Develop 1/4 acre vegetable farm in SW Portland

Description

We have recently moved to a home in SW Portland on 1.16 ac. and plan to dedicate a portion of the lot for farm use, growing vegetables, salad greens, herbs and berries. This includes approximately 1/4 acre for row crops with the remaining 1/4 ac. for a shed structure, washing station and perimeter plantings. The site is open and grassy, no chemicals used, has full sun on 80% of row crop area and has a 13% slope to the east. The area includes 3 established apple trees. Soil has been tested and results are available.

 


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

To collaborate with and support a local farmer in need of land, to develop a productive small farm business, producing high quality, organic produce.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

To support a local farmer in successful production of high quality, organic produce that is distributed to the community via CSA's, local restaurants, and/or markets.
Utilize sustainable farming methods and incorporate permaculture techniques when possible. To facilitate creating a successful small organic urban farm, producing delicious vegetables, herbs and berries.


Current Use

Open grass land; no chemicals used


Available Water / Irrigation

Collected rainwater and city water.


Soil Type / Quality

The soil is mapped by USDA Web Soil Survey as Cascade Urban Land Complex, which is a silt loam, somewhat poorly drained, slow to rapid runoff, slow permeability, with 20-30″ to fragipan. We do have results of soil testing available.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

We will be building a storage shed, washing station, and small covered work space


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Negotiable


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Soil is mapped by USDA Web Soil Survey as Cascade Urban Land Complex, which is a silt loam, somewhat poorly drained; slow to rapid runoff; slow permeability, with 20-30” to fragipan.


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County: Multnomah

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 1/4 acre for food production

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 1/4 acre

Date Property is Available: September 20, 2020

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

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: September 11, 2020

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: 7

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic

Agriculture Types Suitable: Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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