For lease: 22 acres Certified Organic land near Lebanon, OR


Certified Organic since 1985 and Certified Salmon Safe since 2010, this land has hosted Persephone Farm, LLC, a diversified fresh market vegetable operation, which will close in May 2021.  The land owner seeks folks interested in ecologically and socially conscious farming who need land, facilities, equipment and supplies for agricultural and/or conservation projects.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Folks interested in practicing ecologically and socially conscious agriculture to lease land, equipment, facilities and supplies while occasionally assisting the land owner with pasture and property management.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Folks interested in stewarding land in an ecologically and socially conscious manner engage in agriculture and/or conservation. Particular interest in leasing to indigenous people whose ancestors stewarded land in this area.

Current Use

Persephone Farm grows a variety of vegetables for fresh market sales as well as a few minor vegetable seed crops.

Available Water / Irrigation

There is a water right for the entire 22 acres. Field irrigation comes from the river while water for our greenhouse, pack shed and out buildings comes from two wells (one 10gpm, one 12 gpm)

Soil Type / Quality

class 2 clay loam, enriched by decades of aggressive cover cropping and laying hens rotational grazing. Rich in clay, holds water well.

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

25'x96' double poly prop house with inflation fan, insulation, bench heating and irrigation
30'x60' packing shed with old walk-in cooler
Vegetable washer
Wash tables
Sorting tables
Harvest boxes, tools and supplies
30'x60' covered, un-walled storage area for equipment
Walled first floor shop with carpentry and mechanics equipment, second floor community kitchen and office space

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Kubota m6040 with front end loader
Kubota m4900
Two Allis Chalmers "G" cultivating tractors
Two hydraulic discs
Roller harrow
Chisel plow
Flail mower
Lilliston cultivators
"G" cultivation toolbars (basket weeder, tine weeder, sweep and knife bars, hilling disc bars- all set for single row or three row bed top cultivation)
Pipe trailer
Irrigation pump (15hp)
Intake pipe with fish screens
3" aluminum hand line pipe
Vegetable brush washer
Various hand tools
Harvest carts
Harvest knives
Rain gear
Harvest boxes
Three box trucks
Mobile chicken coops plus assorted fencing supplies
Solar arrays
Walk-in cooler (10'x20').

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Zoned farm and forest use

What are you doing as a landholder to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your land and in your community?

Persephone Farm honors, respects, and welcomes all beings

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County: Linn

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 54

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 20

Date Property is Available: February 1, 2021

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable/rent reduction possible if leasee is willing to assist occasionally with pasture and property management

Date when this listing was created: April 21, 2023

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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