Bald Mountain Farm - Yancey County

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County: Yancey

Location: Bald Mountain Community

Total acres 70.0

Acres of cropland/tillable land 10.0

Acres of pasture 10.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 0.0

Property Description

A 70 acre farm in Bald Mountain NC with 10 acres of pasture/farmable land located in Yancey County, NC. The farm is 30 minutes from Asheville as well as other locations between such as Weaverville. The farm is in pristine condition and held in a Trust yet the current trustees are exploring ways to support local farming. The farm was a traditional Appalachian farm yet was fallow for several decades and recently restored. The land is fully fenced and has a restored barn for overall farm use. There are two watering tanks for livestock and an abundance of water resources from Springs and small creeks to a larger creek producing 1,000 gallons of water per hour. We are interesting in working with someone able to use this space for forest farming (Mushrooms), chickens and annual crops, flowers or has some innovative and interesting ideas. We are interested in exploring orchard establishment for nuts and fruits. This property is part of a larger land holding which buffers the farm from other landowners with Trustees that are environmentally and community minded yet not dogmatic. We are looking to start conversations with individual(s) that have skills yet lack the land and infrastructure in support of local and family farming efforts. Within the county, there are additional farming resources to support small farmers such as a strong local markets, local buyers, as well as a growing community of farmers addressing new markets and opportunities. One key resource is http://tractorfoodandfarms.com/ and various CSA minded community members and the local Extension Office as well as the Yancey County Farmers market. We are open to various business models and believe in open discussions make for the best outcomes to align interests, ambitions and outcomes.

Type of opportunity

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

Type of opportunity - more info

The trustees are interested in exploring ideas and concepts.

Equipment & infrastructure

  • Barn
  • Fencing
  • Well / Pond / Other water source
  • Livestock facilities

Current production on farm

  • Fallow
  • Woodlot or forest products

Current production on farm - more info

Certified Tree Farm

Current and past farming practices

  • Ecological production but not certified

Additional aspects

In terms of use, the trustees are ecological minded and focused on the long term health of the soil and water as well as the forest. In addition, at some point in the future, farm housing may be available on the location.