We will work with the new farmer to build up the soil profile, begin transition to organic production, and improve the ecosystem health. We'll install hedge rows to attract beneficial insects, and we'll improve drainage. We'll create an attractive retail space, and consider u-pick operations, to invite public interaction.
Our intention is to establish an organic orchard and produce farm for farm stand, and perhaps direct marketing to restaurants, CSA and/or farmers market. We envision public events and public farm access, to promote public awareness of sustainable farming practices. We expect to always include apprenticeship, internship and partnering opportunities for entry-level farmers.
We expect the property to become available in May 2016.
Currently the property is farmed as orchard. Up to 10 acres of row crop acreage could be available upon negotiation.
Irrigation well and lines are available.
Irrigation well and lines are available. Soil is Newberg fine sandy loam.
There is an existing retail farm stand with cooler and freezer available upon negotiation for shared use.
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