Seeking Lease: 1 acre near King County

Description:

Looking for a 1-2 year lease (at $500/month) of 1/4-1 acre of farmland for organic, no-till fruit, flowers, herbs, and vegetables. My husband and I are interested in leasing farmland for a polyculture garden to grow a wide variety of non-perishable value-added products that can be sold at all times of the year.

Who I am and What I'm looking for:

My name is Valerie. My husband Daniel and I are looking for one acre of land to lease for 12-24 months to grow an organic market garden of seasonal produce for $500 a month to create Seed of Life Farm. This season we plan to grow lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers, radish, peppers, onions, garlic, squash, specialty crops, flowers, herbs, and medicines for value-added products. We will bring our own farming equipment and would like to have a small greenhouse on-site for seedlings.

Farming Experience:

Daniel and I spent last year living and working on a ten-acre no-till organic family farm in the Sierra Nevada National Forest. During this time we gained experience harvesting and growing a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables, delivering orders to local restaurants, selling produce at farmers' markets, as well as many essential field management tasks.

Crops preferred to work with:

Vegetables

Short term plans for the land / farm business:

Our short term plans for our farm business is to generate revenue through selling canned foods (tomatoes, salsas, chutneys, and sauces) and selling dried herbs (teas, seasonings, medicines) online year-round.

Housing needs:

No