Seeking to purchase or lease 10-40 acres in Skagit

Description:

Young family with farmer and welder seeking land to produce sustainable organic produce, meats, and value added items for market and farmstand sales.

Who I am and What I'm looking for:

I am a farmworker in Skagit currently working at a large wholesale organic farm. My family and I are looking for a farm to build into our own or take over. We live in a self-converted off-grid school bus. We are interested in using sustainable practices to produce an organic market garden, pastured meats, value added products and farmstead cheeses. My husband is interested in starting his own welding business. He currently welds off-farm and on-farm.

Farming Experience:

I have been farming for the past 8 years in Colorado, Massachusetts, and Washington. I've mainly worked at vegetable farms, but have 5 years of cheese-making and farmstead dairying experience as well. I also spent a season operating a non-profit educational farm where I started an educational dairy program for a summer camp.

Crops preferred to work with:

Vegetables
Poultry
Sheep
Goats
Hogs
Dairy
Tree fruit
Greenhouse crops
Other

Short term plans for the land / farm business:

Become established to diversify further.

Housing needs:

Yes