Turn-Key Mixed Veg Opportunity on up to 1.5 fertile acres, 25 mins east of downtown Portland

Description

The farm is located on 10 acres of south facing slope above the Sandy River. For 15 years we’ve grown row crops, fruits, flowers & herbs primarily for CSA & restaurants. We’ve consistently improved our silt loam soil with annual applications of compost and cover crops. We’ve always used organic practices such as crop rotations, soil friendly tillage & equipment, drip irrigation and planting for beneficials. Due to one owner’s new (& unexpected) job, we are not able to continue at that intensive level this year. Here we are, with all the makings for a fully functional small farm and we’d love the right person to use the available .75 to 1.5 ac fields for their own operation. Access to perennial herbs and orchard fruit also possible.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

We'd like to have multiple operations fully utilizing our fertile land and ready-to-use infrastructure. We have two right now, with room for one more. We are only interested in an experienced farmer who's looking for a small-scale plug & play opportunity.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

We want to continue to care for the land and provide sustainably-grown food for our community. Either by ourselves or with compatible partners, we see this land continuing to be productive. Our farm grows very high-quality produce and is close to Portland's thriving food scene.


Current Use

Right now fields are in cover crop.


Available Water / Irrigation

We're on the public Corbett Water District, which comes off Larch Mtn. No filters needed.


Soil Type / Quality

Very fertile Mershon silt loam that we've cover cropped & composted for 15 years.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

4-20x100 irrigated hoophouses; half of 16x50 prop house with germ chamber; 27x16 pack & wash building, 12x20 cooler w/cool-bot; tool shed, tractor shed, outhouse.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Farm owner available with multiple tractors to operate spader, power harrow, seeders, cultivators, disc, chisel plow, brush mower, flail, etc. Also BCS w/implements.
Wide assortment of hand tools available.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Organic practices only.


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County: Multnomah

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 10 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: .75 to 1.5. Also, perennial herbs & orchard fruit possibly available.

Date Property is Available: March 15, 2018

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: March 19, 2018

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Herbs, Mushrooms, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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