Free/Profit Share: 2/3 acre in Forest Grove

Description

I have roughly 2/3 of an acre zoned farmland, inside Forest Grove city limits. Un-tested (but the math checks out) drip irrigation via 2000 gallon tank, filled periodically via natural spring on property. Also suitable for dryland farming.

Looking for someone with the vision and DIY skills to help develop this land into something productive. Organic farms on 2 of 3 sides, so I would like to keep it no-spray if not organic. I’m not charging rent, but aside from the water tank there is no infrastructure in place so setting up irrigation, washing station, etc would be on your own dime. And I would like a (negotiable) cut of any profits, and reserve the right to renegotiate every year.

There is another 1/3 acre (not zoned farmland but arable), and a pole barn with plenty of space across the street. No housing, but an old farmhouse in decent condition offers an indoor bathroom and place to get out of the weather if necessary.

 


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

This farmland came as part of a larger (6 acres) property that is my residence. I have a day job so no time to work it myself. I'm struggling just to keep up with the blackberries! I tried a couple honey bee colonies this year, but they both failed. I'll try again next year.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

I might like to transition into farming it myself but not for quite a few years, and if I found the right arrangement with someone else that could easily change my mind.


Current Use

Vacant in 2019.
Dryland tomatos in 2018


Available Water / Irrigation

Spring fed, no rights but the spring has been the only water supply for the old/original home on the property for almost a century. A garden hose from the house fills a 2000 gallon tank, which should be sufficient pressure to run drip irrigation.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Two bay pole barn, old farm house.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Brush cutter for keeping the blackberries back, and that's about it.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

I suppose the water situation is the biggest risk. I have faith in the spring, but I also have a strong well that feeds the main residence so there are backup options in the case of the spring failing. In any case it's best suited for drip irrigation.


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County: Washington

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 6

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 2/3

Date Property is Available: December 10, 2019

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: 0

Date when this listing was created: December 4, 2019

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Dry Farming

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Nursery Stock, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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