Seeking organic farmer to rent our farmland in Stanly County. First year can be $1 as part of terms

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County: Stanly

Location: 5546 Old Thompson Rd, Norwood, NC

Total acres 9.0

Acres of cropland/tillable land 8.0

Acres of pasture 8.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 8.0

Property Description

3 Eagles, 174 acres on Pee Dee River, due east of Charlotte, 9 acres of which is cropland for farmer which can be increased to 28 acres after CRPs with USDA expire.

Type of opportunity

  • Lease (1 to 5 Years)
  • Lease (5+ Years)

Type of opportunity - more info

The previous farmer served more than 60 families with a CSA, and his products (both produce and animal) were sold at local farmers markets and in Charlotte at NoDa Farmers Market. He also established a relationship with a new business that coordinates and delivers product to local restaurants in the Charlotte area.

Equipment & infrastructure

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

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

The infrastructure is ready for another farmer to pick up and carry on a sustainable/organic farm enterprise that has already been established in the area. Infrastructure includes electricity, well, irrigation drip lines, barn with corral, greenhouse, Farm Store (for CSA pickup), open kitchen with wash station area and large cooler, large root cellar, small equipment shed, and composting toilet. Potential for tiny house, rental of house on site, and other housing.

Current production on farm

  • Fallow
  • Hay or pasture
  • Herbs
  • Woodlot or forest products

Current production on farm - more info

8 acres has been in cover crops since farmer left. This year in triticale, daicon radish, red clover.

Current and past farming practices

  • Biodynamic
  • Transitioning to organic
  • Ecological production but not certified

Current and past farming practices - more info

Owners expect new farmer to continue using sustainable and organic practices.

Conservation easements or other protection programs

Conservation easement on the 174 acres. Conservation Reserve Programs (CRPs) on 41 of the 50 acres in fields.

Additional aspects

Google Lazy Heron Farm, Norwood, NC, the former farmer's farm name, and see photos, etc. The present 9 acres of cropland and pasture can potentially be increased to 28 once the CRP contract expire.