For sale 211 acre organic orchard & vegetable farm and homestead in Baker County


Description

211 acres for sale in in Eastern Oregon along a mile of Eagle Creek at the base of the Wallowa mountains with excellent water rights and a fertile silt loam soil. Sixty-four irrigated and fenced bottom-land acres with 40 acres leased for hay and 14 acres in pasture. Ten acres surrounded by 8′ deer fence was planted in 2016 to a 4oo orchard with 85 varieties of peaches, nectarines, cherries, apricots, plums, pluots, pears, apples and is designed for weekly ripening to supply local farmer’s markets. The rest of the ten acres is in vegetable, dry bean, and small grain production with a 30′ by 36′ high tunnel and a small solar-powered propagation green house. There is a large 4 bedroom, 3 bath farmhouse and a large 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house (that has been used as a second residence for an elderly family member under a “hardship permit”). Surrounding the house and guest house there are perennial flower and herb gardens and a 1/2 acre home garden with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, hazelnuts, walnuts, and permaculture plantings. The remainder of the acreage is fenced native grass hillside and riparian area bordering Eagle Creek and three irrigation ditches that run through the property.

There is also a hay storage barn, a large wood-working and machine shop, and several equipment and supply storage sheds. The main house has a walk-in daylight basement root cellar and crop processing room perfect for processing the many varieties of dry beans and Floriani red Flint corn we grow as part of our food supply which this farm supplies bountifully.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Continue to farm


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Sell to younger farmers and/or an extended family with farmer members.


Current Use

Hay, orchard, and vegetable production


Available Water / Irrigation

Excellent first water rights on 50 acres, and good second water rights on 14 additional acres.


Soil Type / Quality

Deep silt loam bottom land and some sandy, silt loam in lower hay ground.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Propagation greenhouse, 30 by 36' high tunnel, hay storage barn, a large wood-working and machine shop, and several equipment and supply storage sheds.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

All farm equipment for orchard and vegetable production is available for separate purchase, including 3-4 tractors, mowing and tillage implements, orchard sprayer and wind machine for frost protection, crop chopper. Harvest and market boxes, hauling trailers and dump trailers are also available.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

None.


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County: Baker

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 211

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 50-64 acres

Date Property is Available: March 1, 2021

Possible Business Arrangements: Sale of Land

Lease Rate / Price: $998,000

Date when this listing was created: September 11, 2020

Farming Practices

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

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Horses, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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