Beetlebung Farm sells for $2.4 million

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Beetlebung Farm was sold Tuesday, eliminating the town's chance to purchase the property.

Beetlebung Farm sold Tuesday afternoon to an entity called the Farm Group nominee trust for the sum of $2.4 million, Dukes County Registry of Deeds data shows.

The deed was transferred at 1:52 pm, according to registry clerk Sarah Levesque.

The town of Chilmark had previously made attempts to buy the farm for municipal use, but could not strike a deal with the previous owners. The board of selectmen is now negotiating for the Carroll property behind town hall.

The 5.7-acre Beetlebung Farm was assessed for $948,200 in fiscal 2019, according to Chilmark assessor Pam Bunker. A house, a cottage, and a barn sit on the property, she said.