Kawamoto Farm Purchase – Request for Proposals
Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative is seeking qualified farmer(s) or cooperative to purchase the historic Kawamoto Farm and house for active agricultural use. Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative is a network of organizations in Jefferson County, WA whose mission is to keep working lands viable. This includes farmland and forestland.
The historic Japanese-American Kawamoto Farm in Quilcene, WA will be for sale at an affordable agricultural price and has been in agricultural production for over 100 years. The 148-acre farm is located next to Lake Leland, alongside Highway 101, with moderately-sloped rolling topography. The property will be permanently protected with a conservation easement by Jefferson Land Trust this year, conserving the property’s agricultural and forestry values. The property is approximately 40 acres of farmland and 108 acres of forestland.
Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative is working to find a buyer to purchase the farm after the easement is in place to bring the land back into active agriculture and contribute to the local economy. Due to topography, soils and other factors, the most likely agricultural use is presumed to be livestock or orchards.
The Request for Proposal document is available in English and Spanish. Interested applicants need to submit a one-page letter of interest by September 30, 2021. Visit the Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative website for more information.