Farm Lease Opportunity in Valemount, BC

Posted by newjillenium on July 28, 2014

Robson Valley Fresh Farms

The Robson and Canoe Valleys are a hidden treasure – sparesly populated by people, but full of spectacular mountain vistas and fertile river valleys. When new and young farmers contact us at Beyond the Market looking for affordable farmland opportunities in the north, we often point them in this direction.

One of our local farmers has decided she needs to move on, and is offering up her farm and home for rent. She has an established 1/2 acre garden that has been in production for five years, and an existing farmers’ market, restaurant and box program customer base.

She is offering her 20X24 off-grid home with addition on 112 acres in the Cariboo Mountains, 20 minutes west of Valemount, BC,and 1 hour west of Jasper, AB. The home is completely off-grid, with 16 solar panels and year round spring fed water. Hot water is provided by an on-demand propane system. A wood stove provides the primary heat, with an in-floor propane heat system as a back up. There is only an outhouse toilet at present. The property provides excellent winter and summer recreation opportunities out the back door, as it backs on to crown land. It is situated in a lovely neighborhood. The 1/2 acre farm has been in vegetable for five years, and includes a small greenhouse.

The owner is keen to see the farm remain in production with prospective renters, and is open to various partnership and collaboration efforts.The property will become available September 1st for $800/month, which gives access to tractor and other tools for maintenance.

Serious enquiries should contact Dallas at 250-566-1450 or by email. You can browse more photos of the farm at the Robson Valley Fresh! Facebook page. For more information about the area, check out the Discover Robson Valley Region website. Better yet, check out this great prmotional video Dallas shot last fall:

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