For Sale: Successful Organic Market Vegetable Business
This is a unique opportunity for people with extensive market vegetable farming experience ready to commit to organic vegetable production as a career by purchasing an established, successful, income-generating business with an excellent reputation in the community.
Wild Flight Farm Ltd. was created as an operating company to make it easier for new farmers to acquire an organic, market vegetable farming enterprise. The company owns all moveable assets necessary for successfully operating a thriving business and will negotiate secure lease terms for the fixed assets (land, buildings, house) on which the business is based.
The business operates year-round, producing and marketing a wide variety of vegetables with a team of 10-12 employees during the growing season and 4-5 staff throughout the winter months. The certified organic produce is sold at two year-round farmers’ markets, a local home delivery businesses, and occasional wholesale customers. Over the past 3 decades, Wild Flight Farm has grown into one of the leading organic, market vegetable farms in the B.C. interior.
The farm business includes ownership of 13 high tunnels, a 2300 square foot heated seedling house, 3 cultivating tractors, 2 utility tractors with a range of implements, 3 walk-behind tillers, a 3-ton refrigerated delivery truck, and all the smaller hand tools and equipment required for vegetable seeding, growing, washing, and packing.
The farm business leases 28 acres of irrigated land, a spacious, well-organized, 8000 sq. ft. storage & packing facility, and a new computer-controlled, fixed-line irrigation system. A new 800 sq. ft. 2-bedroom farmhouse is also available for lease for a new business owner or manager. The current owners, who plan to continue to continue living in the original farmhouse, are keen to offer support and mentorship to the new farmers during the first few seasons.
Wild Flight Farm Ltd. strives to provide favourable working conditions and offers its employees living wages and health benefits while continuing to operate with a stable annual profit. The business is large enough to support at least two farm families working in partnership or a cooperative.