Seeking Lease, or Lease-to-Purchase: Minimum 2 acres in Washington or Yamhill County


Land Seeker Description

Hello Friends.  I’m currently looking to lease, and/or lease-to-purchase land in Yamhill or Washington County.  With specific interest in the areas of Hillsboro, Beaverton, Forest Grove; or Newberg, Sherwood, Yamhill, Carlton vicinities and potentially down to Wilsonville area.  With my previous farming experience I’m looking at developing a market flower garden with on-site bouquet sales, and with future development into u-pick and other garden sales. I’d love to chat with anyone whom has a minimum of 2 acres, and discuss possible lease arrangements; or lease-to-own. Water source would be preferable.  A business plan can be presented if desired. We are self contained and can live off-grid style; or we can discuss housing as well if this is available with the property.  I’m open to ideas and look forward to speaking with our local farmers!

What features of the property are essential?

water would be most preferable; septic would be preferable but not necessary

*if the land has potential for lease-to-purchase the property would need to be zoned for building much later into the future; with the ability for power run to the property. Lease-to-own would be ideal, but not necessary.

Describe your farming experience

I’m a long time horse enthusiast! However, I currently do not have any large livestock. I’ve raised goats, sheep, chickens for 20+ years, and ran a herd of almost 500 goats for a summer.
A long time gardener, I’d like to move my family from our current location to a farm we can potentially own and dive into market flowers and eventually produce. My preference is Organic practices, non-certified.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

1-2 years, flower beds for cut bouquet and stem sales established; with 1 - 30’ greenhouse row established; initial establishment of a few slower growing perennial flower beds; build farm stand
2-5 years, establish more slower growing flowers and perennial beds, vegetable beds for additional sales, and an additional 30’ greenhouse for additional flower beds and seedling starts to sell

What are your long term goals

5 year plus, this will depend on if the land is for lease only; or if land will be for lease-to-purchase. I’m happy to discuss details in person
Other than this, I have long term plans of a fully established farm to pass along to my children.

Describe your housing needs

We will need to live on the property, however we are fluent with self-contained off-grid practices. I’ll have a new fifth wheel for housing purposes after commencing an agreement with a local farmer for leasing of land, if a current home is not available.

I also would not object to housing already present on the farm, and would be open to discussing options.

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

My door has always been open to anyone and everyone! As someone whom has volunteered in the community for many years, I plan on reopening our social group for neurodiverse children once my family is re-established and settled into our home (fifth-wheel or the like 🙂 . I have 2 children of my own. The pandemic hit everyone hard, particularly our children and young families. What a great way to reopen and connect with the learning opportunities on a farm!

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
North Willamette Valley

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
August 20, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Dairy, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables, Other

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 21, 2022

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