Seeking about 1 acre near Beaverton


Land Seeker Description

I am fairly new to farming. I spent five years working in the wine production business in Oregon, then this past year I worked as a single-operator on a 10 acre blueberry farm. I now want to start my own farm that focuses on garlic, but recognize that it will take me serveral growing seasons to establish enough seed stock to where I can make a profitable business. I am an avid gardener but my horticultural interests have outgrown my small suburban lot. I am looking to utilize/establish permanent beds that are used on a rotational basis to grow garlic and other crops.

As a father to a young growing family I am looking to gain experience, improve land, utilize natural farming practices as much as possible, and still have a flexible schedule to be with my family. I live in Beaverton and need to have a short commute to my daughter’s school and my home. I believe in biodiversity, natural farming, leaving living things growing in the ground at all times, and fully believe a farm should be a beautiul and inviting place for both people and wildlife.

What features of the property are essential?

Availability to water (minimal). Some barn space to store equipment (minimal). Electricity would be nice but not necessary.

Describe your farming experience

I spent 6 month as the single-operator on a 10 acre organic blueberry farm. I have read/researched a lot and have maintained a backyard garden for five years.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

My first goal this Spring is to establish pemanent beds for growing crops rotationally. Starting in the fall I will want to start growing out enough seed garlic (multiplying over a few seasons) so I can generate revenue. I plan on planting flowers, perennials, herbs and cover crops to beautify the land, attract biodiversity, and get the beds ready to be planted with garlic. Additionally, I would like to establish hedgerows and permanent walkways so the farm feels usable and loved as soon as possible.

What are your long term goals

Farm garlic, herbs, and other specialty crops for local sale. Create a business that may even be multi-locational, and creates part-time jobs in the community.

Describe your housing needs

None needed; have permanent housing in Beaverton

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

I will maintain cleanliness, plant species for beautification (flowers, etc) and establish/maintain clear pathways about the farm

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

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

Seeking land access by:
February 1, 2022

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

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
December 7, 2021

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