Wade Kate

Seeking land for small homestead farm

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Location: West, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Transylvania, Yancey

Total acres 3.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land 0.5

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Lease (1 to 5 Years), Lease with Option to Buy. More info: We are open to working with a variety of situations of existing infrastructure and land, and to adapting our approach. Ideally, we would like to find a small scale homestead and/or market farm, with space and facilities for growing annual vegetables. Perennial crops, existing orchards, space for chickens, additional wooded area would be a plus. We are interested in a short-term rental. We are not ready to make an immediate land purchase right now, but that is a long term goal.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Well / Pond / Other water source, Farmer housing. More info: We are open to various levels of existing infrastructure. Any of the following would be a plus, but not a requirement: Greenhouse/hoophouse/high tunnel or space to put one, perennial crops, existing orchards, space for chickens, additional wooded area

Current farming practices:

More info: We use only natural/organic practices, and would prefer land without high levels of chemical use in recent years.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Volunteer, Employee

Number of years experience:

6

Production goals:

Herbs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Vegetable production, Vineyard.