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After 15 years of consecutive organic farming on these beautiful 20 acres of brown sandy soil in Ogelthorpe County, the much-revered Backyard Harvest farm is available for lease!  Better yet, it’s available as a “turn key” operation, ready to go to work for YOU, earning true solar dollars effective September 1.  Historically, this has been one of the most productive farms in the area, with many, many customers and restaurants in LOVE with it’s products.  You can move in Sep 1 and be making money off the land almost immediately, putting your new covered hoop houses to work when everyone else is packing up for winter.    

We have been showing the farm to interested farmers over the past week or so, and here is a sampling of a few first reactions to seeing the land:

“I haven’t seen soil this color on any farm I’ve been on”

“this is truly the best farm around”

“this is how it should be!”

location

The farm is approximately 25 miles from Athens ga, which makes the Athens Farmer’s Market, as well as the many high end restaurants Athens has to offer, an extremely lucrative and viable market.  Closer to the farm, is Lexington, approximately 5 miles away, and Elberton, at about 15 miles.

good to know

The farm has been cover cropped and fertilized organically every year since 1996. The soil is a very dark brown sandy loam and there are acres of soft soil ready to plant.  The farm was Certified Naturally Grown for the last several years.  There is a 400 square foot certified kitchen with a triple basin stainless steel sink, air conditioning and fans, a large upright freezer, processing and drying tables, and digital scales, as well as an 80 square foot walk in cooler.

the house

What some consider to be the best part of this deal, is the incredible and unique, hand built, artist designed, 2000 square foot house.  Some of it’s features include:  Brazilian cherry floors, one of a kind furniture, 100 year old doors, reclaimed wood features EVERYWHERE, an abundance of natural light, and a wonderfully open flow to the entire house.  2 bedroom/2 full bath.  back patio with hot tub, and a small lakeview patio off the upstairs master bedroom.  covered porch for stacking wood.  central air and heat in addition to the wood stove (a gem!).  outdoor composting toilet in addition to 2 full bathrooms inside.  paved basketball court and hoop!

farm features

In addition to the soil, which is worth the price of rent alone, the farm comes with the following features (and many more):

3 covered hoop houses, 1 seed starting green house equipped with electricity, tables, and ceiling fans,a Kubota 3130 4wheel drive tractor with bushog, rototiller, and spring tooth plow, an 80 square foot walk in cooler, 3 stacks of mild mannered and highly productive honey bees, 400 tomato cages, 4 acres of fields are irrigated using blue tube, tripe tape (etc), a 1 acre pond, a1 acre fenced in dog park, and a newly built perimeter fence which has completely eliminated all deer and wild boar traffic.  a well house, with well in good condition. Toyota pickup truck, runs well.

These are just the big ones.  After 15 years of organic agriculture, you will find the farm well stocked with countless usable resources.  The solution to almost any situation can be found on property.

make it yours

The price is 1600 a month, which covers ALL of the above features, including the certified kitchen, the tractor, the house, and the farm (etc!).  The length of the lease will be determined after meeting with a potential leaser.  Contact us immediately at backyardharvest@windstream.net to discuss ANYTHING regarding this offer!

Are you a farmer?  do you want to become a farmer?  please forward this link to anyone who may be of interest.  Thanks for all your help, and please get in touch!

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