Seeking to Lease or Share 1-2 acres-open to different locations

Description:

We are motivated, newbie farmers. We have been actively learning and planning on farming for a while and are super motivated to jump-start our flower farm dream. We are currently taking the Floret workshop as well as other resources. It really helps as a blueprint for planning purposes.

Who I am and What I'm looking for:

My husband and I are looking to jumpstart our flower farming and our second chapter so to speak. We are looking for a slower pace of life, open space, smaller community, and getting back in touch with nature. Our plan is to buy some land and start a flower farm in Washington.

Farming Experience:

Motivated newbie farmers. We are currently taking the Floret workshop as well as other resources. It really helps as a blueprint for planning purposes. Our vision is to build an organic and sustainable flower farm. We see flowers, greenhouses, a CSA, orchards, potentially seed production down the line as well as community events. We are looking to build relationships with a close-knit community.

Crops preferred to work with:

Tree fruit
Greenhouse crops
Nursery
Other

Short term plans for the land / farm business:

The work plan is a season's worth of cutting flowers starting with annuals. The main focus for us is learning how to start seeds, practice with succession planting, staying on top of weeding, harvesting, deadheading regularly, and getting to know what does well. We would be spending time learning the needs and opportunities on the farm and in the community. Building a CSA subscription business to start. We would like to focus on building more of the business as well, developing a farm task calendar, marketing, online presence, bouquet arranging, and mainly figuring out what we are good at. We will start with annuals and then eventually expand to foliage, woodies, perennials, bulbs, and vines. We would also like to learn more about building hoop houses.

Housing needs:

No