80+ acres of hay and pasture for sale with mentoring opportunity

Midland, Ontario, Canada

50 acres or more

About

Message
  • Opportunity available:
  • Available facilities and equipment:
  • Housing
  • Fencing
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Preferred arrangement model:
  • Purchase of land
  • Available acreage:
  • 50 acres or more
  • Soil type on farm:
  • Sandy loam
  • Current farming practices:
  • Ecological production, but not certified
  • Current land use:
  • Livestock
  • Hay or pasture
  • Woodlot
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • 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:
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • Herbs
  • Hay or forage
  • Livestock
  • Seeds, seedlings or nursery stock
  • Vegetables
  • Years experience of new farmer:

Farm description

Still Hope Farm is set on 88 beautiful acres near Midland, Ontario. Approximately 80 acres have been nurtured over the past 20 years for raising grass-fed beef as well as pastured chickens, turkeys and pigs. We have been applying ecological/organic/regenerative farming principles since this farm came into our hands in 1998. We would love to pass the farm on to a like-minded farmer (or farmers) who will continue to use and improve it in line with these principles. The property includes a well-maintained four-bedroom house and swimming pool, a coverall-type structure (50' x 72') used for hay storage and cattle handling, and an implement shed (36' x 80'). The perimeter of this property is enclosed with 5-wire high-tensile electric fencing, with interior fencing (2-wires) set up for daily livestock moves. Water is available along a fence line in every field, with a water access valve every 100' to make rotational grazing easy and efficient. The cattle herd began with Dexters which have been crossed with Belted Galloways in the last 8 years. The current herd numbers approximately 75 animals, including mature females, yearling females, yearling males, calves and a breeding bull.

Farm opportunity

We would like to sell this farm property to a like-minded farmer (or farmers) who will continue to nurture it according to ecological farming principles. Some or all of the herd may be available for sale with the farm. Equipment may also be negotiated. We will also share the customer base for our freezer trade developed over the years (with customers' consent). If desired, we would love to pass on some of what we have learned through mentoring.