Seeking long term lease or lease-to-own with housing: 2-5+ acres within an hour of Portland


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Land Seeker Description

I own Juniper Layne Farm, a small Certified Naturally Grown market farm in Happy Valley/Boring. I am currently utilizing land owned by family in Happy Valley (1/4 acre) and leasing a 1/2 acre in Boring. I am looking for a long term lease or lease-to-own with housing to continue to expand my business. Land needs to include access to water suitable for vegetable crops. I am currently selling at Lake Oswego Farmers Market.  Looking to expand to CSA for the 2022 season. Would be more than willing to include a weekly CSA box in lease agreement. Visit www.juniperlayne.farm for more information about my farm.


What features of the property are essential?

water rights, barn or structure that could be set up with cold room and wash & pack area. Land that has been farmed organically is a plus.


Describe your farming experience

I started Juniper Layne Farm in 2019 and I'm in the middle of my 3rd growing season. The farm started small with under 1/8 acre in production in 2019, 1/4 acre in 2020, and 3/4 acre this season.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

I would like to be able to purchase land within the next 5 years and a long term lease with the option to buy would be ideal. I would like to expand my farm to an acre in production all in one location. I'm currently farming in two locations and it is incredible difficult to manage efficiently.

I plan to continue selling at farmers markets and hope to add a full season CSA in 2022 with 20-30 shares.


What are your long term goals

As mentioned before, I'd like to be on land that I own in 5 years. I would like to continue to expand the farm business in various ways including more farmers markets, expand CSA offerings, and on farm events.


Describe your housing needs

I am looking for a 2-3 bedroom house on the property for myself and my son.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

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

Seeking land access by:
January 1, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 19, 2021



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