Seeking Purchase or Lease w/ Housing – Small Acreage in Portland area


Land Seeker Description

Hello! My name is Nikki and I currently own and operate a small market garden in California. My family and I, (wife, 1yo son and dog) are looking into a move to the Portland area, so I’m putting out some feelers to see if there are any potential opportunities for me to continue my work there. As of now I run a year round, mixed vegetable market garden operation on about 1/4 acre of leased land. I sell my produce to the local community through farm pickups, a delivery service and to local restaurants.

I’m interested in continuing to do something similar, of course dependent on available opportunities. I’d love to find a place where I can integrate myself into a community of likeminded, quality produce loving people. Ideally I would find some sort of lease option with housing and room to grow food for my family and the community. Open to a variety of opportunities, partnerships, etc.


What features of the property are essential?

Access to water, irrigation is a plus. Any sort of barn/structure for storage of tools and/or a place to wash/pack. Would appreciate land that has been farmed organically.

Describe your farming experience

5+ years as a backyard gardener/homesteader, growing and preserving food for family and friends. Going on my 3rd season running a market garden.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

It depends on the opportunity and the land. Right now I am open to continuing my work of feeding my community high quality, local produce.

What are your long term goals

I would love a place the community could come and enjoy food, learning, and events, etc.

Describe your housing needs

Open to options, but ideally looking for an opportunity with housing for me and my family.

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

As a queer, female farmer it's a passion of mine to make sure that everyone feels welcome. I value the responsibility of advocating for all people of diverse backgrounds and I look forward to continuing to do so.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Portland Area

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

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

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, Biodynamic, Season Extension

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
November 8, 2022

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