Mark Porter

Intensive, sustainable diversified agriculture.

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Location: West, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey, North Central, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Yadkin, South Central, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Cumberland, Gaston, Harnett, Hoke, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly, Union, Northeast, Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Wake, Warren, Washington, Southeast, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, Wayne, Wilson

Total acres 2.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land 2.0

Acres of pasture 2.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 2.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Lease (1 to 5 Years), Lease with Option to Buy, Incubator / Mentored Lease, Business Partnership, Employment, Employment with Transfer. More info: Small scale sustainable grower looking for 1-3 acres to lease. Looking at setting up 3-4 high-tunnels and cultivating no more than 1 acre outside. The best case scenario is that I am in, or very close, to a city. Look at The Lean Farm model, or The Urban Farmer (Curtis Stone) for context of what type of farming I do.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Greenhouse. More info: 3-4 high-tunnels, produce washing area, storage area for equipment, and housing (If in a city, housing could be separate. If in the country, housing would be ideally be apart of a lease.

Current production on farm:

Field crops, Flowers, Herbs, Vegetable production.

Current farming practices:

Biodynamic, Transitioning to organic, Ecological production but not certified.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Manager

Production goals:

Field crops, Flowers, Herbs, Vegetable production.