Seeking Lease: 2 acres in Beaverton, Oregon.


Land Seeker Description

Myself Aparna Elango. I currently live in cooper mountain area, Beaverton. I started gardening couple of years ago and totally fell in love with it.
I am looking for a land to lease. I am open to options like leasing for trade or partnership. I am planning to start small like utilizing 1/2 acre out of 2-3 acres and eventually expand over the years. Over the span of 1-5 years I am planning to become expert at a certain crop, growing them organically and selling it to local restaurants and in Farmer’s market. I want to grow both vegetables and flowers. Depending upon the market growth will course correct. I am looking for a farm land which is close by to my home so that I can drive back and forth.


What features of the property are essential?

water rights, on-site sewer, irrigation structures, soil type, electricity

Describe your farming experience

I have been homesteading for couple of years now. I grow most of my vegetables that is more than sufficient for me and my family. This year I experimented growing more varieties and it was fun.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

First year - Setup the farm. This would include setting up permanent beds to grow, compost, Irrigation and Draining, growing vegetables and flowers.
Getting Organic certification. Documenting the entire process in YouTube. Setting up social media marketing platforms (Instagram, tiktok and so on.)

Second year - Reaching out to restaurants, selling in farmers market and CSA.

Third year and so on - I am planning to invest all the profits that I make from the first couple of years and expand the farm to all the 2-3 acres. Selling in large scale. Hopefully by third year I am visualizing myself in a spot where I can quit my full time job and do full time farming.

What are your long term goals

Long term I want to move to selling seeds, selling tubers, writing books, creating workshop where I teach on my learning.

Describe your housing needs

I would not need housing. I am planning to live in my current home and commute.

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

Yes. Myself being an immigrant, I want to inspire a lot of people and encourage people of diverse backgrounds to reach their potential too.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Gorge

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
December 1, 2022

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

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 31, 2022

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