2-5 acres, non-certified organic tilth, pasture, water rights, near Vernonia, OR, Trade or Lease

Description

We have several acres of pasture, several acres of arable farmland, and several acres of potential grazing bordering the Nehalem River.  We have had about 1/2 acre in vegetable production for the last three seasons.  There is an approximately 250 sq. ft established berry patch.  Beautiful soil.  Non-certified organic practices since we’ve been here, was not farmed previously.  There is a roughly 200 sq. ft unheated greenhouse adjacent to existing beds and two 70 sq. ft. solid chicken coops (currently house 6 ducks and 8 chickens).  Looking for (ideally) a team of experienced farmers with the knowledge, drive, and tools to do a small csa or market garden.  Livestock potential as well.  Pasture management knowledge a huge plus.  We do not own a tractor.  Have had a very succesful home scale garden (with alot extra), but would really like to see the land utilized more efficiently and hopefully learn a few things by watching.  I have some very basic self-taught farming experience, but as a new mother also in grad school (husband is welder/carpenter), just not able to put in the work required to also do a farm business. Profit is yours, mainly just would really like to see the land in sustainable production and learn some things in the process.   We are 45 minutes from downtown Portland, about 35-40 minutes from Hillsboro and/or Forest Grove.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

sustainable small farm production for 1-3 years


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Self-sufficient as possible homestead for growing family with small cut flower business and site for first generation of equine-therapy program.


Current Use

Hobby farm- Home garden, ducks and chickens, pleasure horse


Available Water / Irrigation

Well and river water rights


Soil Type / Quality

loam. Hasn't been tested. Low impact, crop rotation since we've had small home garden. It's really nice soil.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

2 stall barn with hay storage negotiable, shop space negotiable, unheated greenhouse (basically large 200 sq ft hoop house), no tool shed currently at farm/garden site.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Hand tools only, unheated greenhouse.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Water logistics, but ample water for 2 acre veg. production and/or small scale livestock.


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County: Columbia

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 8.5

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 2-5

Date Property is Available: February 1, 2019

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable

Date when this listing was created: November 29, 2018

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified,

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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