17 Acres – Ideal for Market Garden or Pastured Meat

Delta, Ontario, Canada

10-25 acres

About

Message
  • Opportunity available:
  • Mentoring
  • Business partnership
  • Lease
  • Available facilities and equipment:
  • Housing
  • Fencing
  • Preferred arrangement model:
  • Lease
  • Available acreage:
  • 10-25 acres
  • Soil type on farm:
  • Loam
  • Current farming practices:
  • Certified organic
  • Current land use:
  • Livestock
  • Not in use
  • Preferred farming experience for farmer:
  • Practical farming experience (including work as a farm intern or employee)
  • Desired farming practices by a new farmer:
  • Certified organic
  • Ecological production but not certified
  • Biodynamic
  • Agricultural products I am interested being cultivated on my property:
  • Livestock
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Years experience of new farmer:
  • No preference

Farm description

This 17 acre parcel has not been farmed for about 25 years. At that time it was used for pasture and cropping. It shows good soil depth on the soil maps. There about 7 acres of clear land (with some brush) and 10 acres of forest. We have brush hogged most of the clear land last year and ran sheep and chicken on it for a short time for two years. It has good fencing on the road with good gates. No real fencing at the back and sides. It is across the road from our main farmland as a separate piece. There is a wet area that could be turned into a pond for irrigation. No buildings on it but there are spots to park a trailer or tiny home and live off-grid. It has been under our organic certification as pasture land for two years. We would like to see this land regenerated to productive farmland and producing good food for people and animals again. There is lots of potential for different farm ventures.

Farm opportunity

The end goal for us would be to find and mentor a person/family/couple who would develop their own agricultural business on our land under a lease program. We are not offering a paid position, just a chance to learn and to develop your own business. As organic, regenerative farmers producing forest-raised pigs, pastured poultry, sheep and goats we have hosted people through the WWOOF and WorkAway program for more than four years (look up our profiles and read the reviews from our workers). It has been a blast but now we would like to become a bit more serious and focus on giving a leg up to the next generation of farmers. Within the next 10 years we would like to develop a succession plan. We hope by the time we run out of energy we will have found just the right person/family to carry on stewardship of the land. We own two houses on the land which are currently rented. A farm partner would have first opportunity if one became available. Also, with a lot of advance notice and for the right person, we could provide room and board in our house instead of booking WWOOFers or WorkAway-ers. For 2020 we still have availability from August onward. Come for a visit, check us out, throw some ideas around. Richard and Karen Cook AmanFarms.ca