Seeking Lease: 1-2 acres in Kitsap, Mason or Pierce Counties

Description:

Looking to lease 1-2 acres within about a 30 minute drive of Port Orchard. We intend to grow sustainable vegetables and/or raise free range laying hens depending on the property size, type, location and owner preference. We have been operating our farm, Forest Frog Farms, for 3 years on 1/2 acre and are in need of a bit more land.

Who I am and What I'm looking for:

We are Forest Frog Farms, a micro-farm, currently operating on 1/2 acre of land in Port Orchard, WA. We are not certified Organic but are committed to utilizing sustainable and regenerative practices to heal the land. We currently produce and sell microgreens year round. We grow seasonal fresh produce outdoors in our 43 permanent garden beds and care for a small flock of 23 laying hens. We sell our products seasonally at the Port Orchard and Bremerton Farmers Markets, As well as year round on our online farm store, and two local online market places. We are looking for 1-2 acres for lease or trade that we can utilize for growing vegetables and/or to increase our laying hen flock. The property would need to have water access in the form of city water or a well. We would be interested in a cash lease and/or barter for property care and work.

Farming Experience:

Our farm is run by Beth Winlow and Fred Hubbard. We have been running our farm for three years growing and selling produce and raising chickens from our family home on 1/2 acre. Our website is forestfrogfarms.com. In addition to the last three years farming, we have 10+ years professional horticulture, arboriculture, irrigation and landscape construction experience.

Crops preferred to work with:

Vegetables
Poultry

Short term plans for the land / farm business:

Ideally we would like to lease 1-2 acres and start by planting a small area of diversified vegetable garden beds with irrigation and deer fencing. Later expanding either vegetable production or our laying hen flock depending on the property size, type, location and owner preference.

Housing needs:

No