Seeking 6-10+ acres for vegetable/cut flower startup in the Applegate Valley


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Land Seeker Description

My partner and I are seeking 6-10 plus acres of tillable farm land with well established and non-threatened water rights within the Applegate Valley (southern Oregon). Ideal location would be anywhere from McKee Bridge to Murphy, or in Willams. Any existing infrastructure is a huge plus but not required. Looking to begin lease September 2020 for full production come Spring 2021. WE WILL NOT BE GROWING OR PRODUCING ANY INDUSTRIAL HEMP, CBD, CANNABIS, THC..etc.


What features of the property are essential?

The ability to irrigate with well established, non-threatened water rights is a must. This includes electricity to a pump site. Pump, lines, pipe is a plus but not necessary. Barns, potable water, fence, etc. would be great but we are willing to invest and/or improvise. We currently own a 45 HP Tractor with 8 accompanying field implements ranging from tillage to cultivation and a green house.


Describe your farming experience

We are a 35 year old couple farming veggies and flowers in the Applegate Valley. Patrick has 15 years experience (10 managerial) working ALL aspects of farm management. He has grown vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers on farms ranging from 3 - 50 acres and currently manages a successful local farm. Chelsea has 10 years experience running and operating her own business. She grows flowers and has run a successful flower CSA in the Rouge Valley.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

To startup a personally and finically successful vegetable/cut flower operation. Whether that means a long term lease or something shorter that acts more as an incubator farm.


What are your long term goals

To create a well established farm operation that is financial, personally, and as much as possible, ecologically sustainable.


Describe your housing needs

Not needed as we own a home-base property on Thompson Creek.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Southern

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

Seeking land access by:
September 1, 2020

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Vegetables

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease for cash

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Season Extension

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
January 13, 2020



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