Farm Business Incubator

Build a Successful Farm Business

The incubator farm model provides aspiring farmers the necessary resources and support to build successful farm businesses. Our Farm Business Incubator is a bilingual program based on offering support to both beginning farmers and experienced farm workers in five essentials areas: access to land; access to infrastructure and equipment; access to wholesale and retail market outlets and marketing support; training in agricultural production, business, and food safety best practices; and access to capital.

Over about five years in our Farm Business Incubator program, farmers build their businesses at Viva Farms, completing certain milestones along the way until they are considered independent commercial farmers.

Interested in joining Viva Farms’ Farm Business Incubator?

Eligibility Requirements to Join Farm Business Incubator

  1. Complete Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture*
  2. Complete written farm business plan and production plan

OUR FARMS

Skagit County Incubator

Located in the Skagit Valley of western Washington, Viva Farms Incubator is Viva Farms’ original location. Our 33-acre home site has about 25 acres of cultivatable certified organic farmland, as well as our GAP-certified wash/pack facility. 

King County Incubator

Beginning in 2018 and in parternership with Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE), our newest location is located in the Sammamish Valley in King County on the urban fringe of the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Like our original Skagit Valley farm business incubator, the Woodinville site offers land, equipment, infrastructure and training for beginning farmers to launch independent farm businesses.  The urban incubator is comprised of smaller-scale and more intensive farming operations that reflect the location of the site and proximity to a larger urban center.

King County Incubator

Beginning in 2018 and in parternership with Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE), our newest location is located in the Sammamish Valley in King County on the urban fringe of the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Like our original Skagit Valley farm business incubator, the Woodinville site offers land, equipment, infrastructure and training for beginning farmers to launch independent farm businesses.  The urban incubator is comprised of smaller-scale and more intensive farming operations that reflect the location of the site and proximity to a larger urban center.

Skagit County Ag Park

Also located in the Skagit Valley of western WA, the Agricultural Park is our second location in Skagit County. This 45-acre certified organic farm provides incubator farmers who are or are on the verge of becoming independent commercial farmers more acreage, longer leases and the ability to scale up production.