Young Farmer Seeks Land to Live On and Run Market Garden


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Land Seeker Description

I’m a single, 37 year old male currently living and working on a small scale market garden in Sunny Valley, OR.  I’ve spent the last 4 years traveling and visiting farms of all kinds and have discovered my interest in country living.   My top priority now is to find some land where I can develop a small market garden and make an income doing it.  I have a camper van but would like to find a place where I could build a cob/tiny house and put some roots down.  I’m looking for a place with good sunlight and access to water. Southern exposure on a gentle slope is ideal.  Rural area is preferred but needs to have access to a market. Land with a river/creek/brook/spring/pond is a plus.  Fencing is a plus as are any existing outbuildings/barns.  I would like to raise ducks or chickens and would consider hogs or a cow as well.   When I’m not working I like to dedicate time for reading, meditating, and guitar.


What features of the property are essential?

Water, good sunlight, partly wooded areas, animal friendly,


Describe your farming experience

Most of my farming experience has come from working on 2 market gardens as an intern. I have also spent a lot of time on various farms and ranches as a volunteer through the WOOF programs in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Oregon, Washington and California.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Year one goals:
MARKET GARDEN
Determine best place for market garden
Ensure appropriate fencing and irrigation is in place
Create garden plan
Determine crops for Fall/winter garden
Create name and logo for business
Decide on which Farmer's Market to attend
Compile tools, equipment, materials
Determine where a post harvest station/washroom will be
Create a culinary herb spiral

HOUSING
Temporary housing will be my campervan
Tiny house by winter
Tiny house will be off-grid, on trailer
Beging assessing land for best site for a cob studio to be built in year 2~3


What are your long term goals

Establish Market Garden and presence at Farmer's Market
CSA program
Animals
Restaurant sales
Create an educational outreach program


Describe your housing needs

I own a camper-van so am able to live out of it temporarily until I build a cob/tiny house.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, 5, South Willamette Valley, Southern

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

Seeking land access by:
July 1, 2018

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Berries, Cattle, Hogs, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, 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, Season Extension

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
June 16, 2018



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