Lease/Own 15-75 Acres, Organic, buildable, high value farmland, located on State Highway-6 in Forest Grove


Located on Highway-6 near Banks, this historic farm was known as “Prune Hill”.  I acquired this beautiful property from Parson family heirs about 10 years ago, cleared most of the acreage as it had not been farmed in the last 80 years or so, planted a hazelnuts orchard (Jefferson) in about 10 acres in phase-1, purchased a John Deere 55 HP, and started the operations with big enthusiasm. Unfortunately, due to personal health/family reasons, I had to take my attention away, and currently the farming operations are quite neglected. That’s where I need your help – as a green thumb, partner, lessee or some other creative arrangement.

The land is beautiful, historic, and has tremendous potential from all angles. Little Beaver Creek (about 5 ft wide, year around water) logically divides the farm into two parts. Either side can form an excellent equestrian facility too. Otto Parson’s vintage homestead built probably 250 years ago or os, in lying gutted. Washington county will permit building owner’s homestead, and a manager’s quarters anywhere on the property. There is an animals barn with an overhead water tank and some of the hand casted valves from the 1900 still work! Two old wells on site predate the Oregon Water Master. Siemens electric water pump from 1937 reminds of the robustness of the vintage AC motor technology…. stunning sunsets, star gazing, meteor showers… it is a little paradise with its own micro climate.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Build out the basic infrastructure required for the farm operations including tube wells, septics and plantation layouts --> Seed the first crops --> Build out the owner's homestead and farm manager's quarters --> reap the first crops --> finalize the plans for the long term operations.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

A vibrant self-sustainable farm generating employment and happiness for the local community.

Current Use

10 Acres on the east side of the Little Beaver Creek in Hazelnut orchard

Available Water / Irrigation

Water master would allow two tube wells on the property; however the rights need to be reapplied.

Soil Type / Quality

See the attached soil map.

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Animal Barn
Old workshop
Mobile 20x40 Office (can be easily converted into a 2-3 bedroom home)
(Gutted) Homestead

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

JohnDeere 55HP (2700 Hours, 1997 model) with 5 foot mower, and Box Scraper
Water Tanks
Misc. equipment

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Exclusive Farm Use, Willamette Valley high value land.
No restrictions to my knowledge.

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

Exceeding/following the state and federal safety guidelines.

Locations of land listings on map are not necessarily exact. Many are located on the nearest town or city.
County: Washington

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 78.6

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 15-75

Date Property is Available: March 5, 2023

Possible Business Arrangements: Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: April 18, 2022

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, 7

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes

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