For Creative Opportunities/Partnership: 60 acres with house, barn in Salem area


My and I came to Salem from Beijing two years ago and bought a 60-acre flat land nearby. This land is ten minutes from Salem and one hour from Portland. It has a 1800sqft three-bedroom house and a 4000sqft barn, it has been powered and connected to the fiber internet network.

The land has water rights priority to the 1950s. There are currently two wells, the smaller one for water supply to the house and the main one for irrigation (this well has been replaced with new equipment and designed for 160 gallons per minute, the main water right is also derived from this well). There is also a small creek flowing through the land, dividing the land into two parts, though the creek has very low water flow during the summer.

The land was leased to a nearby dairy in the past. Fortunately, the dairy has been certified organically, so the land does not need a conversion period. It has obtained organic certification from Oregon Tilth after I recovered this land from the dairy.

At present, 3 acres of land has been laid out for vegetable gardens, irrigation water pipes have been laid underground, and 198 100ft raised beds have been built on 11 of 16 plots, the other 5 plots are only plowed. Most of the other land is still idle, and we have a few sheep and a few chickens, which occupy a little land.

Most of the facilities and tools needed for the farm are in place, including an 18*100ft simple greenhouse (according to a tutorial on youtube), six 14*100 moveable hoop houses brought from farmer’s friend, BCS tractors and accessories, an electric cart, hand tools, and organic seeds. A big cooler has been set up in the garage, and the vegetable washing equipment will also be set in the garage, which is not yet completed.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Build a market garden of Jean-Martin style. Smaller planting area, diversified and more profitable varieties, as long as possible planting season, direct sales to the market

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Pursue more diversity and connect more people

Current Use

3 acres of land was developed and the raised bed was built.

Available Water / Irrigation

A well, designed for 160 gallons per minute

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

A 1800sqft three-bedroom house and a 4000sqft barn. An 18*100ft simple greenhouse (according to a tutorial on youtube), six 14*100 moveable hoop houses

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

BCS tractors and accessories, an electric cart, hand tools

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

EFU zone. The land has water right for 60 acres.

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County: Marion

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 60

Acreage Available to Landseeker:

Date Property is Available: October 6, 2019

Possible Business Arrangements: Partnership, Other

Date when this listing was created: September 23, 2019

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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