Are you interested in leasing, selling, mentoring, or partnering with a qualified farmer to keep your land in farming or bring it back into production? You’ve come to the right place!
In partnership with NC FarmLink, WNC FarmLink maintains databases of both available farmland and farmers looking for land. We work with landowners and farmers to ensure an appropriate and lasting match is made. We will help guide you through considerations and assist you in locating the necessary resources you will need when negotiating a land tenure arrangement. Farm seekers are screened by our Land Access Coordinator to ensure suitability for both your personal and land needs. We also help guide you through considerations and assist you in locating the other necessary resources.
Every landowner and piece of land has a unique story, and we want to know yours! Please create a Property Listing on the NC FarmLink website so we can learn more about you and your land and match you with the best farmer to meet your needs and interests. While on the NC FarmLink website, you can also find Farmland Seeker profiles to start making land matches yourself.
Create a Property Listing here!
If you prefer a written application please contact the Land Access Coordinator: [email protected]
Once we receive your application WNC FarmLink staff will follow-up with you to work out next steps.
If you do not own farmland in WNC, but you know of farmland that is in transition or for sale or lease, and you would like to see it transferred to a new or experienced farmer, please contact the Land Access Coordinator: [email protected]
If you would like WNC FarmLink to come speak to your community group, provide an educational workshop on land access, or coordinate a farmer and landowner meet & greet in your community, please contact the Land Access Coordinator: [email protected]
For more information please contact:
P: 828-785-4284 or E: [email protected]
November 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm
I have four acres, part of which could be used for mushroom cultivation, chickens or bees. I am in Sapphire, NC in Transylvania County. I would be interested in having someone use this land for these purposes in exchange for some of the products.
August 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm
It looks like farmers and landowners are starting to use this handy website. How is it going making the matches? I would love to catch up and see if there is anything the Land Use Cluster of the Food Policy Council might do to support your program from a community relations, resources, programmatic or policy standpoint.
April 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm
We have at least 2 acres on our back side with a creek that runs through it and a small spring in the back with spring water that runs down which I would like to plant Hydrangeas beside the spring that flows down the property. We would also like organic vegetables to be grown. We would use the front for us but consider sharing as well. We have wild turkeys that we love and feed and would want their needs to be respected. My husband grew up on a farm in the mountains of N.C. Thanks so much, lets get growing. The Coffeys
March 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm
We have 1 1/2 and perhaps up to 4 acres of bottom land that may be used to grow organic vegetables. Some of this land is part of the Common Area in our Green, Organic, & Sustainable community <25 minutes north of downtown Asheville just NE of Mars Hill. Crooked Creek runs alongside the growing area and we’ve dedicated a small area up adjacent to our personal farm acreage as a Poutlty Patch, where we plan to put a little hen house for an egg source…
Please call me, Bernie Byrne, at 838 689-2185 evenings or 828 230-0755 cell if you might have an interest in discussing the possibilities. I grew up on a grain and hog farm in Iowa.
June 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Im looking for land to farm and am a new farmer.
I’m in the process of moving to WNC and have been looking for something near the Mars Hill area.
Thanks for emailing me back!!
June 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm
Hi Laura! The first step is to fill out a farm seeker application on the “Farmland Seeker page” here on the website and we’ll get you in the database and start the process of finding you land. Thanks!