Fresh water, wild edibles, organic fields


Situated in beautiful Birkenfeld, OR. An hour and half from Portland 45 minutes from the beach, Vernonia, and Clatskanie you will love the privacy and small community of tiny little Birkenfeld! This property has been owned by the same family for over 100 years and the home built by the original settlers to the area is the home still on the property. Not recommended for living purposes as it is in need of serious repairs. There is approximately 15 acres of farmable fields that have never been treated with anything other than manure in the production of hay. There is also 2 fresh water streams one originates on the property and the other is a known small creek that leads into the Nehalem River. Fishing and hunting have both been successful on this 80 plus acres. Aside from the 15 acres of ready to plant fields there are approximately 60 acres of forests complete with wild edibles including some beautiful Chantelle mushrooms and huckleberry bushes. For rent as the the fields only or as a complete lot. Historically the house and property has relied on a gravity fed system of fresh spring water collection and below ground storage with gravity fed piping to the home and barn for water supply, however, there are 2 wells on the property that a previous renter had used approximately 50 years ago that would need to be reestablished for use. The house has a septic system in place and is set up for both electrical and internet services. The fields are more than 70% fenced in already but there are spots that will need maintenance. Wildflowers in abundance. Wild crabapple trees in the forest. A shop that would need to be cleaned out in on the property as well. Willing to work with the right renter on whatever agreement we can come to that is best for all parties. Property has currently been unused the last 7+ years and I would like to see it making someone happy. Please reach out with any questions. Thank you

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

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Current Use


Available Water / Irrigation

Property has water rights. Access and use will need to be discussed and planned on a case by case basis

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

Woman owner, willing to help in any way I can to ensure safety and equality for any renter especially traditionally marginalized populations.

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County: Columbia

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 85

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 15

Date Property is Available: April 13, 2024

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Negociable

Date when this listing was created: April 15, 2024

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified

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, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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