The time has come to find a real farmer. In the four years since we bought this place I’ve had a great time cleaning up the mess and beginning to restore the soil and infrastructure. While I do hope to continue to be involved in the future, after this season (already under contract) I’d like a real farmer to begin moving this farm towards the diversified, productive and successful enterprise it wants to be. With plenty of time to plan and prepare, now is the time to find the right person for this wonderful farm.
About the farm:
Situated in the lovely Sogn Valley, our farm has about 30 acres of rich deep silt loam and another 25 acres of woodland, stream and farmstead. Though not certified, the land has been managed organically for the last four years. A historic barn has been updated with a new roof, electricity and more, a newer pole shed is in good working order and a small office has been built with heat, a bathroom and electricity. In 2013 keyline berms and swales were dug/built in one field to address water issues and a mixed perennial orchard begun on one of the berms.
I am an academic, musician and investor with keen interests in sustainability, resilience and access to land for human-scale diversified farming. I also have profound concerns about climate change, the economy and resource depletion. I have business experience and expect a return on my investment.
Enthusiasm tempered by experience. You’ve worked with successful small farms and been involved not only in planning, planting, harvesting and sales but also in the financial aspects of farming. You know how to produce and read both a balance sheet and an income statement, have a practical understanding of working with people and of the impact of government programs on small-scale agriculture. You love the work and know what you’re getting into.
About the future:
It is my hope that one day you will use the profits earned from the farm to buy it from me – but that’s a long story. We should talk!
If you might be the person for this farm, look around this website to see get a flavor for what we’ve done so far and where we might be going. Then use the contact link at the top of the page to get in touch.