Partnership or Lease: No-till farming opportunity in Linn County

Description

Established pastured livestock farm is seeking an a collaborator (may be a collective or individual) to manage a no-till annual vegetable enterprise for farm-to-institution and collaborative CSA sales. In 2022, we converted 0.5 acres of pasture into no-till beds (100′ x 30″), and the area has been in cover crop since then. Farm is certified organic.

Open to profit sharing, partnership, or lease, with profit share partnership preferred.

Housing is available on-site (either in farmhouse or in vintage trailer with self-contained kitchen and bathroom). If farm managers are living on-farm then worktrade for animal chores is preferred.

Contact us for more details!


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Looking for a collective or individual to manage annual vegetable production of select crops in 2024 on forward contracts for farm-to-school and farm-to-food bank sales.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

In addition to the current commercial pastured livestock operation, establish a robust farm ecosystem with complementary enterprises including no-till annual vegetable production for farm-to-institution sales, a collaborative multi-farm CSA, cane fruits, and silvopastured tree crops. Interested in exploring incorporation as a cooperative farm.


Current Use

Certified organic and Animal-Welfare-Approved pastured livestock farm.


Available Water / Irrigation

Surface water rights to irrigate entirety of property from creek. Well water for drinking and other farm use.


Soil Type / Quality

McAlpin and Abiqua silty clay loam


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Shop space available in garage
30' x 97' barn, used primarily for current livestock operation


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

BCS 2-wheel tractor and implements
Silage tarps
Irrigation pump


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Neighboring property is an open-pollinated, organic specialty seed farm. Annual vegetable production needs to be responsive to their crop plan to prevent cross-pollination. Cut flowers and fully diversified vegetable production is not suitable for this location.


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

We recognize that we are stewarding land on Kalapuya territory. We acknowledge our settler-colonial heritage and the ways that we as farmers continue to benefit from white privilege. Structural racism and exploitation are embedded in every corner of our imperialist, capitalist society. The organic industry and local food movements have their own inequities and injustices.

We have several food equity programs built into our current farming operations, including sliding scale pricing for our CSA, grant-funded no-cost distribution through community and institutional partnerships, and and a real tax that for reparation payments.


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County: Linn

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 6 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 0.5 acres no-till annual vegetable garden, additional pasture acres.

Date Property is Available: April 1, 2024

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable. Ideal arrangement is profit share for annual vegetable production, worktrade for on-farm housing.

Date when this listing was created: February 12, 2024

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic, 7

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension

Agriculture Types Suitable: Bees, Berries, Hogs, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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