For Lease or Partnership: 1/4-1 Acre on Sauvie Island


This is a small parcel we’ve lived on for 6 years and hosted a small CSA on for 4. The CSA has moved on and we’re looking to find someone who can keep the beds in production and utilize the resource that’s there. Since we live and work on the property, any farmer would have to be a good fit personality wise, and thoughtful/flexible in terms of how their operation impacts our family’s personal space. We’re looking for a collaborator in terms of food production, with our side of the bargain including the land and the water, and possibly use of tools, and your side of it including time, expertise, and some vegetables.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Maintain the beds that have been broken and farmed for the past five years in productive, sustainable food production. Increase soil fertility and organic matter. Encourage beneficial insects.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Promote community and neighborhood resilience; create a collaborative of small producers who are mutually beneficial; incorporate permaculture principles and adapt production for drought tolerance and climate change.

Current Use

Orchard fruit (apples, pears, quince, cherries, plums) and berries (currants and cane)
hoophouse production of (mostly) summer vegetables
small scale annual vegetable production for personal use and preserving

Available Water / Irrigation

8-10 GPM; existing beds have supply to them and were irrigated with drip and mini-spray on timed rotation; the water straight out of the well has a lot of iron in it, but is free of nitrates and heavy metals, which we test for regularly.

Soil Type / Quality

clay loam; drip line and mini-spray; 5-8 gallons/minute

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

pole/storage barn; crop washing and refrigeration barn with limited cool room and refrigerator space

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

hand tools: digging spade and fork; hoes; broad fork; shovels; post hole digger; wheel barrow; etc.
power tools: weed whacker; blower; hedge trimmer; chain saw
tractor: 23 horsepower diesel JD 2100 with bucket, tiller, and belly mower

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

EFU zoning; Barn is an Ag. building which limits use as a workshop or public gathering space;

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County: Multnomah

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 5

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 3, about 1/4 to 1/2 acre currently in recently cultivated land, much now in cover crop and fallow

Date Property is Available: June 1, 2016

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable

Date when this listing was created: October 26, 2020

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Season Extension

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

Agriculture Types Suitable:

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced?

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes

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