Seeking Lease: First Time Farmer


Land Seeker Description

I’m looking to lease 1-15 acres within 1 hour of Portland. Mainly interesting in fruiting trees (apples, grapes, pears) pastured poultry, micro greens and wildflower production. Ideally a small herd of livestock in the form of sheep, goat and cattle would pasture graze on a few rotational acres within the first year or two. Site would ideally be permitted for a mobile tiny home

What features of the property are essential?

Irrigation and pasture are key features of said property. Certified organic land whose organic certification that can be applied to products I produce would be ideal.

Describe your farming experience

My experience includes no to low till methods of farming. Regenerative farming practices. Fruit tree pruning and planting. Animal husbandry in the form of pasture raised poultry and sheep.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

I intend to have a small scale pastured poultry operation up and running with a loyal customer base that serves local members of the community. Also to establish a presence at several local weekly farmers markets and at least 1 in greater Portland.

What are your long term goals

Long term plans involve a large u-pick style farm with mainly fruit orchards. the business could transition to a non profit and offer teaching opprotunities to those willing to learn.

Describe your housing needs

Separate structure preferred. Ideally zoned for a tiny off-grid home.

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

My farm will be one of learning and acceptance. Everyone is entitled to clean, well-raised produce and meat. I would like to bring youth from diverse backgrounds together to grow food for and build a sustainable food system to help empower and teach

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Coastal, Gorge, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Southern, Neighboring States

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

Seeking land access by:
August 1, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep, 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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 22, 2022

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