80 Acre Irrigated Willamette Valley Century Farm For Sale.

Description

80 acre Willamette Valley Oregon farm with premier water rights. Healthy productive silty clay loam class I II III soil types. This is a documented 5th generation Oregon Century Family Farm. Offered for  sale by owner, who wishes to retire from full time production agriculture.
Currently the farm is planted each spring to high value seasonal fruit and vegetable crops on 5-7 acres of rich silty clay loam soils. These crops are grown in our greenhouses, transplanted in our fields and ultimately sold thru our onsite farmers market during the spring ,summer, and fall  months in our hip roofed dairy barn that was built by my family in 1919. Currently 15 acres are planted in Timothy hay that is sold to local stables. 20 acres of high quality grass hay and 30 acres of lush irrigated grass-legume pasture for our own livestock needs. Remainder of land consists of large pond, big leaf maple and old growth douglas fir trees and river bottom ground , that is often used for outdoor events and family campfires.  This entire area consists of native trees and vegetation set aside to form natural riparian areas for wildlife and conservation purposes.
Throughout the generations our family has grown a wide variety of crops from peaches, nectarines, apples, cherries, pears, plums, hazelnuts, walnuts,  mint, nursery stock, specialty seed crops, row crops, all manner  of fruits and vegetables ranging from  asparagus to zucchini, all manner of grains, fields of Dutch iris and asiatic lilies for bulb and cut flower markets, various kinds of livestock from dairy and beef cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and poultry for both commercial meat and egg sales.
This farm has a maximum carrying capacity of 55-60 cow /calf pairs year around with intensive rotational grazing. This farm is also capable of producing up to 55 -60 acres of high value fresh market fruits and vegetables for wholesale, retail, and or cannery markets. Or any combination of crops and livestock within these production parameters.
Improvements include…..A very well built newer 75 x 96 free span pole barn with a generous psi amount of concrete floor  and curbing which adjoins 75 x 40 cement storage containment facility  with cement floor and 7 ft high cement containment walls for  silage and or manure handling and storage. The classic 1919 hip roof dairy barn with large walk-in cooler is used as our on site farmers market and country store my Grandparents started in 1930’s. A 30 x 96 and a 15 x 48 greenhouse(s) for our  organic produce starter plants for the 7 acre truck garden. The Home is a 1921 3 bedroom 1 bath 2000 sq ft craftsman home with good bones but in need of some attention and modern updates. Also a functional small two story 1880’s bunkhouse- shop  built by my Great Great Grandfather. Electrical power includes both  single phase and three phase power, farm has both community and domestic water supplies. Property access is from paved county rd and very close to all needed services and goods.
Property is located in rural Polk County, Independence Oregon and is located 7.5 miles or  approx 10 -12 minute drive to the Capitol in Salem, Oregon…. We are 49 miles /approx 1 hour drive West to the Pacific Ocean at Lincoln City …. or 52 miles / 1 hour drive  North to Portland.  Farm is 71 miles / 1 hour 20 minutes  South to Eugene, Oregon. Ski areas include Mt Hood, Mt Bachelor, Hoodoo, all less than 2 hours from the farm. Hunting and fishing  and all manner of other outdoor activities are extraordinary. Local world class award winning vineyards are numerous and easily excess able for wine tasting and onsite wine purchases . Farm is located in the maritime northwest climate classification zone. Known for a moderate to mild winter climate with little to no snow most years. Early wet mild spring temperatures with a long frost free growing season and hot dry summers.   Highly acclaimed universities and state colleges all within short easy commutes from property. Excellent medical facilities within minutes in any direction.
This property has a  certificated senior water right in good standing and without dispute with the State of Oregons Dept of Water Resources. 1927 priority date with 340 gpm allocated on 64 acres at 2.5 acre feet of water per acre /per year. This water right is pure gold and ensures you more than enough water for any crop you could possibly want to grow.  Irrigation water is pumped by a 25/50 hp centrifugal pump directly from the river that forms the northern boundary of the farm. Buried 6 inch supply lines carry water from the pump to 4 inch risers placed throughout the property. In over 100 years of intensive irrigating our crops and grazing land we have never lacked for water, nor have we ever been shut off by the State of Oregon Dept of Water Resources. I am unaware of any farms  that can make that claim within this watershed.
These senior water rights alone are worth far more than the combined value of the land and improvements.  The water rights, coupled with good rich diverse soil types allows for a wide diversity of high value crops that can be grown by few others in our area.  Which in turn make this property far more productive and lucrative  than many neighboring farms three or four times it’s size. Exclusive Farm Use ( EFU) zoning of property ensures very low property taxes and a guaranteed  “Right To Farm” protection under Oregon State law. The “Grandfathered” continuous use of the onsite farmers market adds even more value and income potential to this one of a kind offering . Simply a one of a kind offering, that has potential for great ROI and is a superior long term investment property for future resale or  long term family estate located in the heart of the Willamette Valley in the PNW. Sale Price is $1,755,000 Firm.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Farming and living off the land as we have done for past 102 years


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

See that it continues to be farmed when we pass the baton.


Current Use

Listed in add.


Available Water / Irrigation

Full Description Listed in Ad.


Soil Type / Quality

Listed in add.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Listed in add....sale does not include shipping containers or other non property taxed items such as portable chicken house or duck hunting blind, porta pots..... etc.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Irrigation equipment and misc other farm equipment and tools if needed/ wanted by new the owner can be sold on separate contract pending finalized land sale contract


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

EFU zone ensures right to farm by law in Oregon.


Locations of land listings on map are not necessarily exact. Many are located on the nearest town or city.
County: Polk

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 80.5

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 65 plus farmable current. ..possible 70 acres.

Date Property is Available: February 15, 2021

Possible Business Arrangements: Sale of Land

Lease Rate / Price: Listed in add

Date when this listing was created: December 7, 2020

Farming Practices

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

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, 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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