Ideally, a tenant would have horse experience as my hope is to find someone who could caretake the entire farm, including my small horse herd so that I can travel. There is room on the farm for 1 or 2 tenant-owned horses. This is hoped-for, but not a requirement.
As I'm getting older and hoping to recover former careers in painting and writing, I'm seeking to mentor farmers who could ultimately take over the management of the farm or could use the experience here as a stepping stone to owning their own farm.
To find a sympatico partnership with an emerging farmer or farmers who would like to carry on Windflower's reputation for top-quality product and sustainable, socially-responsible practices.
Windflower Farm, is a bio-diverse 20-acre farm located just 15 miles East of Bend. We are dedicated to growing gourmet-quality vegetables, fruits and herbs, and flowers. Our animals provide fertility that is carefully composted on-sight. Greenhouses, windbreaks and rock walls increase radiant warmth for tender seedlings and extend the productive season. Crop rotation, cover crops, and the planting of flowers that attract beneficial insects ensure a healthy and vibrant ecosystem.
We sell produce direct to the consumer through our CSA, our distributor, Agricultural Connections, and also have longstanding and reliable relationships with some top chefs in Bend. We sell weekly cut flower bouquets through a CSA, to Newport Ave. Market, and to clients seeking sustainable, local flowers for weddings and events.
All of our livestock is raised on organically-managed pastures and is certified AWA (Animal Welfare Approved). We offer farm-fresh eggs, Registered ADGA Alpine goats, goat milk, goat meat, and heritage breeding pigs and pork.
We use only sustainable practices, no chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. We are committed to making Windflower Farm a regional model for ecologically and ethically sound, bio-diverse, farm-to-table agriculture.
Irrigation season typically lasts from April through mid-October. All pastures and gardens have underground, automated systems. The vegetable gardens and greenhouses have a mix of overhead and drip.
We own 16 acres of senior water rights through Central Oregon Irrigation District. The soil for our row crops has been amended with our home-grown compost and organic fertilizer, as well as cover crops, for 10years and is nutrient dense with a sandy substrate, which allows for excellent drainage and easy weeding. Irrigation season typically lasts from April through mid-October. All pastures and gardens have underground, automated systems. The vegetable gardens and greenhouses have a mix of overhead and drip.
4 large greenhouses. Loafing Sheds, Pig and Goat facilities, Chicken coops, Horse Stable and horse arena, Animal and hay barns, post and rail, woven-wire fencing. 3 BR, 2 BA rental house.
JD 3320 Tractor w loader, harrow, aerator, tiller, arenavator, manure spreader, C-Tine cultivator. BCS walk-behind tiller. Mantis tiller. Hand tools.
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