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Land Area1-5 acres
How many acres are available for agricultural production2
Current UseLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Water SourcesStream/Large creek, Well
Are water rights available to these sources?Yes
What are the soil types on your property?loamy clay
Please describe the available housing:Small 1 room tiny house with loft & shared space in main house. There is a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, etc. as well as a separate fridge/freezer in the house. Owners will be on site part-time with their young kids, ages 1 and 5. There's the option to have a room in the house for a person or couple that is kid friendly. This place could also work well for a small family.
One dog, a border collie, and a barn cat come with the place.
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Deer fencing, Other fencing, Greenhouse or Hoophouse, Irrigation equipment, Tractor or other tools, Electricity
Transition ArrangementsCropshare, Lease
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher?Yes
Please elaborate on your willingness to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher:Willing to share market experience, advise on irrigation and equipment usage/maintenance. Would consider a transfer of existing crop markets or a cropshare. Would consider assisting with further infrastructure improvements. For a person interested in vegetable seed production, we are able to provide training and networking opportunities with other local seed producers.
This place is set up for livestock, for someone interested in raising sheep or goats, and could be set up for chickens or ducks.
Are you currently living on the farm or ranch?Yes
Do you intend to remain on the land?Yes
In your judgment, which crops/agricultural purposes are best suited to your land and which would you support on your land?Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:We want to keep the land in organic production and continue to make improvements on the property. For our family, the short term ( 1 yr) plan is living off site part of the time. We are interested in a one year lease arrangement ideally beginning in early 2019 with the possibility of restructuring that agreement after 1 year.
In terms of the property, 1-2 acres are in vegetables/covercrop on a three year rotation. We produce mixed vegetables, primarily for seed production, herbs and softneck garlic. There is a small hobby orchard with young trees and a row of perennial herbs in the high tunnel we want to maintain. We use a combination of frequent mowing and seasonal grazing to control weeds.