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Agri-tourism and organic farming opportunity near Jewel Lake

Located in Kootenay Boundary
Do you have a dream to live rurally and build your own agri-tourism business? Are you interested in organic farming or permaculture and have a thirst to contribute to a semi-off-grid community? This opportunity is for you! There are 40 acres of unfenced gentle south facing slope that is arable land available on 142 acres. This property is zoned partially ALR but is mostly unzoned. The property is near Jewel Lake, BC, 15 minutes from the quaint town of Greenwood and two hours from Nelson and Kelowna.

Land Details

Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes - This landowner is participating in the BC Land Matching Program. For inquiries about this land listing, contact hailey@youngagrarians.org.
Total land size in acres
142 acres
Wooded Area
Yes - 40 acres of arable land is surrounded by woods and is sheltered from the wind.
Cultivable Area
40 acres
Expansion potential (acres)
No
Zoning
Some ALR, mostly unzoned
Current use
    Current practices
      State of the surface of the cultivable area

      Mostly wooded with a large clearing where the 40 acres of arable slope is located. The land owner has terraced part of the property to plant an orchard of apple and stone fruit trees. There is an Air BnB operation that has several hand-built cabins on the upper part of the property that are available for rent. The space available for temporary housing are located close to the main house and the driveway for easy access.

      Description and historical use of land available for farming

      The land has been used for horses and has been farmed organically by the current owner.

      Road Access
      Yes
      Electricity
      Yes
      Cell Service
      Yes - There is cell reception on a small piece of the property.
      Long-term goal or vision for land

      The owner's long-term vision for the property centres around community-building, enterprise, organic farming practices, permaculture and agri-tourism activities. The sky is the limit for someone with a great idea to contribute!

      Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
      Yes - One road accesses the property only. 4x4 vehicles with high clearance would be needed at some times of year to access the property.
      Current residents living on property
      Yes - Land owner and other farmers are present on the land part time or full time depending on the time of year.
      Availability of farm buildings
      Yes - Cold storage, small chicken coop and barn are available for use. Land owner will permit the construction of other farm buildings that may be needed by the enterprising farmer.
      Land is fenced
      No
      Availability of farm machinery and tools
      Yes
      Water source
        Water rights to these sources
        Yes - Unlimited water rights to Jewel Creek, which runs through the centre of the property and to the west side of the 40 available acres.
        On-site housing
        Yes - Farmers can bring their own temporary housing (yurt, trailer, tiny house) onto the property.
        Restricted access of visitors
        No
        Types of production you are open to
          Practices preferred
            Agronomic potential
            The land owner has been successful at growing a wide variety of vegetables, grains and perennials on different parts of the property and has had livestock and chickens. Due to limited access to markets, the land owner believes the farm businesses with the most potential for success on this property are centred around agri-tourism. This is due to the ability to attract the high number of visitors to nearby Jewel Lake through activities, farm gate sales and value-added products. Nearby hills for cat-skiing provide opportunities for winter agri-tourism as well from this property.
            Soil details
              Preferred arrangement
                Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
                Yes
                Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
                Yes
                Agreement duration
                Depends on the farmer and their agri-tourism business idea.

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                Message Listing Owner

                Email: hailey@youngagrarians.org

                Address

                Greenwood, BC

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