Property ID: 111
For Lease
Number of Acres: 1
Location: Port Townsend
Land Description:
The Farm
Shy Acre Farm, a new demonstration farm located in the heart of Port Townsend, is currently accepting proposals for the lease of 1 acre of farmland and building sites (with the potential for future lease-to-own). The farm is central to a new intergenerational and inclusionary planned unit development (180 housing units planned) run by Port Townsend Preservation Alliance, LLC . The farm and incorporated green spaces will be preserved for food production, community-based gardening, arts, and culinary programs. There are lots of potential revenue streams and ways to contribute/engage with the planned community.

The farm is located at San Juan Avenue and Discovery Road, Port Townsend, WA

The property currently includes:
Two 30’x40’ greenhouses
1 acre crop ground
Timber framed Pavilion
Water access
Future Plans
We are in the process of further development and plan to eventually have: 180 housing units and community/retail spaces

Farmer Candidate
We are searching for a farmer/farmers or farmer collective to lease the 1 available acre of farmland, 2 greenhouses, and potentially additional orchard space on the property.
We are searching for a creative, collaborative farmer who is interested in making this farmland not only productive but also an educational space for sharing farming with the community. One aspect of farming here will be some level of teaching about farming with children at the childcare center on site. Farmer will be able to earn revenue for this enterprise.
The applicant(s), must have experience in farming, preferably sustainable agriculture, and community-based program development. The respondent will enter into an agreement with Shy Acre Farm, LLC and Port Townsend Preservation Alliance, LLC

Farming Allowed
Organic practices
Crops, animals most likely not possible due to being in city limits (chickens are a potential)
Crop field could be beneficial as space for multiple greenhouses for production

Revenue Stream Opportunities on Site
Teaching farming to children at childcare center on site
Landscaping for the development
Medicinal herbs
Housing units on-site could provide membership for CSA
Potential future food establishment on-site

Long term lease or lease to own
Lease rate is negotiable, vision for the farm is flexible, all creative ideas are welcome. The farmer(s) would be a part of forming and executing the vision of the property’s future.
Housing Description
There is potential housing available in a bunk house on-site as part of the lease. There are also future opportunities for more permanent housing.

If interested, please reach out to:
Celine Santiago
Current Uses:
  • Fallow and Managed
Past Uses:
  • Fallow and Managed
Farm Business Activities Allowed:
  • CSA/Direct Market
  • Wholesale
  • Farm Stand
  • Agritourism
Types of Farming Allowed:
  • Row Crop
  • Organic
Organic Ready: No
Sun Exposure: Full
Is your land conserved?: Yes
Landowner Lives Onsite: No
Housing: Yes
Fenced: No
Fenced: No
  • Tractor
Storage: Yes
Electricity: No
Road Access: Yes
Heavy Equipment Access: Yes
Water Rights: Yes
Water Source: Well
Floodplain: No