LAND OPPORTUNITY: Organic Market Garden Business Lease Opportunity – Salt Spring Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 30, 2020


Ready for the next step?

Looking for a young person or couple who are ready for the next step in their farming career.  Ideally you have apprenticed in market gardening for a number of years and have most recently been a successful farm manager or have a business plan of your own that you are ready to move forward with.  If you are now ready to take the next step in running your own market gardening business then we’d love to talk to you and hear your plans. 

Ideally, you have experience with planning, managing, and directing a successful market gardening business.  You know how to work well with people and how to build harmony and peaceful rhythms into your days. You take pride in keeping careful records and in thoughtful planning of successive crops.  You are at ease with reliable and easy to use tracking software or other record keeping methods.

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We are a family farm committed to organics looking to find the right person to take on this part of our farm business to run it.  We are open to a number of possible arrangements for the market garden that could span a number of years if the fit is right. We will start with a one year contract renewable.  We are looking for someone to run this business with our sponsorship and a number of agreed upon infrastructure, inputs, tools, and support from us.  

This is a business opportunity for you –  not a job or salaried position. Rental accommodation is available on site for a fee.  Living onsite is not required. Additionally, there is space available for the right person/couple living here in your own RV or tiny home. We regret that additional dogs cannot be accommodated at this time.

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The ideal person will be creative with a can-do attitude and a professional demeanour.  They will be highly motivated to learn and grow with the land and to build a profitable organic vegetable and food production business.  The right individual is able to clearly communicate and to cooperate with others in a way that can move projects forward and overcomes obstacles. Honesty, integrity, creativity, flexibility, inventiveness and a sense of humour are needed and appreciated here. 

Working with partners means listening and understanding and seeking out the common goal and working toward it in a way that can contemplate multiple strategy’s and potential outcomes before moving forward together with the best solution for that place and time.  Having had experience and practice doing that would be an asset.

If you are interested to find out more please contact Julia directly at or call 250-653-2400.