2 acres in Beaver Valley Available for Market Garden/Nursery

Meaford, Ontario, Canada

2-5 acres

About

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  • Opportunity available:
  • Business partnership
  • Lease
  • Available facilities and equipment:
  • Irrigation capacity
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Other
  • Preferred arrangement model:
  • Lease
  • MOU
  • Available acreage:
  • 2-5 acres
  • 5-10 acres
  • Soil type on farm:
  • Clay loam
  • Current farming practices:
  • Certified organic
  • Current land use:
  • Hay or pasture
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • Preferred farming experience for farmer:
  • Grew up on a farm in Canada
  • Grew up on a farm outside of Canada
  • Practical farming experience (including work as a farm intern or employee)
  • Studied agriculture at a post-secondary institution
  • Current or past farm business owner
  • Other experience
  • Desired farming practices by a new farmer:
  • Certified organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Agricultural products I am interested being cultivated on my property:
  • Field crops (grains or beans)
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Years experience of new farmer:
  • No preference

Farm description

The farm is located on a paved road on the west rim of the Beaver Valley. Close to Collingwood and Thornbury. This area provides good market opportunities for direct-market organic products.

Farm opportunity

Just under 2 acres of relatively flat productive land ready to be planted in 2022, in transition to organic certification by about August of 2022. Another quarter acre is available starting in 2022 that can be certified by about August of 2023. There's also some orchard that can be part of the arrangement, and further acreage can be available in later years. Farm is located on a paved county road and has a parking lot and retail-friendly outbuilding, part of which could be used for on-farm sales. We currently are growing some organic potatoes on part of the land, as well as personal garden, balance is currently planted in a cover crop of red clover. Some small tractors and equipment and storage space are available. Owners have previous experience in market gardening and nursery production and understand the challenges! Ideally we are looking for someone who will operate their own independent farm business on the land provided (such as a CSA or market gardening). We may be available occasionally to do some "chores" to allow you some vacation time, and might ask the same of you so that we can have vacation time. We are aiming for a relationship more like close neighbours rather than business partners or mentors.