Hood River


Description

We own 15 acres on the Hood River where we started a market farm called, Fiddle Farms. We are about 8 miles southwest of the city of Hood River. We are currently cultivating about 15,000 sq feet of annuals with additional empty space to expand, and about an acre of perennials.  We’ve put in a lot of infrastructure including a large greenhouse with electric, 7 hoop houses for season extension, irrigation, fencing, a tool shed, CoolBot, etc. In the perennial areas, we have both mature and immature fruit trees and a variety of other fruit-bearing plants including blueberry, raspberry, aronia, goji, goumi, gooseberry, Mt. Ash, plums, elderberry, apples, peaches, plums and cherries. We raise a small flock of chickens and ducks for eggs.

Other features of the property include a shaded camping area: 2 guest cabins in an alder grove, hammocks, fire pit, outdoor shower, a deck overlooking the river and a lower deck with access to the river. 

As for the living situation, the house (a 1910 dairy barn) is 6000 sq feet and was converted to livable quarters in the 70s. We live in the downstairs  area farmhouse and the upstairs area is a 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment with a kitchen and living room with separate entrance. 

Please contact us directly:  jeff@groworganics.org
check out more info and fill in an application at: https://www.groworganics.org/oregon-farm-link/


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

For the past 10 years, we have hosted wwoofers and work-traders to help on the farm. For the past few years, and especially with Covid, we have scaled back and focused on growing food for ourselves and some friends. We would like to find the right people to rent the upstairs and continue to cultivate the land. Ideally, these people would have some experience farming/gardening organically and a strong desire to make a living from the abundance that this land can provide.
We are interested in collaborating on some classes, workshops, small events that utilize our unique and beautiful location.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Once we’ve found the right fit for Fiddle Farms, we want to continue with farm projects (landscaping, remodeling, etc.) other than the primary annual food production.


Current Use

Personal garden, flower farm, market farm, homestead.


Available Water / Irrigation

On Farmers Irrigation District (https://www.fidhr.org/)


Soil Type / Quality

Soil Reports and Amendments available at: https://www.groworganics.org/portfolio/our_soil/. Also, quite a bit of leftover Dirt huggers Pre-mix available for use. Wholesale prices on future soil amendments.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Greenhouses, Hoop Houses, Raised Beds, Tool Sheds, Barn


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Hand Tools, irrigation


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

No restrictions. We are in EFU (Exclusive Farm Use) zone


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County: Hood River

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 15

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 1 to 2

Date Property is Available: August 1, 2021

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

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable. Looking to rent the apartment (2 bedroom/ 1 bath) and portion of the land to use.

Date when this listing was created: June 14, 2021

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Season Extension

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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