For lease – approx 20 acres in Bend Oregon


Description

Windflower Farm in Bend, Oregon is seeking an eager, reliable farm manager/caretaker or farm lease situation to manage our 20-acre bio-diverse, sustainable farm. We grow crops for the top chefs in Bend, have a thriving cut-flower operation, and have AWA (Animal Welfare Approved) dairy goats and laying hens. Land sharing options, greenhouse space, irrigated farmland, pets and horse boarding negotiable. Horse experience is a plus. Charming 3 BR, 2 full-bath farmhouse with hot tub and gracious fenced yard. Flexible terms. 3,000/mo or work/trade options. Minimum term one year lease. Please email gigi@windflowerfarmbend.com


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

To find a talented, ambitious, organized and hard-working farmer/manager who will continue farm operations and maintain quality standards for our loyal clientele. Or a committed, experienced farmer interested in developing their own farm business on the property and working out a longterm situation.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

To find someone who might share my vision of the farm as a healthy, happy place for plants, humans, and animals who all contribute to a vibrant farm ecology. To create a model for small-scale sustainable farming in our region. To explore and implement Agri-tourism and educational opportunities for the farm.


Current Use

Commercial vegetable, fruit, herb, cut flower farm and AWA (Animal Welfare Approved) dairy goats, laying hens.


Available Water / Irrigation

16 acres irrigation rights w COID + well


Soil Type / Quality

Fertile with over thirteen years of organic amendments


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Loafing sheds in each of 4 pastures. Heated Grow Room with seeding carts, Propogation house, Chicken and Goat barn. 6 large greenhouses, Packing/Wash shed with Coolbot walk-in cooler.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

JD 3320 tractor w front loader, mowing deck, fork, tiller etc, BCS walk behind tiller, Mantis tiller, Kubota riding mower, Jang Seeder, Earthway Seeder, Sileage tarps, row cover, plastic mulch, shade cloth, etc


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County: Deschutes

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 20 acres.

Acreage Available to Landseeker: Negotiable. Approx 4 acres in cultivation w heated grow room, propogation house, packing shed, walk-in coolbot cooler and 6 large greenhouses plus 1 caterpillar. Options for pastures and loafing sheds.

Date Property is Available: November 1, 2018

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Lease Rate / Price: Flexible terms - $3,000. or negotiable

Date when this listing was created: July 8, 2016

Farming Practices

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

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, Mushrooms, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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