Seeking to Lease 1-3 Acres for Homestead and Organic Farming


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Land Seeker Description

Seeking to Lease 1-3 Acres for Homestead and Organic Farming in Polk/Marion/Yamhill Counties

We are an interethnic couple who have been farming for six years organically, not certified on a leased land.  Our values are to cultivate food organically, preserve our ancestral agricultural traditions, respect labor rights by working in partnership with farmworker unions and to support future farmers that share our values.

Due to the long daily commute to the farm over the years, we are ready to explore a new avenue by living where we farm.  We are well established, with two Farmer’s Markets in Portland, a main bulk buyer and CSA.


What features of the property are essential?

Water rights, plenty of water


Describe your farming experience

We farm using rise beds, mixing general vegetables and flowers, and dripping irrigation systems. As for fertilizers, we use OMRI certified granulated chicken manure, OMRI certified minerals and OMRI certified limestone if needed depending upon the Ph levels.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

We are secure on marketing and selling our produce to current customers. We are looking to lease land to seasonally produce vegetables, and for fruits (strawberries) to secure at least three years (the full life of the plant) for production. We envision organically growing mushrooms and producing medicinal mushroom and herb products (tinctures, lotions, salves etc.).


What are your long term goals

We want to secure/own land, establish a commercial kitchen and build an agricultural culture center to develop leadership training in youth to preserve tradition and farming practices for future generations.


Describe your housing needs

We are open to a private home, sharing housing space, or bringing our own place (trailer, tents, yurt, adobe home). We have a 6 year old lab mix dog, she is friendly and house trained. Our 16 year boy and 7 year old girl will spend weekly visits with us.

Additional Land Seeker Details

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

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
August 1, 2018

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

Interested in these business arrangements:
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:
May 13, 2021



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