Seeking Lease-to-own or Partnership, 15-40 acres in Western Oregon


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Land Seeker Description

My Partner and I are looking for land to pursue our dream of providing food to the local community, while also educating and experimenting with effective Regenerative Organic farming practices. We believe farming has more potential than it currently is practicing, and we seek to find out where that potential lies. Our short term vision includes diverse vegetable production in conjunction with grains in a diverse crop rotation plan. We intend to restore soil fertility and cut the need to add nutritional inputs. Our long term vision includes the implementation of perennial foods, fruit and nut trees, and livestock. We truly believe that diversification is the key to a thriving farm and ecosystem.


What features of the property are essential?

Water rights, electricity, structures/barns, potentially refrigeration (but not necessity).
A mix of pasture and woodland.


Describe your farming experience

Bianca was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. She cherishes her early childhood memories helping her grandfather in his 1/4 acre vegetable garden. She then started farming during college to better understand our food system. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture she continued farming, working primarily with Organic vegetable row crops, but also with chickens, perennial fruits, honeybees, and industrial hemp.

Ethan grew up working on his aunt and uncles grain and tobacco farm, which he still is actively engaged in discussing their current farming practices and what is happening in the industry. He has also helped establish operation of a large hemp farm in Central New York, including machinery operation, fertigation management, and custom equipment fabrication.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Establish a crop rotation of vegetables, grains, and cover crops. We'd like to grow less common vegetables varieties and quality grains to sell to local chefs, bakers, and brewers. We also would have a CSA and sell at farmer's markets. Our goal for land use is to use Regenerative Organic practices.


What are your long term goals

Establish a whole diet CSA with vegetables, whole grains, dry beans, and meat. We are also interested in doing restaurant sales and farmers markets.


Describe your housing needs

We have a travel trailer, so we would only need electric and water hookups.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Coastal, Portland Area

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

Seeking land access by:
November 1, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
April 21, 2021



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