Seeking purchase or lease: <5 Acres for organic fruit tree and berry production


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Land Seeker Description

Have been farming for 3+ years and hoping to start a new enterprise focused on producing and selling organic fruit. Because of the perennial nature of fruit will only consider options that include the ability to grow into long term lease if things are going well for both parties. Want a mutually beneficial relationship for farmer and land owner grounded in respect.  Will care for and steward your land as well as add value to your land in the form of plants and delicious fruit.


What features of the property are essential?

water rights, electricity, quality relationship and communication with land owner, land that is suitable for organic certification is preferred


Describe your farming experience

I have been co-managing an organic fruit orchard for 2 years on leased land
Degree in ecological horticulture


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Establishing a productive organic and regenerative orchard for direct-market sales in Willamette valley/greater Portland area. Prefer to operate on lease for cash basis, long-term lease


What are your long term goals

Securing long-term housing while continuing to manage leased parcels


Describe your housing needs

flexible

Additional Land Seeker Details

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

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

Seeking land access by:
September 1, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Berries, Flowers, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 1, 2020



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