Seeking Lease to Own/Option to Purchase/Creative Solution – 5-100 acres on the South Coast Coos/Curry


Land Seeker Description

We are a partnership of two families with a combined experience of farm management/farming/urban farming of 10+ years in Idaho and Hawaii.

Benjamin & Katie reside in Bandon, Oregon currently running a small contracting and window covering business as well as managing vacation rentals in Bandon & Port Orford.

Allen & Sarah are finishing a white pineapple season in Hawaii and will be arriving in Bandon at the end of September 2019.

Our farming experience includes managing properties ranging from a half acre urban community farm in Boise to 180 acre bamboo cooperative on Maui to geothermal greenhouse production farming in Hagerman, Idaho and so on.

Our background is in organic, biodynamic and permaculture farming practices and we are only interested in continuing regenerative farming modalities as our business model.

We are seeking a lease to own or lease with option to purchase or any other creative solution for a transfer of ownership as the end goal. We currently have two incomes to cover the lease in the interim as we bring the farm to full production.

What features of the property are essential?

Water, power, sewer/septic.
Preferably some outbuildings at least.

Describe your farming experience

Sarah and Allen have been farming for about 5 years each as partners starting with small urban plots doing traditional row planting in Boise, Idaho.
They moved to Maui to work at a 180 acre bamboo cooperative only to be promoted to farm manager within a few months with 13 farm hands for a couple years.
Two years experience managing a geothermal greenhouse operation in Hagerman, Idaho harvesting, processing and distributing Asian/Spring greens and other produce through a local CSA and directly to local high end restaurants year round
Benjamin has 4 years managing a community sustainability project as a co-founder teaching basic building skills, alternative building techniques and organic farming methods on a 3 acre lot (1.7 acres irrigated) in Boise, Idaho.
Katie’s experience is mainly in health care administration and property management with a sharp eye for detail and organization. She hopes to transition into full time farm management within 3 years as the farm business grows.
Combined we have a combination of over 30 years management and administrative experience with strengths in business organization, structure, communications, business development, marketing and B2B relationship management.
In the field our experience includes not only the farming/production side but also over a decade of building/contracting experience as well as equipment maintenance.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

To identify and plant the crops that are best suited to the bioregion and market demands as fit best into our organic farming model.
Establish local distribution channels while identifying and building an online market presence.
Identify which animals are best suited for our business and acquire the necessary livestock.
Plant an orchard with fruit trees and berries.
Ideally, we would love the farmstead to be an education center with public access and farm apprenticeship opportunities.
Join Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail and other forums that connect people, the food we produce and our community as a whole.
Lay the foundation for a lifetime on the farm serving our region.

What are your long term goals

Maintain and grow operations built over the prior year.
Purchase the land outright if not already acquired.
Grow the orchard and livestock side of the business.
Expand our online market focusing on finished products.

Describe your housing needs

The farm needs to have housing for at least one family and with the condition that temporary housing like a yurt could be built to house the other family until the property is purchased.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:

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

Seeking land access by:
November 1, 2019

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Fiber Animals, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
September 9, 2019

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