Organic vegetable Rent

Spud12345

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Mixed Farmer
Hi. Could someone please help me to set the rent of some farm land. Roughly 15 acres. Good quality land which will be used for organic vegetables. All land can be irritated as well. Thank you for your help.
 

Spud12345

Member
Mixed Farmer
That’s what I was thinking. Veg and spuds are normally about the same. It’s just the organic thing I’m not so sure about.
 

Spud12345

Member
Mixed Farmer
I used to rent out about 30 acres a year for veg, normally parsnips.

withdrew the offer 2 years ago.

Whilst the headline numbers are “impressive “ the ongoing costs of getting ground back in heart are not.
Yeah I know what you mean. I’ve got 20 acres in potatoes which are mine. Then 25 acres of veg rented out at £300. The organic will be going to the same person. They rent the land from me and supply me with veg at cost for my farm shops.
 

Muddyroads

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Location
Devon
Yeah I know what you mean. I’ve got 20 acres in potatoes which are mine. Then 25 acres of veg rented out at £300. The organic will be going to the same person. They rent the land from me and supply me with veg at cost for my farm shops.
Will it be organic root crops or hand harvested veg?
 

Muddyroads

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Location
Devon
Hand harvested veg
I guess it depends on how long term you want the relationship to be. It’s easy to look at yield values but they are expensive crops to grow and high risk. We often spend £1000/acre on plants, may get less than 60% to harvest and can spend £2000/acre on labour to harvest them, if you can get the staff. There are also the growing and weeding costs.
 

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Yeah I know what you mean. I’ve got 20 acres in potatoes which are mine. Then 25 acres of veg rented out at £300. The organic will be going to the same person. They rent the land from me and supply me with veg at cost for my farm shops.
Is the land registered organic?
 

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