How did you hear about Farm Link?
We have worked with CFAC and learned from them for years! :)
Land Area1-5 acres
How many acres are available for agricultural productionbetween 1 and 3 acres of potential growing space
Current UseSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please elaborate on what the property is currently being used for:Cut Flowers and Herb production/gardens
Land TenureLease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
Water SourcesStream/Large creek, Well, Irrigation system
Are water rights available to these sources?Yes we have a well that we have irrigated off of but also water right to the ditch up the road from us.
What are the soil types on your property?sandy loam
Please describe the available housing:We are looking for a unique situation of someone that wants to rent our little guesthouse, and also be open to living on a farm, being able to help with things if they choose to, for reduced rent opportunities, and to explore any possibilities of running small productions or gardens of their own.
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Deer fencing, Other fencing, Greenhouse or Hoophouse, Irrigation equipment, Electricity, Other
Please further describe the structures or equipment that are availableRototiller, basic tools and equipment, drip line irrigation and some shed space.
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:We would be willing to share our resources, our knowledge and allow the person interested in this living situation to explore opportunities of using our land we are not currently using for production. They also don't need to work on the farm full time and can have work from other sources of income if they just wanted access to a garden of their own, and to assist us with projects to reduce their monthly rental agreement.
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, Other
Please elaborate on the crops/agricultural purposes that are best suited to your land:Annuals and quick turn over specialty crops such as vegetables, herbs and flowers would be what works best on our land. We can explore and talk about other perennial and more permanent structures if all parties agree in the land management and any future plans of the property.
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:We a small farm currently operating a flower, herb and vegetable production. We are looking for someone that wants to rent our guesthouse space, that is interested in living and possibly working on our farm. This next season, we are taking a step back from production farming to reassess market demands, and new business outlets. This ideally would be someone that either has an offsite job, that would just be looking to occasionally help with farm chores or tasks, farm sitting opportunities to reduce their monthly rent and basically just have the opportunity to live closely with our small family and work collaboratively together through the seasons. The other option is for someone looking to live in our rental, who would be interested in exploring or running a section of our land for their own production trials. We are open to someone that just wants to run a garden of their own, or someone that wants to have a small production for selling in local markets and outlets, understanding that it would need to be a system that is grown and approved by our standards and aspirations for our property.
Currently the guesthouse is fully furnished, but can be removed if needed!