Seeking lease to own, 10 or more acres, Josephine County or beyond for organic family farm & orchard


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Land Seeker Description

Couple in our mid 30’s seeking land to create an active, working, productive, organic vegetarian family farm & orchard homestead. Apple orchard, berries, other fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and herbs. My partner’s early work experience was primarily organic gardening/farming and landscaping. Organic farming is something he is very skilled, experienced, and passionate about. My early work experience was primarily caregiving & house cleaning. I also have experience working as an independent artist hand crafting natural goods. Whether a blank canvas or space that needs tlc, I love working to bring beautiful visions to life. 

Currently I am a homemaker and handcrafter/artist, while my partner has been working as a tree climber/arborist as well as landscaping. We are very creative, caring, hardworking people and would be blessed to find the right land opportunity with room to grow, where we can bring our ideas & visions to life, and fully utilize our skills/experience and creativity. We appreciate & enjoy the rural farming lifestyle & find such ways of living to be more healthy, productive, peaceful, and fufilling as oppose to a more modern lifestyle with daily commutes. 

Together we were Property Caretakers for a 100 acre historical rural country club & apple orchards. We also managed a mobile home park w/ 60+ residents.

We have experience with fruit and other tree care, vineyards, orchards, organic farms, gardening, landscaping, basic applicable equipment maintenance and operation, fencing, firewood, milling, some carpentry/building, office work, cleaning, improving and maintaining homes, lands, & farms.

Our plan includes

Utilize current well of skills & knowledge as well as further educate, explore & experiment with additional organic, environmentally friendly farming methods & practices.

Produce handcrafted natural goods and consider additional creative production possibilities that could develope & exist in harmony with the land, comfortably sustain the farm, family, & contribute healthy and inspiring products locally such as dried herbs for spice and home decor, farm gifts and home wares, firewood, compost, nursery, fresh baked goods, fresh nut milks, preserves, sauces, juices, teas, a small farm stay, etc

Care for, protect, preserve, and enrich the land for current and future generations to come. Grow and provide food that is fresh, healthy and nourishing. Build, maintain, grow and expand the farm with a strong commitment, care and consideration for the health of the land. Use all natural and environmentally conscious products, materials and supplies as much as possible. Live, work, farm “with” the land in a circular manner which provides local sustainability, gives back to the land and ensures it is healthy, abundant and flourishing.

Land that has been farmed organically, or kept free of chemicals and poisons is preferred.

Simply being a kind person in this world, as well as farming, working, living as naturally, sustainably, consciously as possible in rhythm & harmony with nature radiates positivity and can help and inspire others.

We are are open to different ideas and opportunitys that may even be a stepping stone. 

Thank you for your time and considering our vision. 


What features of the property are essential?

Prefer organic land without use of chemicals or poisons, healthy water source such as spring, creek, and/or well. Indoor work/storage space or ability to create such (such as a garage, large shed, barn)


Describe your farming experience

My partner has a deep well of experience and passion in organic farming for many years including growing & selling salad greens locally. He is very knowledgeable about plants, trees, and mushrooms, identification, optimal health, care, and uses. My farming experience is not nearly extensive as his and has mostly been small family gardens, hands on learning, experimenting as I go.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Assess, plan, gather suplies, prepare land, soil, beds, fencing, irrigation, plant. Develope sales & advertising channels. Produce handcrafted natural products utilizing resources available on the farm and/or locally.


What are your long term goals

Maintain & improve the farm and existing productions. Consider developing additional creative, sustainable, environmentally conscious products such as canning preserves, juices, sauces, teas, fresh nut milks, baked goods, plant starts/nursery, firewood, dried herbs, small farm stay, etc


Describe your housing needs

Private safe clean dwelling


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

We are kind, compassionate, respectful, trustworthy, hardworking, health and environmentally conscious, we are caring of others, as well as the land, plant, animal, wildlife, & environment. I believe radiating these qualities as well as practicing more natural sustainable ways of living & working in harmony and coonection with the land can help heal and inspire others.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Southern

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

Seeking land access by:
December 2, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Berries, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables, Vineyard

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

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Season Extension, 7

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



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