Budding Flower farmer looking for class I or II soil with possibility for events


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Land Seeker Description

New farmer with a background in Plant Pathology, business, and flower gardening seeks space to start flower farming/farm event business. Will need access to class I or II soil, water, and sunshine.
May be open to starting small and moving as the farm business grows.


What features of the property are essential?

Immediate: Type I or II soil, good exposure, water, on-site sewer.
Long term: Water rights, on-site sewer, barns/structures, electricity, a location that is inviting for guests due to proximity to Portland and in a pretty setting. Zoning that allows for events. Possibility to be certified organic


Describe your farming experience

I have a successful non-farming business that I've been running for the past 8 years, and have a degree in plant pathology. Before that, I was a WSU Master Gardener and I have been gardening my entire adult life.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

My immediate goal is to have a place to grow all the cut flower plants I have ordered for 2021-2022. My short term goal is to create a local sales channel for cut flowers for my farm, create brand recognition, and create a loyal following through on-farm events.


What are your long term goals

Create living-wage jobs for farm employees, grow as an experienced farm business that is able to make excellent financial and ecological decisions that are good for the farm, team, and community.


Describe your housing needs

I have a home I plan to live in and do not plan on living on the farm.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
February 23, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Flowers, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
December 23, 2020



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