The property will be well-suited to a farmer utilizing silvopasture techniques to raise livestock and/or alley cropping of annual vegetables.
It is located within a 6a/6b hardiness zone of Michigan’s Fruit Belt and includes a certified organic apple orchard with 300 trees producing four popular varieties, a 40x60 pole barn, a 10 GPM water well, and is in the first phase of a permaculture design process overseen by a local expert that includes:
Installing a Keyline natural irrigation system
Implementing an agroforestry system through the contour planting of over a thousand native fruit, nut and berry producing shrubs, trees and flowers
Planting hedgerows, windscreens and shelter belts
Seeding cover crops
Adding renewable energy generators and storage
Additionally, we are prepared to invest in fencing, equipment, compost, livestock and additional infrastructure costs.
Optional: For an additional cost, property includes a 3-bedroom, 2-full bathroom house with modern, stainless steel appliances and detached 2-car garage. This can be available for the first 12-24 months of lease and will then be substituted with an additional dwelling unit.
We are asking interested farmers to please apply by submitting their business plan
Land & Infrastructure-only: $500/month
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