Beginning Farmers seeking long term farming opportunity 10-20 acres


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Land Seeker Description

We are a family of three. Farming has been our dream for a long time. We saved a down payment just in time for the real estate market to go berzerk. We are interested in sustainable regenerative and organic methods of producing fruit, produce, grain, and cut flowers, as well as culinary mushroom cultivation and beekeeping. We want to raise goats for cheese. We are open to buying property, long term lease, lease to own, and even potentially partnering to live in community. We are also interested in making ceramics and metal art, and in hospitality, education and events. We have a four year old and an old hound dog. We currently live in Portland but are willing to consider anywhere in Oregon or Washington as long as there is a school.


What features of the property are essential?

Soil. Electricity or the capability to bring it. Housing and barn would be nice too.


Describe your farming experience

I have been growing nursery starts for a road side stand for the past four years. I am gardening communally with two other households and producing enough to feed our families. I've taken a multitude of courses offered by OHSU. My husband has a home mushroom operation that also feeds our family and many friends.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Establish a cut flower, produce and mushroom business and develop reliable clientele. Plant an orchard. Develop the property to maximize efficiency. Create an AirBnB type farm stay.


What are your long term goals

Have a fully functioning permaculture orchard and fruit business, and make and sell goat cheese. Offer classes and workshops for children and adults. Possibly offer retreats to promote regenerative agriculture.


Describe your housing needs

2-3 bedroom - dog allowed


What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

Beautify with flowers! Have lots of events that bring the community together. Art and farm workshops for kids! Hay rides! A petting zoo! Farm to Table dinners in the orchard!

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Coastal, Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables

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

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
January 10, 2022



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