Seeking Lease: 1-5 in Skagit or Whatcom Counties

Description:

Looking to produce high quality herbs for a local medicinal herb company. Will not be growing marijuana or hemp.

Who I am and What I'm looking for:

I have a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and have over 7 years of experience in this field. I am currently living in Spokane but have recently been approached by Heron Botanicals (a medicinal herb company in Western Washington) to start a medicinal herb farm in order to support their growing production needs. Thus, I am looking for a small number of acres to begin medicinal herb production. Heron Botanicals does NOT sell marijuana or hemp products, so I would not be looking to produce these crops.

Farming Experience:

I have 7+ years of experience in sustainable agriculture. This experience includes 3 years as a farm intern on organic vegetable farms in Montana as well as a Master's degree in horticulture from Washington State University. For the last two years I have owned and operated my own farm business (Moonbreak Farm) as part of the SnoValley Tilth Experience Farming Project incubator farm in Carnation, WA. While my primary focus has been on vegetable production, I have also grown a variety of herb and fruit crops.

Crops preferred to work with:

Other

Short term plans for the land / farm business:

My short term plan is to grow a wide variety of plants for a local medicinal herb company (Heron Botanicals) in order to support their growing production needs. As far as the land is concerned, I plan to use sustainable farming practices to protect the soil and promote biodiversity.

Housing needs:

No