LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2+ acres of fenced farmland for lease, Grand Forks, BC

Posted by Nyree Marsh on May 15, 2024

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ABOUT THE LAND

Situated within the ALR, this fully fenced parcel of over 2 acres presents a fantastic opportunity for a market gardener planning to establish or expand their farm business. The 2-acre field has its own gated entry from the road, while an additional ⅓ acre is suitable for a small orchard or berries. Road access and large gates facilitate convenient loading of crops for market or movement of equipment. 

The land is currently fallow and covered in a mix of wild grasses that are routinely maintained through mowing. The soil consists of a silty loam with good drainage, and the land is situated in an area with full sun exposure. The landholder is in the process of upgrading the pump house for irrigation.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The landholder is open to vegetable and fruit production, including market gardening, a small-scale orchard and greenhouse. The landholder, who lives on the property, will maintain their own production area and is open to a cooperative relationship with the incoming farmer. 

The fences and outbuildings are kept neat and in good condition, with additional storage space accessible for the incoming farmer. A small tractor and irrigation pipes could be made available for farmer use, although some maintenance or repairs might be required as some of the equipment has been in storage for several years.

Organic and regenerative farming practices are preferred, but formal organic certification is not expected. The landholder would like to see the fields back in production and is enthusiastic about sharing the land. The duration of the lease is open to negotiation, contingent upon the farming approach envisioned by the incoming farmer.

ABOUT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

With over 2 acres available for lease, there’s excellent potential for a market gardener eager to begin vegetable production or for an established grower seeking land for expansion. The landholder welcomes inquiries from farmers at all experience levels.

The ideal candidate appreciates the tidiness of the farm and will uphold the leased portion to a similar standard. The landholder is deeply committed to local food security and eager to expand their knowledge of farming and food preservation, so they are enthusiastic about learning alongside the incoming farmer.

GET IN TOUCH!

This land is available through the B.C. Land Matching Program. If you are interested in this land opportunity, please contact the Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Nyree, at nyree@youngagrarians.org with the link to this post, any relevant photos, and a paragraph or two on each of the following:

  • About you
  • Your farming experience
  • Your plans for the land

For more details, check out the UMAP Listing for this property.

For more land opportunities, and to learn about the B.C. Land Matching program, please visit youngagrarians.org/land.

The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Columbia Basin by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, with additional support from Columbia Basin Trust and the Real Estate Foundation of BC.