The rewarding life of a farmer goes beyond self-sufficiency and self-reliance.
For those who love nature and being outdoors, connecting with the land, creating things from scratch, and tending to plants and/or animals, may want to consider moving into the small farm or market garden profession. It is also a gratifying profession with a wholesome lifestyle.
There is a trend towards consumers wanting to buy food grown by local farmers who care about what they do. These consumers purchase their local produce and products through farmer markets, garden-gate, fresh-direct, fruit stands, and grocery stores, and restaurants that focus on locally grown (locally can be considered a 100 mile/161 km radius and for fruit the closest region).
Purchasing an existing farm has many advantages, like buying any turn-key business. You may pay more upfront for a turn-key business, but statistically, you have a better chance of surviving than new business. Many farms come with everything you need plus a market. You can always put your spin on it once you are better acquainted with the nuances of your particular farm and local market. For more about farming check out: https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Why-Young-People-Should-Consider-Becoming-Farmers
Here is an opportunity for those craving a wholesome life
There are farmers needing to retire, and their situation provides an opportunity for aspiring farmers. Here is an example of a farm for sale in the beautiful Kootenay region of British Columbia in the lush Creston valley in the area called Erickson. The valley has an ideal temperate climate for growing fruit.
This well-established farm produces a variety of crops and has a local market and an abroad market. The Fruits and Berries Farm is on 7 acres and has Highway 3 frontage, which is ideal for farm gate sales. The farm includes an updated 4 bedroom 3 bath bungalow with almost 2800 square feet of living area.
When it’s time to relax, you can enjoy the large outside patio complete with children’s playground area and above ground swimming pool plus beautiful views of the Skimmerhorn Mountains to the east.
The business end of things is set up with a large 2640 square foot juicing/multi-use shop with 10 ft. ceilings, other buildings, and sorting areas, plus the orchard with 700 staccato and 48 lapin cherries, over 750 ft. of raspberries, and almost 2 acres of strawberries, and market garden crop areas. Plus, there’s still room to expand and add more trees or berry crops or perhaps increase off-highway sales, etc. As a bonus for those inclined to diversify even more, a small egg operation is also in place.
Move-in, and you’re ready to go with this working fruit and berries operation with existing clientele. Be sure to be the first one in on this great opportunity. Price: $1,300,000
Call Lee today to book a viewing! Phone or text 250-428-6439