40 acre farm for lease or partnership in Veneta OR, Lane County


Description

Seeking farmer interested in regenerative farming including livestock to lease or work collaboratively on a 40 acre farm 2 miles south of Veneta Oregon. Established fenced areas for vegetables, berries, orchards, fenced and cross fenced pastures, barn, shelters and chicken coop.  Land has been managed using beyond organic methods (not certified). We can accommodate sheep/goats/pigs/poultry for rotational grazing in paddocks and fields in particular to establish new planting areas and manage pastures.

Can accommodate tiny house or RV with electrical and water hook ups to provide for housing. Very convenient to town on territorial hwy.
Current owners both have farming backgrounds and have knowledge, tools and some equipment to run a small farm. It takes a village to tend to property and establish roots and biology in the ground. Goal is to grow local food “transparently” and have a positive impact on the land in production. We have focused on vermicomposting and permaculture at previous property.  Intend to establish plant nursery and continue raising insects and growing mushrooms. Intend to find partner that could complement our efforts by adding other crops and small livestock.

Pictures are from when property was first purchased. Can provide more pictures and videos as well and video or in person tours.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Partner with livestock farmer to introduce small scale sheep/goats to property. Mulch and add back fertility to depleted areas. Expand planted areas for production of vegetables and herbs. Apply for and open a plant nursery focused on natives and supporting new permaculture gardeners with small spaces.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Increase number and area occupied by native plants and reduce invasive species. Implement regenerative, sustainable and resilience building farming methods. Expand types of fruit trees and bushes to expand harvest across the seasons. Use heritage livestock breeds with low stocking high rotation sustainable methods.


Current Use

Previous owners had U pick, farm stand and wool sheep for meat. Operating farm in need of revitalization


Available Water / Irrigation

Well water for livestock. Roof water catchment system with storage tanks.


Soil Type / Quality

Soil test results available. 3 primary soil types on property. Details available on request. No rocks. Clay loam and acidic. Good organic content and already aerated a full of earthworms in market garden area.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Animal shelters and cross fences fields.
Hoop greenhouse (20 by 95 ft)
Small greenhouse with benches
Farm stand
50 by 50 barn suitable for tool storage and dry space


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Fields already fenced for sheep. We have flatbed trailers and tractor. We have mowers and farm tools. We have large occultation tarps and new clean cover to reskin tunnels.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

We have been adding swales and deep mulching. Soil test results available. Good organic matter content in clay soils.
Limited water availability in Summer.
Riparian area crossing the property.
Owners plan to live part time on site.


What are you doing as a landholder to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your land and in your community?

We have purchased the property 1/2 year ago. We come from an academic background and have led many teaching and outreach efforts designed to promote socioeconomic diversity in STEAM. We have mentored many students unfamiliar with academic environments. Strong believer in lifelong learning and continuous improvement. Recently completed master gardener and land stewards program. Looking forward to continuing to develop skills and knowledge. In Jackson county I have volunteered as 4H leader for over 8 years most recently as horticulture superintendent. Always consider access and inclusion specially meeting students where they are and taking them where they indicate they want to go.


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County: Lane

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 40 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 4 to 20 acres

Date Property is Available: June 1, 2024

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable, a good fit more important than dollar amount

Date when this listing was created: January 12, 2024

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Dry Farming, Season Extension, 7

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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