For Lease: 8 acres in Skagit County

Description:

The farm is located on Guemes Island which is a 5 minute ferry ride north of Anacortes. It is less than a mile to the ferry dock and 1/2 mile off the main road which is nice for privacy but it has no road frontage for a farm stand. It is 25 acres of which about 15 is forest and the rest is fields, house site with established garden, fruit and nut trees and a pond. The largest field is about 5 acres which is planned to be a silva-pasture and or silva cropping system. Several rows of nut trees and figs has been planted with more in the plans. I have a small flock of Gotland sheep. I have been developing the property over the last 30 years on the principles of permaculture and organics. This is a custom off grid home with a greenhouse with greywater system. Eventually the house will be available to the new farmers. In addition to the large equipment listed I have seed starting trays and soil block making equipment and about 30 drying trays. I also have a strong interest in developing the farm as a demonstration and educational site for holistic living if that would coincide with the interests of my farm partners.

Current Use:

The farm is located on Guemes Island which is a 5 minute ferry ride north of Anacortes. It is less than a mile to the ferry dock and 1/2 mile off the main road which is nice for privacy but it has no road frontage for a farm stand. It is 25 acres of which about 15 is forest and the rest is fields, house site with established garden, fruit and nut trees and a pond. The largest field is about 5 acres which is planned to be a silva-pasture and or silva cropping system. Several rows of nut trees and figs has been planted with more in the plans. I have a small flock of Gotland sheep that I want to increase but keep to a small flock. I have been developing the property over the last 30 years on the principles of permaculture and organics. This is a custom off grid home with a greenhouse with greywater system. In addition to the large equipment listed I have seed starting trays and soil block making equipment and about 45 drying trays. I also have a strong interest in developing the farm as a demonstration and educational site for holistic living if that would coincide with the interests of my farm partners.

Available Water / Irrigation:

Well

Soil Type / Quality:

A sandy loam topsoil. Acidic.

Buildings and Structure Available for Use:

12x24' greenhouse, tractor storage shed, small storage shed

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease:

tractor and implements, fencing

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Use for Farming:

water is very limited and not available for high volume watering, unless more catchment would be set up