Description:Viva Farms, founded in 2009, is a nonprofit, land-based, farm-business training organization located in Northwest Washington. We empower aspiring and limited-resource farmers by providing bilingual training in organic farming practices, as well as access to land, infrastructure, equipment, marketing, and capital. To learn more, please visit: www.vivafarms.org.
Viva Farms is seeking to extend its land base in King County so that farmers in our training and incubator programs can start, and/or grow, their farm businesses in community and with continued support from Viva. This project also has the potential to become an Ag Park, which helps make land available to more experienced farmers at a reasonable cost with long-term tenure. The property should include a minimum of 40 acres, and up to 100 acres, arable farmland. Multiple parcels within close proximity may also be considered.
Our ideal property will have:
-Organic certification, or certifiable
-Water access, well preferrable or the ability to drill, with municipal water access as a second resort
-Electricity and access to cell and internet service
-The ability to build infrastructure for a farm incubator- i.e.. wash/pack area, storage, cooler/ cold storage, road access
-Protection from wildlife, elk/deer fence, or ability to build
Farm Business Type:
- Row Crop
Intended Farming Practices:
- Sustainable and Organic Practices
- Certified Organic