Want to run a certified organic farming business in beautiful Saanich BC, or need assets for one? Have we got an opportunity for you!

Deadline is March 15, so get your application in as soon as possible!

Opportunity 1: Rent 1 acre organic land for a farm business
We are looking for a farm business to make full use of Rental Unit #4 of Haliburton Community Organic Farm, under a 4 year (with possibility of extension for an additional 4 years) agreement beginning January 2018. The farm business is to focus on produce (includes local heritage crops and seedlings) production for sales at Farm stand and other local sales.

Opportunity 2: Purchase of hard assets at Rental Unit #4
The hard assets of Rental Unit 4 (greenhouses, irrigation system, storage shed, power system, greenhouse heating systems and more! See Addendum A) are for sale. Any purchasers who also wish to establish a farm business on Rental Unit #4, must also apply to, and be approved by HCOFS. Purchaser must pay a deposit of 30% for the assets they wish to purchase. Remainder due on transition of lease. The assets will be available for purchase for the beginning of 2018, or in consultation with the current farm business. Here’s the asset list.

Opportunity 3: Employment with outgoing farmer at Rental Unit #4
During the 2017 season, the approved lessee of Rental Unit #4 can be employed by the current farm business, in order to transition the new farmer into the Halliburton community and to orient the new farmer with the existing growing methods and agricultural infrastructure. Wages and hours to be discussed with the current farm business.

How to respond to this RFP (Request for Proposal)?

Full details on all the above are right here: HCOFS Rental Unit 4 RFP 2017. And here’s the application form.