Couple seeking acreage to farm + housing


Land Seeker Description

Hi! We are Alli & Dylan. We are currently living on a farmstead in Lyle, WA raising sheep and chickens. We also caretake for alpacas, ducks, and a goose. We have a hobby garden that is about 1/4 acre and a greenhouse where we are starting seeds. We are looking for more acreage to tend to and be able to expand our farming practice–ideally turn it into a market garden operation. We have a dream of hosting farm dinners as well, providing farm-to-table dinners and showcasing other local farms/products.



What features of the property are essential?

water, greenhouse for starts, pasture ideal but not necessary, electricity

Describe your farming experience

Alli has been gardening since she was a kid with her grandparents. She has worked on several farms in the Portland area over the last 3 years she's been living in the PNW. She also managed a farmers market in Portland for 2.5 years.

Dylan started his farming experience on a coffee farm in Hawaii and also spent 2 years working for a lettuce farm. Having spent 10 years living on the Big Island, all of his housing situations came with extensive home gardens/fruit tending. He bought a 3 acre property on the Big Island and started a homestead of his own, planting lots of fruit trees, bananas, and flowers.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

We want to focus on growing Italian Heirloom vegetables, herbs, perennial flowers. Our goal is to host farm dinners, collaborating with other local farms and growers to showcase their local produce. We have over 15 years of restaurant/personal chef experience and want to bring those skills to the farm table.

What are your long term goals

We want to eventually buy some land of our own to tend. Eventually, we would love to have a greenhouse dedicated to hosting rotating farm dinners, highlighting local farms and chefs. We also want to grow our sheep herd and start producing fiber/meat.

Describe your housing needs

We are two people with a dog. We also have 4 chickens and 2 sheep. Ideally, we'd bring those animals with us, but can find alternative pasture for the sheep if necessary.

What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

We are both friendly, welcoming, and open-minded people. We do everything we can to make people feel included no matter what their background is. We love farmers.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Southern, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
July 1, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
April 22, 2024

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