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Gray Fox Farms

10 acres

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

John Gray

Property Location:

3620 State Route 222, Batavia, Ohio 45103

The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

10.4

Total acres available for agriculture:

4.0

Acres of forested land:

1.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

4.0

Acres of pasture:

3.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

2 ponds about 2 acres

Quality of land:

Certified organic. Acreage currently in production use has reasonable fertility achieved through years of soil fertility improvement methodologies - cover crops, amendments, compost, etc. Some acreage is old hay fields which need soil fertility improvements.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Use public water source and drip irrigation.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

None available

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

Have tractors and implements, tillers, and hand tools available. High tunnels. Electric fencing.

Farm infrastructure details:

Have a barn, garage, and old farm house available for storage.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Other

Other:

Propose a partnership revenue sharing arrangement where owners cover out of pocket costs and revenue is split with partner/farm manager such that owners can recover their out of pocket costs and partner/farm manager receives most of the new revenue. See description below.

Additional Information

FARM PARTNER / MANAGER WANTED

Are you ready to start farming but don’t have the land and resources to begin?   If you are willing to make a sweat equity investment, we can help you.

We are seeking a farm partner / farm manager to take over and expand our existing certified organic operation.

We have the land and resources but are older and want to begin phasing out of day to day farm operations. We have a 10 acre organic farm, high tunnels, irrigation, equipment, and supplies to support the farm.  We are a certified organic operation.

Because this has mostly been a single person operation, we have never developed the full earning potential of this farm.  We are currently growing certified organic produce on less than 2 acres but have several additional acres which could be producing. Similarly our sales channels are limited to a few CSA and small markets.   We have been able to sell nearly everything we can grow.  There is great potential to grow and sell more.

We want a partner who has the drive, energy, and dedication to start managing our operation and expand it.  We intend to continue to be involved but at a lower level and decreasing as time goes by.   We envision an agreement whereby we cover the upfront costs (seeds, amendments, equipment, etc) but share the revenue with our partner on a sliding scale.   Our revenue share is intended to cover our costs with the majority of the additional revenue earned going to our partner. Our costs and revenue are currently low, so there is great potential for earnings.

We are very committed to organic farming and want to see our organic operation continue and expand. But we are also semi-retired and want to spend less of our time farming. We are looking for someone to take a lead role in maintaining and growing our organic farm operation and in return receive most of the compensation. We mainly just want to cover our costs.

Our farm is located in Batavia, Ohio on the east side of Cincinnati near East Fork State Park.
email interest to grayfoxfarmsohio@gmail.com or text 513 309 9454