Looking to Purchase or Lease Property with Housing in Deschutes County for Flower Farming


Land Seeker Description

I am a flower farmer running a micro-scale urban flower farm in Bend, Oregon. I am looking for half acre or more with housing on site to live in and expand my growing operations and business.

I am open to purchasing or leasing. Ideally looking for something near Bend or Redmond.

I have been working in the horticulture industry for 12 years.

What features of the property are essential?

Reliable water source
Adequate sun exposure for flowers
Soil has not been sprayed with chemicals and/or pesticides or heavily tilled
Fully fenced property
Storage space for equipment

Ideally the property will also have a studio or space to host workshops of 10 or so and a farm stand for walk up purchases.

Describe your farming experience

My first year in business I was farming in my home landscape and selling flowers wholesale and retail. In year two I rented a small piece of property that allowed me to expand my growing space. I set up all of my own irrigation on the land. I use social media marketing to build my CSA subscriptions and I contact my retail clients directly weekly to schedule deliveries. My wholesale is done through the Central Oregon Flower Collective.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Continue to fine tune growing practices and expand on my existing services and avenues for selling:
Farmers' Markets
Flowers for Events
Individual Orders/Deliveries
On-farm sales
Wholesale to Florists

I would also like to expand into hosting workshops and having an on property farm stand as well as offering services for small events.

A hoop structure for the property for season extension and ability to grow different varieties.

Extra space for winter forcing of Tulips for early season harvest.

What are your long term goals

Adding additional hoop structures for season extension, hiring employees and continue to research and develop new sales channels.

Describe your housing needs

Ideally I'm looking for a 3 bedroom 2 bath house. I'm flexible on size but approx 1500 SF is preferred. AC is necessary.

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

All are welcome.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
October 1, 2023

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:

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

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified, Season Extension, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
September 15, 2023

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