Seeking Lease to own option or creative solution : 2-5 acres Farm and Wellness Agrotourism


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Land Seeker Description

We are a family of 3 seeking the opportunity to steward 2-20 acres of mixed use farm land for the purpose of growing global heirloom varieties, ecotourism and living. Reeba is the founder of a self-care support company, a manufacturer of natural skincare,food value added products, wellness pop ups, Saturday market and farmers market board. Justin works in rideshare and is a mechanic he will help but is not a farmer. Our little one has her own bookmark and crafting company, loves unicorns and dance. We are artists, prefer to grow our own food and forage over supermarkets. We believe everyone deserves access to nutritious food and the knowledge of how to grow them on their own. It would be great if there is a elementary school nearby but our little is currently homeschooled. Although we love living in community, solitude and privacy is also important to us. We love fishing, camping, animals and day trips. What we can offer is over 5 years of growing herbs and flowers.  20 years Marketing, social media and technical experience.  Ability to apply for grants and life dedication to supporting self-care for community by creating access for others and providing the best quality products and services I can. I learn visually and tactile the best. I prefer to create brave spaces over safe spaces and understand growth comes from uncomfortability. I am tenacious, dedicated and ready to learn. Thanks for reading, I look forward to getting to know you.


What features of the property are essential?

Water
Organic not certified
Irrigation
Affordable onsite water access /and or well
Water and applicable easement rights
Access to electricity
Hoop house or green house ability
Barn and equipment shed
Makers space
Ability to certify a kitehen (not initially essential but ultimately a need)
Ok with small children, cultural events, and visitors


Describe your farming experience

My farming journey started almost 10 years ago growing vegetables, grapes, herbs and chickens for egg production in my large yard. I sold to coworkers and friends. Through the years I lacked access to enough land to grow on scale but continued to grow herbs and flowers for my family and friends. 2022 is the first year I am taking culinary and medicinal herbs to farmers markets. I will also be creating value added products like sauces, vegan products and skincare.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Heirloom seed variety seed library
Cultural variety and tropical variety cultivation of medicinal and culinary herbs
Vertical garden sales to schools, personal homes and businesses
Mobile farm leases
Value added products
Fresh herbs to restaurants and farmers markets
Farm to school program school garden and CSA
Medicinal flower cultivation
Mushroom cultivation
Beans


What are your long term goals

Land acquistion
Cultural program -providing access to the next generation of farmers to learn about ancestral foods and medicinal benefits
Ecotourism -farm tours, outings, classes
Heirloom seed variety seed library
Cultural variety and tropical variety cultivation in greenhouses research
Vertical garden sales to schools, personal homes and businesses
Mobile farm leases
Value added products
Farm to school CSA program
Fresh herbs to restaurants and farmers markets


Describe your housing needs

Our family of 3 is looking for a house or private space with 3 bedrooms, private bathroom and covered garage space. Willing to live in a mobile home if the lease is longterm and has the ability to build permanent housing. We would also be willing to live off farm if housing is within 12 miles of farm.


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

To ensure a brave space that is safe and inviting to others I will work to create an environment built on proven trust and open communication. Being able to take advice and navigate resolutions to concerns is a quality I value in myself. I also believe knowledge of how to grow food and sustain your community nutritiously is a birthright and should be the norm.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

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

Seeking land access by:
April 30, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 5, 2022



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