Santa Clara #5326
Listing ID: Santa Clara #5326
The Nest Box is a small biodiverse farm located in San Martin, California. Established in 2018, the farm is young, but with close proximity to multiple city markets (Gilroy, Morgan Hill San Jose), its potential is limitless. The farm is currently home to 4 goats, 4 Southdown Babydoll sheep, approximately 200 chickens, a duck, 2 active beehives, and our newest arrival – a Jersey/Guernsey cow. In our garden, we grow tomatoes, potatoes, tomatillos, onion, sunflowers, maize, zucchini, and the list goes on! In our orchard, we have young cherry, peach, nectarine, orange and pomegranate trees (plus a few miscellaneous others!).
While we are not presently certified, The Nest Box operates its farm organically and biodynamically. Our goal is to mimic nature wherever possible. The Nest Box is currently owned by a husband and wife team. However, both have full-time off farm jobs, and the farm is truly the wife’s passion. Therefore, The Nest Box is in search of a farm business partner with equal passion in farming to help turn it into a fully sustainable and profitable biodynamic working farm open to the public. To learn more about The Nest Box, please visit www.thenestbox.net and Instagram handle the_nest_box.
Current Use of Property: Cattle (dairy);Goats/Sheep;Market garden;Orchard;Other;Poultry/Fowl
Current farming practices on property: Organic;Biodynamic;Permaculture;No till
Building and Infrastructure: Approximately 4,000 sq ft barn and 400 sq ft back unit available for use. 12x15 greenhouse. Multiple smaller structures for animal housing (chicken coop, sheep shed, goat shelter).
Available farm machinery, if any: Sit down mower.
Known Environmental Hazards: None.
Acres Available for Lease or Purchase: 5
County: Santa Clara
Land Suitable For: Cattle (beef);Cattle (dairy);Goats/Sheep;Hogs;Market garden;Orchard;Other;Pasture;Poultry/Fowl;Row crops;Berries;Flowers
With Housing: Yes
Land is fenced: Yes
Landowner's preferred business arrangement: Partnership
Soil Quality and Type: Cattle (beef);Cattle (dairy);Goats/Sheep;Hogs;Market garden;Orchard;Other;Pasture;Poultry/Fowl;Row crops;Berries;Flowers
Currently Living on Farm: Yes
Landowner is willing to advise or mentor the tenant farmer: Yes
On-site Housing is Available: Yes