Seeking to lease +/- 1 acre in mid-Willamette Valley, ideally near Corvallis, to grow nursery stock.


Land Seeker Description

Hello.  My wife and I are looking for land to relocate our small nursery.  We grow hardy perennials for farm direct sales at local farmers’ markets and garden fairs.  This has been our primary source of income for over 20 years.  It’s a job we both thoroughly enjoy and hope to continue.  The landowner of our current nursery location has new plans for his property, so we are needing to relocate.  We are looking for approximately one acre +/- in the mid-Willamette Valley.  Ideally it would be near Corvallis where we currently live, however we would consider elsewhere in the Mid-Valley.  We are not looking to set up retail sales at the property.

What features of the property are essential?

Relatively level parcel and reliable water. If land doesn't currently have the following, we would need to be allowed to add temporary ground cloth to grow containerized nursery stock on, small covered area for potting, small enclosed structure for supplies, shade cloth area and deer fence (if needed). We grow all of our perennials outdoors, so we have no need for any greenhouses.

Describe your farming experience

My wife and I both have horticulture degrees. We've been involved the field of horticulture since the early 1980's. Since 1998 we've been growing our own nursery stock for farm direct sales at local farmers' markets and garden fairs.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

To continue growing perennials for farm direct sales at local farmers' markets and garden fairs.

What are your long term goals

Same as short-term.

Describe your housing needs

We currently live in Corvallis so on-site housing is not a necessity if still in the area, but we would be willing to explore possibilities.

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

We would create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all by treating others with the same kindness and respect we would want for ourselves.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Flowers, Herbs, Nursery Stock

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, Conventional

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
September 11, 2023

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