We operate a 52-acre certified organic farm in Union, Oregon. Our annual rainfall is usually between 10 and 12 inches per year. We are in the Grande Ronde Valley, surrounded by mountains and sage brush covered hills. The primary agricultural products in our area are wheat, hay and cattle. Winters can be very cold, windy and wet; summers are hot and dry. Our house is inside the city limits so we have city water; our agricultural land is irrigated with creek water. Please look at our website for pictures and links to other places in the county www.dorasgarden.com.
We are an elderly couple who do not have children who want to farm with us, or after us. We would like to find a younger farmer, farming couple, or farming family to lease our farm. We would like to restore and stay in the farmhouse in summer months.
I want the farm to remain a sustainable, small family farm as long as humanity occupies Earth. The farm will be owned by our daughter, who does not express an interest in farming. The lease should contain a right-of-first-refusal so that the tenant has the opportunity to purchase the farm for his/her future generations. I would like to restore the old farmhouse so it could be a seasonal bed and breakfast that our son and daughter could stay in occasionally.
Field will undergo biofumigation in 2019. Garden is ready for 2019 planing.
We have city water in the house and at outdoor produce sink. The 45-acre field and the half acre garden have irrigation water from Catherine Creek and Little Creek.
deep valley floor topsoil with streaks of clay
secure poultry housing, garage with four open bays, storage shed, unheated bunk house with two sets of bunk beds, outhouse with composting toilet; wood-working shop; outdoor clothes line; outdoor produce wash table; small farm stand in front yard of house; old farmhouse; shade solar panel structure for drying and dining; small cottage available November 2019
Full size Massey Ferguson tractor; small John Deere tractor with bucket; small manure spreader, small tiller, small mulching mower, full-size spring-tooth tiller; additional antique farm equipment needing major reconditioning, air compressor; electric log splitter; mechanics' tools, wood-working tools, numerous hand tools
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