1477 Hodges Drive
This 38-acre farm has been successfully farmed for the past 7 years by organic mixed vegetable farms Salt and Harrow and Heart Beet Farm. Approximately 20 acres of the property is cultivated, and about 18 acres is wooded. Centrally located between Parksville and Qualicum, with the popular Qualicum Beach Farmer’s market, this farm is a part of a thriving agricultural community.
Two operational drilled wells provide the water for the property – one feeds a pond and then irrigates the entire 20 acres of cultivated area by way of 3-inch pvc pipe, the other services the main house. The entire 20 acre cultivated land is deer fenced, and the farm includes a small orchard, propagation greenhouse with benches, a workshop and woodshed as well as two 10×10 sleeping cabins for farmhands in the summer months. Both cabins have a cozy bedroom on the first floor and a loft style living room upstairs with windows and a porch facing the southern mountain views.
The main home was completely renovated recently and features a large, south facing kitchen with a huge bay window, a large, covered deck off the kitchen, a wood fireplace in the living room and three bedrooms upstairs. Downstairs includes two large bedrooms, a mudroom/laundry room, second full bathroom, and a rec room with a wood stove.
This property is in the ALR, and applications for a small secondary residence are still being permitted. With two titles, this may be permitted on both titles depending on site, development permit areas and local government restrictions.
The current landowners would love to for this farm to stay in production, and ideally would like to sell to farmers. If the new owner would like, they are able to share their many years of experience with the property to ensure a smooth transition and the success of the new farming venture!
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For more information, reach out to Jeannie Shaver, realtor for the property, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.937.1015.
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