For Sale: 10 acres Biodiverse, Regenerative Farm in Deschutes County


Description

For Sale by Owner:

10 acres, with 8 acres senior irrigation rights. 2-story 3BR, 2 Bath Farmhouse w covered porch, large, fenced yard with mature shade trees and flowering shrubs in the pastoral community of Alfalfa. BLM, Reynolds Pond, and The Badlands Wilderness are right down the road, offering endless miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The farm has been a biodiverse, commercial cut-flower, vegetable, fruit, and livestock farm and organically managed for 15 years using regenerative practices: no-spray, cover cropping, no till, composting, pasture rotation. Perennial crops include raspberries, rhubarb, asparagus, and apples. 4 large greenhouses, one in raspberry production with 4 varieties. Established windbreak and pollinator habitats. 5 Pastures with sheds, automatic, heated Nelson waterers. Pastures are fenced and cross-fenced with 5’ horse and livestock-safe, post and rail with no-climb 2×4 wire. Drylot with loafing shed. 4-stall barn with stall mats, mangers, Nelson waterers, tackroom, and hay storage. Chicken coop with outdoor, caged run and pasture access. Pig shed, run and covered pig feeding station. History of Animal Welfare Approved certification for dairy goats, laying hens, and pigs – all livestock pastures and facilities are AWA-compliant. Large equipment/hay shed. Vegetable packing shed with Coolbot walkin cooler system, covered outdoor wash station, Indoor grow room and attached propagation greenhouse.

Appraised at 1.2 million in February 2024.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

I would like to sell the property in April, 2024


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

My hope is to find an experienced and passionate farmer/s, committed to regenerative practices who would be able to productively use and appreciate the fertile cropland and pastures and continue the farm's legacy of biodiversity, high animal welfare practices, and sustainability.


Current Use

Organically managed for 15 years - Vegetable, Fruit, and Cut flower crops, Perennials and Annuals, no till, cover crops, Laying Hens, Heritage Pigs, Dairy Goats, Horses, Bees.


Available Water / Irrigation

8 Acres COID Irrigation
Share well with seller's adjacent farm


Soil Type / Quality

10 years of amendments with compost, cover-cropping and organic fertilizers


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Wash Station, Prop House and attached grow room and pack station with Walkin Coolbot cooler, AWA compliant Goat barn (with tackroom and hay storage), Chicken Coop, Pig shed and feeding station. 4 Large greenhouses. Pastures fenced and cross-fenced with livestock and horse-safe, 5' post and rail with 2x4 no-climb wire. 3 Large loafing sheds. Equipment Shed.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Submersible, high-efficiency irrigation pump and all underground, automated irrigation. 3 irrigation clocks. Irrigation BCS tiller, silage tarps, ground cloth, assorted tools, Hoegger dual-belly milking machine, Goat-milking stands.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

No Cannabis/Hemp or other monocultures


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

I have always been committed to a safe and welcoming environment for all people


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County: Deschutes

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 10

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 8 acres irrigated

Date Property is Available: April 1, 2024

Possible Business Arrangements: Sale of Land

Lease Rate / Price: Appraised at 1.2 Million in February 2024.

Date when this listing was created: August 23, 2023

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Season Extension

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, 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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