Seeking 2-10 acres of Land For Lease In the Portland Area


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Land Seeker Description

I’m currently working on a farm in the Portland area. This is my 7th season working for a commercial organic vegetable farm. I’m wanting to make a transition to farming for myself. I’m looking for 5-10 acres of good agricultural land to start an organic produce market farm. 

I’ve secured access to a property that has a barn, wash area, several greenhouses, and a walk-in cooler, but only a small amount of land to grow on. I’m looking for an additional piece of land to lease and grow vegetables on. It doesn’t need to have buildings or electricity, but access to water, however limited, is essential.


What features of the property are essential?

Access to water


Describe your farming experience

I’ve worked 7 seasons on commercial organic vegetable farms, mostly in management positions. I’ve done just about everything there is to do in organic vegetable farming—from propagating vegetable starts, to setting up and managing irrigation, to doing tractor field work.

Prior to this I was involved in agricultural nonprofits. I did an internship at Food For Lane County’s Youth Farm, an educational community farm in Springfield, OR, and volunteered at Zenger Farm, an educational community farm in SE Portland.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Put 2-3 acres into production. Do a lot of the work myself. Hire 2 to 3 seasonal employees. Sell produce at a local farmers market and start a Community Supported Agriculture program.


What are your long term goals

Increase production to 5-10 acres. Increase the CSA program and sell at more farmers markets. Expand into wholesale markets like co-op and natural food grocery retailers. Have 4 to 6 year-around employees, and several seasonal workers.


Describe your housing needs

No housing is needed.


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

Let’s talk about it.

Additional Land Seeker Details

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

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
March 1, 2023

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Berries, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables

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

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Season Extension, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
November 9, 2022



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