Seeking Acreage for Beginning Farmer


Land Seeker Description

Looking for acreage as a beginner to learn about farming and start production of heirloom garlic. Current experience is in home gardening, but want to secure small acreage to expand into farming. Long term vision is production of garlic, herbs and mushrooms. Green house would be great but not necessary.

We are not interested in spraying chemicals, managing livestock, growing grain or grass seed.

What features of the property are essential?

Ideally, a barn or place to dry the garlic, equipment would be welcome but not needed (we are looking to lease or purchase our own), certified organic or non-sprayed land, water rights or irrigation available.

Describe your farming experience

We only possess home gardening experience, though we are taking classes and networking with other farmers to grow our experience and learn more.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

We are interested in the production of heirloom garlic for retail, farm to table and seed sales. We are looking to start small and expand as we get more familiar and comfortable with the process.

What are your long term goals

Long term goals is to own a farm outright, build or live in existing house and continue producing garlic and branch out into herbs, mushroom and eventual CSA boxes or farmers market produce.

Describe your housing needs

We have our own home and do not need on-site housing. However, the option to camp for overnights would be welcome

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 a welcoming family and open to all peoples and communities.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres

Seeking land access by:
September 30, 2023

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Herbs, Mushrooms, Other

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
September 7, 2023

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