Heirloom Veggie Farmers seek new pastures ASAP


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Land Seeker Description

Hello! We grow Edible flowers, Hops and Heirloom Vegetables.

Sadly, the old guy who was renting farmland to us, had a stroke recently,  which has totally changed his personality and he is now wanting us to vacate the land at once!  It’s very sad.  Clearly this is creating more than a few issues for us as we have all the plants already growing. We have pulled up and repotted 90% but clearly this is temporary and we need to seek a new home for ourselves and our plants without any delay.

We can pay a reasonable rent and require very little.

What We Are Looking For:

  • land 5 acres or above
  • Water onsite
  • hopefully utilities of some sort
  • property shares considered on larger land listings
  • a barn would be nice (but not a deal breaker if you don’t have that)
  • a minimum of a six month – one year lease ( but hopefully longer )
  • We need this ASAP.

Who we are:

  • We are Sam & Kerry
  • a Brit and a Californian with a really cute puppy

About Sam

Personally, I have repaired and fixed up all kinds of buildings including everything from vintage Airstreams to a 33 room Victorian manor.   An ex photographer and journalist I have spent much of my adult life in the third world working within the charitable aid services and believe me when I say that changes your life view on how to best help our planet more than any ‘well meaning’ documentary by Al Gore shall ever do.

I’ve been lucky to be Oxford educated in Botany & Anthropology,  I’ve a great deal of knowledge regarding permaculture and organic farming. Farming is in my blood and my father still has the farm in England.

I returned back to the States to commence a higher management position with a large agricultural company yet Covid 19 had other plans.  So, I shrugged off that life and began a new one and here I am!

About Kerry

Kerry is a salt of the earth ex-marine who is very much all about doing something right and thrives best when he is caring for tender plants and animals, he just loves all things furry, so in truth he’s a big softy with a heart of gold. He’s as strong as an ox and can build anything.

Truly, I feel very fortunate to have him by my side. I write this as, clearly he’s not the writer and even though I do plead for him as he’s just so intellectual, he’s just not the ‘sit down & write kind of guy’  but, much more the meet face to face and talk type of bloke.

What We Bring/Have:

  • Our lovely 27’ trailer and truck
  • a little ride on farm vehicle that is just a great all-rounder
  • a small greenhouse (20 x 10) with 6ml plastic
  • 90 Heirloom Tomato plants
  • 40 Heirloom Peppers
  • 40 Hop plants
  • 6 varieties of Melons, many edible flowers, Lavenders, Herbs
  • lots of fantastic bagged soil amendments
  • Fencing
  • Really great tough cart
  • Plenty of useful tools
  • Our sweet puppy who is super friendly
  • PLUS US OF COURSE!!!

We are both fit capable people totally willing to fix things up and help out should that be something you need.

Please, If you have a piece of land, or need help on your land and have a space we could rent to save our crops we urge you to Please get in touch at once.


What features of the property are essential?

Water, somewhere to park the RV, a good deal of sun!!


Describe your farming experience

• I'm a farmer's daughter and grew up into the trade.
• Have a firm grasp of botany
• I am currently learning about farming grants & shall apply ASAP
• I intend to employ local people & be a part of the community
• Bring great produce from farm to table for local people.
• Hopefully assist in local educational schemes
• I have extensive knowledge on animal husbandry (birthing a calf/ horse)


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

To establish and grow our farm through :
- Successful online marketing
- Local engagement with community events & markets
- Sell direct to local co-ops
- Offer great produce to local cafes / restaurants


What are your long term goals

To have procured a stable online and local community presence for the farm.


Describe your housing needs

We have an Rv and it's a good enough home for us, but are willing to possibly rent a farm house/ cabin. cottage if its available on the property

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Eastern, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Southern, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
June 15, 2021

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

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

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Season Extension, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
June 3, 2021



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