Ashland’s Standing Stone Brewing Co. hopes to raise chickens and other livestock for meat and eggs to use at its pub.
Ashland’s Standing Stone Brewing Co. hopes to use city-owned land to raise chickens and other livestock for meat and eggs to use in cuisine at their brewpub.
The city called for proposals in May on how to use 265 acres of city-owned land that is currently being leased to a cattleman.
It has offered to pay rent of $1 per year, but also to cover $10,917 in annual Talent Irrigation District fees, Oregon Department of Forestry fire protection fees and property taxes.
Growing livestock on the land would cut into Standing Stone’s profits and would “require the substantial raising of meal prices at the restaurant to fund the development of the project,” wrote Ashland Public Works Engineering Technician Morgan Wayman, who was on the city government-assembled team that gave written evaluations of the proposal.
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