3 Aspiring Farmers looking to start market garden and small multi-species grazing operation


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Land Seeker Description

We are three aspiring farmers who want to start an organic market garden and multi-species grazing operation.  We’re looking for 20-100 acres of land.

Our plan is to run a regenerative agriculture operation with livestock and produce garden for meat and vegetable CSAs.  We plan on running a no till produce garden and intensive multi-species rotational grazing operation including cattle, sheep, and chickens.

Because we will be investing heavily into our soil and infrastructure we are currently only interested in land use options that result in us purchasing the land. This can be done up front or in a lease-to-own agreement.


What features of the property are essential?

Water rights / irrigation well.


Describe your farming experience

We have zero formal farming experience. We all three enjoy gardening and have raised a few animals. One of us currently works in construction, one is a software engineer, one produces and sells fine art. We are in our early 30's, made smart investments that have paid off in our early 20's, and would like to transition to homesteading/farming.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Our immediate investments will be in our produce garden beds. The first fall/winter will test and adjust soil accordingly and construct necessary market garden infrastructure including high tunnel, harvest processing stations, and cold room. By year 5 the market garden will ideally produce a ~100 share CSA and a few restaurant contracts.

The livestock short term goals are to establish a grass fed meat CSA. Immediate infrastructure will include perimeter fence, rotational mob grazing paddocks, and livestock housing.


What are your long term goals

Our long term goal is a homestead that provides quality produce and protein to our local area customer base while growing top soil and burying carbon in the soil.


Describe your housing needs

We would like to live on the land.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
July 1, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Cattle, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Hay, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pasture, Sheep, Vegetables

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Partnership, Other

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Season Extension

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
February 24, 2021



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