Rent / Lease / Purchase: 10 Acres in Gales Creek, OR ; Washington County


Known as “Prune Hill” this 10 + Acres in Gales Creek Valley has a long history as a major prune farm called Parson Prune.  The prune trees have long gone the last part of the orchard now is home to a 3000 sq. ft. Canadian commercial square steel grade greenhouse 30′ x 100′ with in-ground irrigation in and out of house, commercial grade shade cloth, new plastic cover, drain and gravel base;  A beautiful turn of the century Ships Hull barn with Portland Cement block base and massive steam bent beamed ceiling, hay stall & door with pulley that works & original inventory of prune drying racks; a 2013 new electrical panel on main floor.

No chemicals for over 20 years – easy for organic certification; kept clean with mowing and mechanical extraction for 19 years.

Is prime for small farm / nursery production / vineyard / orchard.

Looking for current or future Ag Ops who want to start or expand their operation by renting / leasing or purchasing entire property ( if purchasing original Victorian House and Garage / Workshop must be included as a whole along with acreage ).

Has well access and irrigation is permitted but is limited in volume;  New 2013 300 amp electrical underground to all buildings.  Property location has easy access to roads Hwy 6 (Wilson River Highway) and Parson Road; only 25 minutes to Portland and other cities yet in the heart of Oregon wine country. Neighbors range from Apoloni Vineyards to the North and other wineries like David Hill to the South also many Christmas tree and hazelnut growers too.


Victorian Cross Style Farm House built by Otto S Parson

Two Stories plus full basement

Closed-in SunPorch, Deck, Front Porch

High Ceilings, Five Bedrooms, One Full Bath

Separate Kitchen w/water osmosis system for drinking and refrigerator, Dining, Living Room

New Central Heating & Cooling and new ducting throughout

New Electrical Panel in the basement, newer Plumbing, newer Septic

Secure Water System, Kit.Sink has Osmosis H2O

Finished Fir Floors in LR, DR, Foyer, Landing, Etc. 

Dining has Original Built in Cupboards and deck access door

Large Double Hung Windows all operate



Original Ships Hull Barn with new Electrical service panel

In ground electrical to all buildings

Water house has eco water treatment system, in-ground irrigation lines to GH has five outside access ports

3000 Sq.ft Square Steel Grow House w/ Irrigation inside, shade cloth and new plastic cover (not on presently)

Gravel Drive and Gravel Lined Grow House with 4″ drain rock

30′ x 40′ Garage with 200 amp circuit, large barn door for equipment.



10.98 Acres of 2 to 5% slope 

Cornelius-Kinton Silt Loam Soils, Deep Top Soil 

Well Water and Water Rights

Pond and Pass through Seasonal Stream

Soil health maintained using Oregon Tilth Methods

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

A new group with resources can take the property to the next level and fulfill their goals and objectives.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

By optimizing stewardship of the land and with accomplishing goals and objectives that this property can realize its awesome potential.

Current Use

Land has been part of 100 year old Prune Orchard ( no longer exists ) but most recently as nursery for ornamental grasses.

Available Water / Irrigation

Water rights via well which is plumbed to greenhouse plus extensions from there. Same well supplies House.

Soil Type / Quality

Fine - Silty; moderate well drained / Cornelius - Kinton; on 2-5% slope.

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Unique one of kind barn built around turn of 20th century by a Polish shipwright - barn has power but currently no water.
Commercial grade greenhouse 30' x 100'; has withstood 3+' foot snows with ease - has water; power could be added quite easily from Garage / Workshop 20' away.

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Scotts 2048 ( 20hp / 48" mower by John Deere ) lawn tractor + small cart and implements ( if all property and dwellings, buildings purchased ).

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Water Rights are registered with our well ( 40 gal / min at 80' ) that supplies house but has also been used in conjunction with nursery production. Possible rights with old pond / wetland area that has filled in ( 100' x 100' ) and has water year round.

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: 10.98

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 9 Acres

Date Property is Available: January 7, 2019

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

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: January 2, 2019

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Season Extension,

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Hay, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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