For Lease: 1-50 Certified Organic acres in Sandy, OR | OPEN HOUSE MAR 19th 12-2


Spirit in the Sky Farmers Cooperative ( originated from the original Eclectic Institute farm.

Founded in the early 1990s, the farm was purchased by Dr. Ed Alstat with the intent to provide sustainably grown herbs for Eclectic Institute’s botanical preparations. The farm sustained Eclectic Institute’s raw material needs for 30 years.

When Dr. Alstat passed, the farm was handed to his three children, Nick, Katy & Bobby.

This trio of Alstats have chosen to convert the farm to an Oregon Tilth Certified Farmers Cooperative, providing land resources to farmers graduating from Farm Incubator Programs.  This decision was made to honor their father’s dream of maintaining sustainable land for growing healthy crops.

We have three Farmers committed for Spring 2023- but are looking to lease as little as .5 acres all the way up to 50.

Plot sizes are negotiable as are housing arrangements.

Please join us on March 19, 2022 12-2 for an Open House. We will be taking applications at that time.

Please RSVP | 503.956.2227 for more information and the address.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Attract more farmers!

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Offer long-term leases to farmers (up to 25 years)
Create a farming community
Develop a Tiny Home cluster

Current Use

As a farm - current cover crop Crimson Clover/Oat mix

Available Water / Irrigation

2 wells with water rights

Soil Type / Quality


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Row Greenhouse
Poultry Yard
Community Garden
Historic Barn
4 Bed 2 Bath House
Potting shed

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

We are short on equipment at this time - current mowing/tilling is being hired out.

The land will be tilled and ready to farm by March of 2023

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production


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

Offering land on a long-term lease to farmers graduating from Farm Incubator Programs. Encourage people of color and generally marginalized populations to take advantage of this offering.

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

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 90

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 1-5

Date Property is Available: February 1, 2023

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash

Lease Rate / Price: $200 per acre - first 3 years.

Date when this listing was created: February 10, 2023

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes

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