I’m seeking 10+ acres of tillable land with the ability to drip irrigate, for a diverse operation that direct-markets vegetable, fruit, and nursery products.
Property must have the ability to irrigate at least 5 acres of crops through dip irrigation. Level, well-drained soils are preferred, and property should be located within an hour drive of Portland. High traffic road preferred.
I have a MS in Horticulture (weed science) and 7 years of commercial experience in the vegetable industry. I am currently employed by a fortune 500 company, conducting on-farm product development research with some of the largest vegetable growers in the country. I would like apply my background and knowledge to operate a small-mid scale mixed produce business that markets directly to consumers thru farm stands, agritourism, u-pick, restaurants, CSA, etc.
Year 1: Farm vegetable crops, build online presence, construct farm stand, plant perennial crops,
Year 2-3: Increase marketing efforts, construct hoop houses/high tunnels for season extension, add nursery business for early-season sales and traffic, add fall agritourism activities
Year 4-5: Add u-pick berries and fruit, construct event venue
Build a diverse, sustainable business that operates nearly year-around and provides the public with a locally-sourced, healthy, wholesome experience.
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