For lease: 1-Acre established Market Garden in Bend, Oregon


We have to step back from commercial farming. For lease for 2022 season:
1-acre organically farmed ground in Bend, Oregon. Includes 4 high tunnels (2x 70’x30′ semi-gable with roll-up sides (1 has double plastic with blower), 1 80’x20′ quonset with exhaust fan and 1 100’x14′ caterpillar). All beds are set up with drip tape. Water is supplied by senior water right irrigation district into 1-acre irrigation pond.
160′ of mixed raspberry plantings; 300′ of 1st year strawberries; 300′ of 1st year asparagus;
Tool shed with wide array of hand tools including Jang 1-row seeder, remaining soil amendments from 2021 season are included.
Tenant will have to have mobile cold storage and will have to set-up shaded washing station near tool shed to separate farm from homesite.
Lease terms are negotiable but will include trial 1-year with option to extend long-term. Our goal is to cover most of our associated costs (power, water and taxes).
Ideal tenant is an experienced high-desert or short growing season farmer. Living quarters are not included (no RV parking on-farm) and farmer(s) must be able to procure sustainable living situation close to farm. Farm is on Bend city limits, but Bend is a high housing cost city. In addition to a growing population, Bend has a strong tourism industry. Currently there are two farmers markets in Bend, many great restaurants and several regional markets as well. Serious inquiries only please.
See Facebook ad for pictures of farm

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Keep the market garden going and establish new markets

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Continue to be farmed as a market garden for Bend

Current Use

Currently an established market garden

Soil Type / Quality

Amended sandy loam; 5%+ SOM

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

4 high tunnels (see Facebook ad)

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

hand tools; irrigation equipment; Jang seeder

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County: Deschutes

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 5

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 1-2

Date Property is Available:

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Partnership

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: July 27, 2021

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Season Extension

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Nursery Stock, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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