Up to 2 acres for sustainable/organic produce production

Description

Small family livestock farm is interested in a lease for trade arrangement with a sustainable veggie farmer. We have up to 2 acres available on our 23 acre farm. We currently have a dozen Dexter cows, some chickens, and a few goats.

What we can offer:

  • Up to 2 acres
  • Recent soil tests (needs some liming…5.7 PH)
  • Access to water with extensive water rights
  • Access to chickens for manure and other uses
  • Plenty of cow patties for composting
  • OK with season extenders

What we want in return:

  • A share portion in your CSA capable of supplying 2 people (Basically, veggies for us)
  • A compost pile that we can add to
  • 14 days (not consecutive) of farm sitting for our livestock during the growing season. This would consist of checking water in the AM & PM, handling any emergencies, and possibly feeding. Would not require staying on premises. Disclaimer: Our livestock operation may grow to include meat birds, hogs, and turkeys.

We prefer someone who is currently operating some form of productive veggie farm (no matter how small) and is looking to expand their operation.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Get some veggies out of the land.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Improve soil fertility, continue growing livestock operation, make the property and operation self-sustaining.


Current Use

Livestock grazing


Available Water / Irrigation

!=14 acres of water rights.


Soil Type / Quality

5.7 PH
Weedy pasture


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

None


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Irrigation pump, 4inch delivery lines, 500 gallon water tank.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

None


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County: Marion

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 23

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 2

Date Property is Available:

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for trade

Date when this listing was created: January 3, 2018

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Herbs, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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