The Squamish Valley Hop Company is looking for a farmer, or farmers, to use(lease) some vacant space on the farm.
About the Land
It is a very private 160 acre property in the Upper Squamish Valley that grows PACS certified organic hops, raises bees, sheep, horses, and plentiful wildlife. About 15 acres of the property is cleared, the rest is large second growth cedar and fir trees, tall cottonwoods and maples, and some salmon bearing streams complete with beavers and otters and small trout.
There is a slightly secluded field (the south field) that has remained fallow for many years, prior to which it was used for growing hay. About 1/2 acre is leased to bee keepers who have about 40 hives in their fenced apiary, the rest (3 to 4 acres) is up for grabs.
The soil is sandy and acidic, fluvial deposits. Irrigation potential would come from a creek or pond. Electricity is not available at this field, but nearby at the barn. There is a 60×30 timerframe barn and 30×30 hop (or other crop) wood fired drying building on site, as well as a 20×30 open ended storage tent. There is a drilled well near the barn.
There is no cell phone service at the property, but high speed wireless internet coverage is quite good around the place.
About the Opportunity
I would love to see someone develop their land to their own vision, it would be suitable for row crops, small scale livestock, etc, ideally organically.
I would welcome candidates to spend the season, or longer, at the property in an camper, RV, or tiny home, if they wish. It is a great property for entertaining friends and family – it is a beer farm after all!
I am interested in a long term lease situation, as I would really like to see someone develop this parcel of land into something special, though I will equally consider any applications and ideas.
For more information about this land opportunity, please view the UMAP Land Listing.
Get in Touch
Please contact the owner, Mike, at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Facebook page or Instagram to get a better idea of what goes on at the farm @squamishvalleyhops.