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Farm in development seeks farmer for food production

Located in Vancouver Island

Land Details

Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes - This opportunity is participating in the BC Land Matching Program. To start a conversation, contact
Total land size in acres
Wooded Area
Cultivable Area
at least 10 acres are currently available, with potential for expansion. 30 acres is cleared of stumps, 45 acres is currently still in stumps
Expansion potential (acres)
Current use
    Current practices
      State of the surface of the cultivable area

      the land was recently cleared of stumps, having been previously forested. land is flat and well drained

      Description and historical use of land available for farming

      the land has only ever been forested

      Road Access
      Yes - The fields have driveway access
      Yes - power will be available at the barn (to be installed 2021)
      Cell Service
      Long-term goal or vision for land

      To establish a productive mixed farm - the owners plan to plant Christmas trees in fall 2021, as well as some blueberries and to establish 10 RV sites. They would like to lease a portion of the land to a farmer for food production, and are happy to collaborate to some extent if desired.

      Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
      Current residents living on property
      Yes - there will be other residents on the land
      Availability of farm buildings
      Yes - a barn will be built in 2021 which the farmer can have access to if needed
      Land is fenced
      Yes - deer fencing will be erected this year (2021)
      Availability of farm machinery and tools
      Yes - two tractors can be available for use by the farmer
      Water source
        Water rights to these sources
        Yes - municipal ag water is available, a pond will be dug this year, and possibly a well will be drilled
        On-site housing
        Yes - there will likely be potential for the farmer to live on site - to be discussed
        Restricted access of visitors
        Preferred Agriculture Products
          Practices preferred
            Agronomic potential
            I don't know
            Soil details
              Preferred arrangement
                Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
                Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
                Agreement duration
                hopefully long term

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