Seeking Purchase, Lease, or Partnership: 10+ Acres in North Willamette Valley


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Land Seeker Description

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.


What features of the property are essential?

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.


Describe your farming experience

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.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

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


What are your long term goals

Build a diverse, sustainable business that operates nearly year-around and provides the public with a locally-sourced, healthy, wholesome experience.


Describe your housing needs

None

Additional Land Seeker Details

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

Acreage desired:
11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
January 1, 2018

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
January 8, 2018



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