Resort. Come together and support, celebrate and remember loved ones impacted by cancer. Visit to find out more.


Through March 31: Open Air Gallery. Ski or snowshoe in and through artwork by Vermont artists on a 1.8-mile trail. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro. Reserve your free ticket at 


March 4-5: SOLO Wilderness First Responder and CPR Recertification. Contact Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides at 802-274-4112 or for more information.


March 6:  St. Johnsbury Winter Farmers’ Market. Local produce, baked goods, eggs, poultry, maple syrup and more. Welcome Center, Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.



March 13: RuralEdge Homebuyers Education Workshop. Newport – Shattuck Hill Mobile Home Park Community Room, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call  802-473-3917 or email


March 13:  Lyndonville Agway Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse. Vendors include Adams Family Farm/Bryan's Custom Cuttings, Zane Bush, Twin Pine Farm, Pal Cottage North/VT Pup Foods, Vermont Peanut Brittle, and Inch by Inch Permaculture.


March 20-21: SOLO Wilderness First Aid & CPR. Contact Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides at 802-274-4112 or for more information.


March 20:  St. Johnsbury Winter Farmers’ Market. Local produce, baked goods, eggs, poultry, maple syrup and more. Welcome Center, Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


March 22-29: Wilderness First Responder. For full details, contact Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides at 802-274-4112 or


March 27:  Lyndonville Agway Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vendors include Adams Family Farm/Bryan's Custom Cuttings, Zane Bush, Twin Pine Farm, Pal Cottage North/VT Pup Foods, Vermont Peanut Brittle, and Inch by Inch Permaculture.



Should I List Now or Wait Until Spring?

We frequently hear this question, so we felt it was worth answering. Many sellers believe it’s best to wait until spring to list their properties because there are more buyers in the spring. While this is true, they often forget that there is also a flood of new listings in the spring, so the increased buyer activity is negated by the increase in listings. It’s also easy for your property to be overlooked in the deluge of spring listings.  

Winter does present some challenges for selling. Your landscaping and curb appeal might not shine, you can't open the windows for showings, and moving in colder temperatures with the threat of snow is no picnic. However, there are several advantages:

·         Winter buyers, in general, aren’t tire kickers. In an ideal world, few people would choose to move in the winter, so when a buyer is looking in the winter you know they’re serious.

·         Vermont is a 4 season recreational state.  Many tourists come to VT during the winter to downhill ski and ride, to Nordic ski, fat bike and / or snowmobile.  If your home is anywhere near any of these, winter might expose your property to a completely different audience. 

·         The advent of the internet has made winter shopping easier. Gone are the days of trying to evaluate a property based on one photo and a few words in the local paper. Now buyers have access to 30-40 photos, 3-D tours, multiple pages of data, neighborhood data, Google street view, and aerial maps with just a few clicks.  

·         The process from list to close can be cleaner and quicker, since the parties instrumental to a sale—attorneys, inspectors, lenders, and appraisers—tend to have less on their plates. This means a winter sale may result in a less stressful transaction.  

Let's take a look at last winter (November 1, 2018— March 31, 2019), when 342 properties were sold in the Northeast Kingdom. Not too shabby for a time of year when most consumers think the market is dead.  

Finally, you never know when the right buyer for your property is going to enter the market, but you don't want to miss the opportunity. So, if you’re ready to sell and your home is ready to list, think twice about waiting and trying to time the market perfectly.  

If you are considering listing your home or land, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the C21 Farm & Forest team—the top-selling agency in the NEK—we’d be happy to provide a market analysis or offer suggestions for getting your home ready to sell.  



FREE Moving Truck!

We are excited to announce a new client / customer benefit.  If you buy or sell through us we allow you to use our moving truck for FREE*.  We know moving can be stressful so we are offering this to not only make your move more affordable but also easier!  Our truck is equipped with a loading ramp, dolly, moving blankets and straps to secure your belongings.   


*Details / Restrictions:

The Truck is Available First Come First Serve Basis
Available for local in State Moves only
Truck is available for one day per reservation
Borrower must have acceptable active insurance & VT Drivers License
Borrower is responsible for returning the truck with a full tank of Gas
Truck is only to be used to transport personal belongings and not for hire
Borrower must have recently bought or sold a property through Century 21 Farm & Forest
Borrower certifies that he or she has no major motor vehicle violations (5 points or more) within past 3 years.
Truck may only be operated by the Borrower
Borrower shall be responsible for any damage to vehicle, property of others and injuries to others.
Borrower shall be responsible for any parking or moving violations
Borrower shall hold Century 21 Farm & Forest harmless for any accidents or injuries which occur in connection of the use of the Truck

$15,000 Home Buyer Grants Available!


Equity Builder Funds are available this week - that's up to a $15,000 grant for income qualified buyers.  Equity Builder Funds:


  • Assist eligible home buyers with up to $15,000 in down payment and closing costs;


  • Are available to households with incomes at or below 80% of HUD area median income based on property location;


  • Recipients must attend home buyer education/counseling program.


If the home owner remains in the home for 5 years, there is no repayment. If the home is sold within the first 5 years, the grant is paid back on a pro-rated basis.


Enrollment to eligible borrowers starts March 23, 2016, with a fully executed Purchase & Sale Agreement, completed application and income/asset verification.


Think you may qualify? Now is the time to reach out to us and your local lender for more details. This is a great opportunity to buy a home while there is a good inventory of homes to choose from, interest rates are low, and now you may have an additional $15,000 to put towards your down payment and closing costs!


Newport Farmers Market

The Newport Farmers Market opens this Saturday, May 9th!  Located at 246 Causeway (across the street from the Waterfront Plaza; between the North Country Chamber of Commerce building and I-91 access road) this is your place to buy local.  Open 9 a.m. 'til 2:00 p.m., rain or shine, through October 17th and every Wednesday, same hours, starting June 3rd.  Get your veggies, jams, baked products, maple syrup, crafts and more - support local business!!



North Country Expo 2015

If you haven't headed over to the Jay Hotel & Conference Center in Jay, VT, it's not too late!  We'll be there tonight until 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow (Saturday, April 18th) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We'd love to chat and answer any questions you have about selling or buying.  Click here for more information.  Come visit us!!!  The only thing missing is YOU!



AnC Bio VT to Break Ground This May!

As reported by The Orleans County Record (4/7/15), groundbreaking for the AnC VT facility in Newport City, VT is scheduled to begin on May 12th.  Construction is expected to take 14 to 16 months.  The facility will house three different activities - research and development of adult stem cell therapies for diseases such as cancer; making human medical devices such as heart pumps and liver & kidney dialysis machines; and, leasing out clean rooms to other biotech researchers.  Its Newport City location is central to the University of Vermont, as well as the big research universities in the New England and Eastern Canada regions.  Further, the new runway being built at the Newport State Airport in Coventry, VT will provide easier market shipments.  About half of the 400 to 450 jobs to be created are expected to be local workers, trained to make devices, with the remaining force being research scientists.  We look forward to the business this new facility will bring to the NEK, and with Newport's Main Street demolition well under way, we can't wait for the Renaissance Block to begin!  Click here for the April 7th media briefing by AnC/Bio's CEO Dr. Ike Lee with developer Bill Stenger.

Demolition Begins on Main Street, Newport, VT

In case you missed it, demolition has begun on the south side of Main Street in Newport, VT, making way for the long-anticipated Renaissance Block.  If you want up-to-the minute coverage of the demolition, Newport Live - the volunteer promotion and festival organization - has set up a video camera across the street that will take a picture every 60 seconds.  Click here to see what's going on right now!!  (photo credits, below, to our own Dan Maclure).


  1. Karen Hardy on

    Someone told me this was on video and it is this pic. thing instead. I"d hoped for sound and film. I live near this but cannot go to it now. Oh well soon it will be on this street. I live on Second Street in the Govenor Mansion. This is big history here , give us sound and live video I say. I tend to often say . Thanks , Karen Hardy