Seeking Lease//Lease to Own: 20+ acres in Hood River, Multnomah County


Land Seeker Description

Experience market vegetable farmer + Chef seeking land to cultivate for a farmers market, food hub and add value products. Would like to incorporate regenerative grazing practices: sheep, poultry in 3-5 years after gardens and orchards can be established. Looking for long term opportunities to establish multi enterprise opportunities rooted in holistically minded agriculture. No Chemicals or spraying. Ideally property will have housing, barn or storage facilities, water access – well and/irrigation pond.

What features of the property are essential?

On-site sewer, on-site private well, irrigation structure, barn/storage structures, pasture, electricity, housing unit.

Describe your farming experience

Most recently I managed a farm and property on San Juan Island, WA from 2021-2023. Focus was market vegetables, flowers, fruit and catering. We sold primarily direct to customer via our farm store and farmers market. We also sold to restaurants and local food hub. We also hosted events at business in town where we would set up a "pop up" kitchen and cook farm to table meals.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Establish a thriving market garden business and presence at farms markets and local food hub, Work with local chefs and restaurants to create standing order and anticipate seasonal needs. Grow a layer hen production, flower production. Cooking classes, farm to table catering ( I currently own a restaurant and have all needed infrustuctre to build out a kitchen on or off site), seed saving, etc. Raise pigs and rabbit for meat.

What are your long term goals

Maintain said projects, growing laterally - employment and equitable farm housing. Fruit and nut trees, add value products.

Describe your housing needs

Seeking homestead to house myself and other farm workers. Ideally multi units - 5th wheels and tent platforms

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

Yes! As a female, Latinx, daughter of immigrants - diversity, safety, equity and inclusion are essential to our holistic context.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
September 1, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
May 14, 2024

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