Lease, 52 certified organic acres in Union, OR


Description

We operate a 52-acre certified organic farm in Union, Oregon. Our annual rainfall is usually between 10 and 12 inches per year. We are in the Grande Ronde Valley, surrounded by mountains and sage brush covered hills. The primary agricultural products in our area are wheat, hay and cattle. Winters can be very cold, windy and wet; summers are hot and dry. Our house is inside the city limits so we have city water; our agricultural land is irrigated with creek water. Please look at our website for pictures and links to other places in the county www.dorasgarden.com.

 


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

We are an elderly couple who do not have children who want to farm with us, or after us. We would like to find a younger farmer, farming couple, or farming family to lease our farm. We would like to restore and stay in the farmhouse in summer months.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

I want the farm to remain a sustainable, small family farm as long as humanity occupies Earth. The farm will be owned by our daughter, who does not express an interest in farming. The lease should contain a right-of-first-refusal so that the tenant has the opportunity to purchase the farm for his/her future generations. I would like to restore the old farmhouse so it could be a seasonal bed and breakfast that our son and daughter could stay in occasionally.


Current Use

Field will undergo biofumigation in 2019. Garden is ready for 2019 planing.


Available Water / Irrigation

We have city water in the house and at outdoor produce sink. The 45-acre field and the half acre garden have irrigation water from Catherine Creek and Little Creek.


Soil Type / Quality

deep valley floor topsoil with streaks of clay


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

secure poultry housing, garage with four open bays, storage shed, unheated bunk house with two sets of bunk beds, outhouse with composting toilet; wood-working shop; outdoor clothes line; outdoor produce wash table; small farm stand in front yard of house; old farmhouse; shade solar panel structure for drying and dining; small cottage available November 2019


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Full size Massey Ferguson tractor; small John Deere tractor with bucket; small manure spreader, small tiller, small mulching mower, full-size spring-tooth tiller; additional antique farm equipment needing major reconditioning, air compressor; electric log splitter; mechanics' tools, wood-working tools, numerous hand tools


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County: Union

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: Approximately 52 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: Approximately 47 acres

Date Property is Available: March 5, 2019

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease with option to purchase

Lease Rate / Price: Lease rate during the first year will be in sweat equity rather than cash. Lease rate in subsequent years is negotiable.

Date when this listing was created: June 19, 2017

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic,

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, 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? Yes


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