How did you hear about Farm Link?
Through the farm community
Land Area6-10 acres
How many acres are available for agricultural production6
Water SourcesWell, Irrigation system
Are water rights available to these sources?Yes.
What are the soil types on your property?Clay subsoil with extrememely well cared for no till/ low till for 7 years of organic managment
Please describe the available housing:4 Bedroom well cared for mobile home.
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Animal pens, Deer fencing, Other fencing, Greenhouse or Hoophouse, Irrigation equipment, Tractor or other tools, Electricity
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:I am happy to work to mentor the new farmer and help them with crop planning for 2021 and show them our current systems. My preference would be to do training as soon as possible.
Are you currently living on the farm or ranch?Yes
In your judgment, which crops/agricultural purposes are best suited to your land and which would you support on your land?Vegetable
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:The land is owned by land owners who live down the street. The land has been in the family for multiple generations and they are not interested in selling the land. The land is in a conservation easement.
The land owners will lease the farm to a new farmer. The sale of the farm business includes the mobile home (and title to the mobile home), tractors, implements, three 100 foot high tunnels, one prop house, and 6 caterpillar tunnels, all equipment, and supplies, market trailor, market van, software, infrastructure.
The farm is currently a 225 member CSA farm, with one large wholesale account, one very robust market, and dedicated customers who order online and pickup at the farm.
There are 2 acres in intensive vegetable production and three acres in field crop/cover crop rotations. The farm is certified organic.