Patterson School Foundation Incubator Farm

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County: Caldwell

Location: 4646 Patterson School Drive-Hwy 268 Lenoir, NC 28645

Total acres 5.0

Acres of cropland/tillable land 5.0

Acres of pasture 0.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 0.0

Property Description

Farmland in Happy Valley, NC available under mentored lease as a part of the Patterson School Foundation Incubator Farm. Located in picturesque mountain setting with forested trails and beautiful Buffalo Creek. Centrally located between Lenoir, Boone, and Wilkesboro for easy access to markets. Home to the new Western North Carolina Sculpture Center and Patterson School Foundation which hosts a variety of workshops and events on-site. To learn more, please go to:

Type of opportunity

  • Incubator / Mentored Lease

Type of opportunity - more info

Begin or expand your farm business with low start up costs and be part of an up-and-coming community of growers and artists! Lease .5 to 4 acres dependent upon need and experience.

Equipment & infrastructure

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

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

Greenhouse, processing facilities, cold storage, tractor and farm equipment available for use. Certified commercial kitchen access options.

Current production on farm

  • Cattle (Dairy/Beef)
  • Field crops
  • Herbs
  • Orchard
  • Vegetable production
  • Vineyard
  • Woodlot or forest products

Current production on farm - more info

Current production on-site includes beef cattle, and campus vegetable/pollinator gardens/orchards.

Current and past farming practices

  • Ecological production but not certified

Current and past farming practices - more info

Available acreage has been organically managed for past 3 years. Not currently certified, but open to undergoing certification process.

Additional aspects

Onsite affordable housing options with work & trade opportunities. Tuition for Patterson School Foundation workshop series included.