39-Acre Farm near Sandy Seeks Tenants/Collaborators


We honor that the land we steward lies in the ancestral lands of the Clackamas, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of the Siletz peoples.  

We are looking for individuals interested in regenerative farm, food and social systems to be a part of our 39-acre farm+forest collaborative located 35 miles east of Portland near Sandy, OR (https://scrumpyforestfarm.square.site and @scrumpy.farest). We are open to discussing various types of farm enterprises that could fit within the current farm operations, but a herb or flower business, mushroom operation, or additional pastured animal (chicken, duck, geese, sheep, goat, hog) enterprises would be very compatible within the current farm structure.

We anticipate available on-site housing on May 1, 2024, but could help arrange housing before that time if circumstances require it.  We’re also open to leasing land to collaborators who live off-site and come for daytime work or overnight camping as needed.

Feel free to contact me at scrumpyforestfarm@gmail.com for more information.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

By using principles of indigenous land tending, permaculture, biodynamic, organic regenerative agriculture, we hope to rebuild the ecological richness and function of the fields, pastures, forest, and wetland. We are in the establishment phase of building three integrated enterprises: raising pastured animals, building a food forest/forchard, and hosting summer campers. Farm tenants/collaborators may want to establish independent but complementary enterprises, or expand on the existing enterprises on the farm.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Long-term, we envision 2-3 households living independently in small/tiny houses, tending independent- or cooperatively-owned farm enterprises, stewarding the land, and enjoying lots of fun together. The ecosystem is flourishing with biodiversity, thriving businesses, and strong connections to our local communities.

Current Use

homestead-scale gardening, orchards, rewilding forest. see website for more information.

Available Water / Irrigation

12-acre water rights, 15 gpm pump, irrigation system established for 6 acres

Soil Type / Quality

deep, well-drained, and easily worked,
high organic matter content (12-15%)
pH of 5.5
good fungal and bacterial diversity but low abundance and activity
nutrient-poor -- low NPK, magnesium and calcium

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

workshop, storage sheds, 12'x20' greenhouse

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

24 HP Kubota tractor, small trailer, mower, rototiller

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

At 1500 feet, the farm has a relatively short growing season (approximately 150 frost-free days per year).

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

While we want to welcome everyone with open arms, we realize that our actions and physical space may create unintended barriers. We are open to conversations and learning about how we can better ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.

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County: Clackamas

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 39

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 1/4 acre+

Date Property is Available: February 1, 2024

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

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable

Date when this listing was created: January 5, 2024

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified

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

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

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes

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