Lisa McBride

Seeking small, diversified family farm

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Location: West, Jackson

Total acres 15.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land 4.0

Acres of pasture 4.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Lease with Option to Buy.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Fencing, Well / Pond / Other water source, Farmer housing. More info: We would like to find a place with a home. If farm equipment is a possibility, great, but if not, we can work with that.

Current production on farm:

Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Field crops, Flowers, Herbs, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production.

Current farming practices:

Ecological production but not certified.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Volunteer

Other qualifications:

Farm business training. More info: My husband grew up farming in Southmont, NC on family land. I am the granddaughter of farmers and my father worked for John Deere as an Area Service Manager for 30+ years. I have a diploma in Aromatherapy and have worked in natural health since my early 20's.

Production goals:

Flowers, Herbs, Hogs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production. More info: We are seeking to create a small, diversified family farm.

Personal experience and production goals summary:

We are seeking to lease with an option to buy in Jackson County, preferably in Tuckasegee or Cullowhee.  We want to have a small, diversified family farm to raise our children on, selling products at farmers market and to local restaurants in Sylva, Cashiers and Highlands.  

We would also like the possibility of a small, intimate wedding venue in the future.  

As we work through the business plan, I will post more as soon.