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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:

10.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

6.0

Acres of forested land:

1.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

ponds

Quality of land:

Certified organic property. The current production acreage has been in use for several years and has been improved through cover crops and other soil health practices. Soil here in Clermont county has a heavy clay content but through cover crops, crop rotation, and no till practices the organic matter and other aspects are much improved. There are other acres which are not currently in production and can be developed. Property is mostly flat with drainage.

Farm Information

Water sources details:

Drip irrigation system is in use.

Equipment and machinery details:

Have 2 tractors including a front end loader and backhoe, plow, disc, cultivators, bare root planter, tiller, hand tools.

Farm infrastructure details:

Have a barn, a garage, and an old farmhouse used mostly for storage and farm production.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Business partnership

Other

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 grow and sell a variety of organic vegetables and herbs including potatoes, basil, lettuce, kale, arugula, tomatoes, peppers, green beans.  We also sell flower and organic vegetable seedlings.  We sell on our farm, local markets, and through an online distribution channel.

 

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.  

 

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 or partners who have 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 are open to various financial arrangements but 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 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