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Location for Market Garden / Cafe / Cidery

Located in Vancouver Island Ee5ecf97 42d6 4b84 b56e 5aaab68d3176

Land Details

Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes - This land opportunity is participating in the BC Land Matching Program. For more information, contact azja@youngagrarians.org
Total land size in acres
5
Wooded Area
No
Cultivable Area
.25-2 acres
Expansion potential (acres)
No
Zoning
ALR
Current use
  • Livestock - Sheep Grazing
  • Orchard/Fruit - Some Nut and Fruit Trees
  • Other - Greenhouse?
Current practices
    State of the surface of the cultivable area

    Grasses for Grazing

    Description and historical use of land available for farming

    Land has been used since 1905 as a periodic pasture for horse and sheep grazing. Currently mainly used for sheep pasture/orchard.

    Road Access
    Yes - Site immediately close to Highway 1A
    Electricity
    Yes
    Cell Service
    Yes
    Long-term goal or vision for land

    Have you thought about running your own purpose-built market garden/cafe/greenhouse or Cidery/Meadery type farming business? Looking for an experienced & entrepreneurial person with a solid business plan to co-create an indoor/outdoor purpose built space for the public to access and enjoy throughout the year. This property has excellent access to the communities in the North Cowichan and Maple Bay road areas. We are open to creative ideas and marketable farm to on-site market solutions.

    Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
    No
    Current residents living on property
    Yes - Owner Occupied on half of the 5 acre property
    Availability of farm buildings
    Yes - Build to suit for planned cafe/market garden/cidery
    Land is fenced
    Yes - 8 foot deer fenced
    Availability of farm machinery and tools
    Yes - John Deere 2320 available
    Water source
    • Other - municipal water and well potential
    Water rights to these sources
    No
    On-site housing
    No - mobile home site to transition to market store/cafe
    Restricted access of visitors
    No
    Preferred Agriculture Products
    • Vegetable -
    • Orchard/Fruit -
    • Mixed -
    Practices preferred
    • Certified Organic -
    • Organic -
    Agronomic potential
    Good
    Soil details
    • Texture - Clay under
    • Rocky soil - few rocks
    • Sloping - very shallow slope
    • Soil grittiness - clay soil underneath foot of loam in most areas
    • Good drainage - Drainage improvements in place but more could be done
    Preferred arrangement
    • Lease -
    • Business Partnership -
    Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
    No
    Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
    Yes
    Agreement duration
    5 years or more

    Learn More

    Message Listing Owner

    Email: azja@youngagrarians.org

    Address

    Duncan, BC, V9L 5V7
    CA

    Last modifed 2 months ago; 2021-09-16.