We are a couple living in the Portland area and we are seeking land to start a market garden business using organic growing methods. Last season we managed a personal garden on about 1,700 square feet in SW Portland. Our garden was very productive with a large variety of vegetables including squash, beans, radishes, carrots, cucumbers, chard, kale, scallions, artichoke, peppers beets and tomatoes. We would be grateful for land that has been used as a garden with healthy organic soil that is located in or around the Portland area. We are willing to work land outside of the Portland area if it’s a good fit. We are interested in using high intensity, small farm, permaculture and organic growing methods. We have combined experience working on a vegetable farm in Gaston and personal gardens over the past four years and were looking to start our own market garden business this coming season.
We would need access to water for irrigation, healthy soil and hoophouses or room for hoophouses.
For the past 4 years I have worked with Charlie Harris of Flamigo Ridge Farm in Gaston Oregon. Flamingo Ridge main crop is Oregon Star Tomatoes and other veggies as secondaries for farmers markets. My partner and started managing a personal garden in SW Portland’s last season with great results. We are looking to expand our knowledge and hone our techniques.
In the short term we would like to hone our growing skills, establish a customer base and make profit.
In the long term we would like to efficiently grow top quality produce and have a network of satisfied customers and clientele.
We live in the Beaverton area and would not need housing if we find land in or around Beaverton. We would need minimal housing during the growing season, we would be comfortable in a yurt or wall tent with an outdoor kitchen and outhouse.
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