40-acre farm in the Willits Valley with opportunities to lease land and operate a market garden/small farm business. Integrated, small-scale, rotational grazing (sheep or goats) also a possibility. Neighbor’s cattle currently graze 30 acres of the farm. Farm currently has 50 chickens, veggie beds, young orchards, and blueberries. Water, tools, and and refrigerated shipping containers are available, and tenant would be able to use some of farm’s resources. Selling direct, at local farmers markets, or through the food hub(https://mendolakefoodhub.org/) are some options. Well has water just 15 feet down in August.
This is an opportunity for those with some experience to come and run their own farm business. Looking for self motivated people who want to farm. Lease term is negotiable – open to longer-term leases. Owners not currently looking for business partners. There may be the option to buy in to the property or earn equity for the right people after a trial period. Owners are exploring options, and may also entertain offers to purchase the entire farm property.
Housing options are a bedroom in the house, a trailer onsite, or your own camper or trailer or tent. Building a smaller straw bale or pallet house is an option. Rent is negotiable – will depend on housing and what skills and work you bring to the land. Rent likely in the $400-800 +/- mo range.
If you have an interest in living in the Willits community, using this land to run your farm or animal business, and possibly building your future home in this ever changing world then please write to us and let’s begin the conversation.
Thank you for your interest.
Current farming practices on property: Organic;No till
Acres Available for Lease or Purchase: 40
Land is fenced: Yes
Landowner's preferred business arrangement: Buy/sell;Lease;Other
Expected lease rate for farm/ranch property: Negotiable, will depend on housing option. Likely in $400-800/month range.
Landowner is willing to advise or mentor the tenant farmer: Yes
Property Sale Price: 900,000
On-site Housing is Available: Yes