I ask mostly out of curiosity.
I'm considering an 11 acre property with fruit trees, river frontage, and irrigation rights for 3 acres. There are no buildings, just the trees.
It's in an incredibly gorgeous area (along the John Day River), but a bit far from the farmer's market. Growing season is good, especially for fruit.
It's also a bit too far for me to travel back and forth to take care of it.
What do you guys think are the chances that I could find someone who wanted to sharecrop that land? Rent it from me and pay with a percentage of the crops? They would have to have some sort of income because they would have to rent a house (or else install a well and septic and live in a trailer, or build a small dwelling-- renting would be cheaper).
I'll be doing the farmer's market, so produce could be driven as far as the highway and I'd pick it up, or else both of us work the booth. 2 markets, one for wealthy yuppie types, one for working folks.