If you have market garden experience and/or an interest in developing a permaculture orchard or similar, and are ready to start your own farming business, and are interested in building community in rural Nova Scotia, we have a land lease opportunity that may interest you. Read on!
Sweet Earth Farm is a 200-acre mixed farm – with pastured livestock (chickens, pigs and cattle) and a 10-acre organic orchard (haskap berries and other fruit). We practice regenerative agriculture to grow nutritious and delicious food for our family and our community. Our property is comprised of pasture and a large woodlot, with several small streams and the Waugh River running through it. There is lots of wildlife, topography and beautiful scenery of the Cobequid Hills.
We are looking for a couple or family to move to our farm and start their own business growing fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and/or herbs. Additional opportunities also exist including bee keeping, maple syrup, sheep, goats, etc., depending on your interests, skills and ambition. This opportunity is available as of May 1, 2023 – but can also begin later in 2023.
This is not a job - this is an opportunity to farm with us. Depending on what you grow, we may be able to help you market your products to our existing customer base. You must be entrepreneurial, self-motivated, interested in farming as a livelihood and way of life and already possess many of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful. We can share our knowledge and experience with you and can provide business mentorship.
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If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, please email a cover letter to email@example.com , subject: “farm lease opportunity”. Your cover letter should describe your farming experience and provide a brief outline of your proposed business (ie. what you plan to grow, how you plan to sell/market your products, other business ideas you have). We will contact you if we think you might be a good fit for our farm and set up a call to discuss our collective ideas. We have lots more information to share, and you likely have lots of questions!
Thank you for your interest!
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 19 2023 ID: 67072