Seeking Partnership/Lease: 10-20 acres in Multnomah/Clackamas


Land Seeker Description

We are Commoner Farms. We are Harvey, Einar, and Anya, three first generation farmers who are passionate about local meat production and the positive effects that proper grazing management can have on our environment. You can see our website at

We produce rabbit meat for restaurants and home cooks. Rabbit meat is significant to many communities in the US, yet is underrepresented in local meat production. We aim to responsibly scale our production to offer this product to a wider audience.

In addition to rabbit meat for humans, we sell dog treats and plant fertilizer, aiming to utilize all parts of the rabbit production process.

We also raise goats and offer brush removal services in the Portland metro area. We have a small herd of goats and want to give them a homebase for when they are not on brush removal jobs.

We are looking for at least 10 acres of pasture to raise rabbits and graze/browse our goats on. We require water access, though we are willing to develop infrastructure depending on the situation. We also need a space to park our livestock trailer. Hope to hear from you!

What features of the property are essential?

Water access, pasture, area to park livestock trailer

Describe your farming experience

Einar has four years of grazing management and animal husbandry experience, as well as one year of crop production. He is passionate about grassland management and biodiversity. He is also a skilled mechanic.

Harvey grew up in rural Ohio farmland & has worked as a professional gardener & landscaper. They have raised rabbits since 2022. They interned at Sweet Delilah Flower Farm, volunteered with Kindness Farm, & frequently attend farm days on various farm projects like Phototaxis and Flying Dogheart. They’ve grown their own food seasonally for 12 years, currently on a 1/2 acre in SE Portland.

Anya has two years experience as a hog farmer, as well as two years in intensive vegetable production. The past four years she has learned the business of meat rabbit production.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

We aim to increase our rabbit production to 500 rabbits per year. We may also choose to raise poultry during this time in the interest of developing cash flow. We want to standardize our production processes and find ways to measure and improve our processes. We will be at a farmers market and develop our wholesale and direct to consumer efforts during this time as well.
On the land we intend to assess the state of the soil and on farm infrastructure, plan our grazing, and improve biodiversity through targeted disturbance and rest.

What are your long term goals

Over the next 5 to 10 years we aim to develop and maintain soil and ecosystem health, increase stocking rates with improved forage, and develop our capacity to feed our livestock using on-farm sources. We aim to establish ourselves as a reliable, responsible source of meat in the Portland area.

Describe your housing needs

We do not require housing.

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

It is important to us that our work addresses the ways that US agriculture and land use policy is/was used to rationalize the mistreatment of black and brown people. We want our presence on the land to support the development of communities based in thoughtful, meaningful, material relationships.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Portland Area

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

Seeking land access by:
March 15, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Cattle, Hogs, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
March 5, 2024

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