On this 9.5 acre farm in Cobble Hill, 0.5 to 1 acre of land is available for market gardening, and a few more acres for pastured poultry. The land is set up for irrigation, and offers access to a walk-in cooler, wash and packing stations, bathroom, coffee/lunch room, and connections to established marketing channels. Landholders are farmers themselves, and are excited to share the land and knowledge with the new farmer(s). Full-time farmers, part-time farmers, and people who want to start small and farm on the side, are all welcome here!
Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes - This opportunity is participating in the BC Land Matching Program. Reach out to email@example.com to start a conversation.
Total land size in acres
1/2 to 1 acre
Expansion potential (acres)
Yes - a few acres of pasture for poultry
Vegetable - salad greens and basil
Livestock - horses
State of the surface of the cultivable area
There are established garden beds, in concrete troughs, that the landholders use to grow their greens - some of these could be made available to the new farmer. The rest of the land is in pasture.
Description and historical use of land available for farming
When the landholders purchased the land in 2012, the land was mostly forested - a poorly managed woodland. They cleared a large portion of it to create pasture about 10 years ago, and established the garden area 4 years ago in collaboration with another farmer. A section of the pasture is available now to build another garden and/or for rotational grazing of poultry (chickens and turkeys).
Long-term goal or vision for land
The landholders are farmers themselves, and plan to keep it that way. Their long-term vision includes agri-tourism, venturing into airbnb and glamping sites. They want to share the land and knowledge, foster new farm businesses, and see the land used in positive ways.
Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
Current residents living on property
Yes - a family of 4, with dogs and horses
Availability of farm buildings
Yes - shared access to walk-in cooler, wash and pack stations, bathroom
Land is fenced
Yes - the existing garden is fenced, and the rest of the property is fenced for livestock