AM Howard Farm

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County: Wake

Location: 1580 Morrisville Carpenter Road

Total acres 13.0

Acres of cropland/tillable land 11.5

Acres of pasture 0.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 0.0

Property Description

Piedmont Conservation Council is managing the historic AM Howard Farm site in Cary. Land has been fallow for over 8 years and is ready for organic production. Potable Town of Cary water will be provided and PCC will install irrigation valves to every half acre. This is 13 acres of highly visible land in the middle of residential Cary, with parking for customers and potential for on site sales. Soil is sandy loam topsoil with clay subsoils. Flat to gently sloping.

Type of opportunity

  • Lease (1 to 5 Years)
  • Incubator / Mentored Lease

Type of opportunity - more info

$1500/Acre/Year available in half acre to two acre leases. Farmers retain independent businesses but may collaborate with other farmers for marketing. PCC will provide assistance with GAP or organic record keeping if farmer chooses. Western Wake farmer's market is less than 1 mile from site. Farmers must use organic practices to maintain integrity of property.

Equipment & infrastructure

  • Barn
  • Fencing
  • Well / Pond / Other water source
  • Greenhouse
  • Farm equipment
  • Processing facilities
  • Irrigation equipment
  • Cold storage (cooler/freezer)

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

The $1500/acre/year rent includes: -shared and personal storage -high tunnels -GAP certifiable washing/packing stations -tools and equipment, including tractors. -potable irrigation water from Town of Cary -individually metered/valved half acre plots -deer fencing and access roads -bathrooms and parking lots

Current production on farm

  • Fallow

Current and past farming practices

  • None, the property is not being farmed