Seeking Lease to own, approximately 1 to 3 acres, Polk County or Marion County.


Land Seeker Description

My wife Darielle and I are back in Salem after several years of international travel. During that time we established raised-bed organic vegetable gardens and fruit orchards on two three acre properties. We wish to do the same here in Salem, on a small scale, for personal, family, friends, and barter purposes. We are accomplished organic gardeners and also organizers of organic gardening and farming groups.

We are excited to learn about this organization and we look forward to contributing to it.

Our vision is a lease-to-own model, in which we can create a stable long-term future on the land on an affordable basis.

In addition to our gardening experience, I am an experienced home builder with tools, so we are capable of handling whatever work might be necessary.

We are particularly interested in the .6 acre West Salem property we see listed.


What features of the property are essential?

We will be living on the property, so we will need water/sewer or septic/ and electricity. We preferred a mix of garden area and wooded area for wildlife.

Describe your farming experience

We have developed organic gardens and orchards on plots of land from 3 to 6 acres, over the last 30 years. We have organized and managed organic gardening and farming groups as well.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

The scale of our intended farm business is small: basically a homestead-size garden and orchard, suitable for family use and small-scale production of garden vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits, and related products.
We are self-employed professionals so the farming activities will be in addition.

What are your long term goals

Our long-term plans are the same as our short-term plans. We expect to continue making the soil better over time, and creating a stable community of customers for our small-scale organic operation.

Describe your housing needs

We are presently leasing a home on a small lot in South Salem, which does not have enough lot size for our gardening requirements. We are looking forward to a lease/option arrangement on a larger property. We are a self-employed professional couple, and we use our home for living and for home offices.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
June 30, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables

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

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
May 27, 2021

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