Farm Incubator Opportunity

Holland Centre, Ontario, Canada

1 acre or less

About

Message
  • Opportunity available:
  • On-farm employment
  • Business partnership
  • Lease
  • Lease-to-own
  • Available facilities and equipment:
  • Housing
  • Irrigation capacity
  • Cold storage
  • Processing facilities
  • Other
  • Preferred arrangement model:
  • Lease
  • Partnership
  • Available acreage:
  • 1 acre or less
  • Soil type on farm:
  • Unknown
  • Current farming practices:
  • Ecological production, but not certified
  • Current land use:
  • Hay or pasture
  • 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
  • Agricultural products I am interested being cultivated on my property:
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Years experience of new farmer:
  • About 1 year

Farm description

Hi There! I am the owner of The Conscious Kitchen, a meal delivery business out of Southwest Ontario that specializes in organic & locally inspired meals. We are relocating our business to a 5-acre farm property in Grey-Bruce, and have created an opportunity for an incubator farm & food business. The property is a beautiful 4.5 acres of forest and meadow, with a large log home, small barn, and surrounded by wetlands and conservation land. There are vibrant markets in Owen Sound (30 minutes north), Guelph (1.5 hours south), or Toronto (2 hours southeast). We have about 1/2 acre of growing space and would like to see it be utilized. We like our space, but also enjoy community-oriented time during potlucks, campfires, etc. We plan to host retreats & workshops on the property in the future revolving around our interests & values (nature connection, growing & preserving food, writing & art, etc.).

Farm opportunity

We are looking for an individual or couple who may be interested in starting their own vegetable and/or herb farm along with value-added products. We would also like this person and/or couple to become an part-time employee of our company, doing our delivery driving and possibly some kitchen work. This can provide some supplemental income, as the pay is $20 per hour for 10-20 hours per week. We can provide: - Free use of land for your first full year (and sliding scale pricing afterwards)- about 1/4-1/2 acre - Sliding scale rental of our walk in fridge and full commercial kitchen - Cheap rental of our refrigerated cargo van - Sliding scale rental of our brand new off-grid tiny house (full electricity, plumbing, heat, kitchen, bathroom, etc.) - Free business mentorship (from us, a business owner and a food business consultant) - Opportunity to purchase into the property as a co-op in the future Myself and my partner have lots of food business & farming knowledge, and hope to share our resources with a young farmer who could use them! We are seeking an individual or couple who would be a good fit with the community we are seeking to create. As we are two queer women (one of whom is POC) in our mid-twenties, you must be queer friendly, vegan-friendly, eco-conscious and intersectional (anti-racist, etc.). Queer, BIPOC, and/or womxn are especially encouraged to apply. I've attached our GoodWork posting below for more information. https://www.goodwork.ca/jobs/sustainable-and-organic-farming-57438 Cheers, Celeste