Seeking to Lease Land: 1/4 – 1 Acre on Sauvie Island or Near North Portland


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Land Seeker Description

I’m a small scale organic flower farmer in St. Johns and I’m looking to expand a little! 1/4 – 1 Acre is plenty of space for me on top of what I already farm at my house. I want to add vegetable farming into the mix as well. I started out growing veggies, then it morphed into flowers, and flowers have dominated the whole space for a few years. So with extra space I can do both! The land needs to be somewhat close to St. John’s.

 


What features of the property are essential?

Good soil, ideally already broken into but not a must.
Water access for irrigation
Generally level site that's already cleared and not an overgrown jungle of brambles.


Describe your farming experience

I've been farming flowers for 3 years. I grow with a high-intensity strategy- literally using every square foot of space and planting close together to increase my yield. I produce enough flowers to supply handfuls of local florists with weekly wholesale blooms, as well as supply flowers to my own wedding floral business. I currently farm about a 1/4 acre.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

My short term plan is to expand my current growing opporation, doubling my current production, so I can provide more flowers to pnw florists and businesses. That means increasing the number of varieties I grow, as well as using seasonal extension techniques to offer flowers on either end of the growing season. I want to grow vegetables again as well, especially seasonal items like pumpkins, etc.


What are your long term goals

I plan on expanding out of my home design studio and into running a design studio/shop store front in St. Johns in the next 10 years, while farming a generally small plot of land to provide florals for the store front and wedding design business. If there's a possibility of my owning this plot of land, that would be a plus.


Describe your housing needs

No housing needed. I live in St. Johns.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Portland Area

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

Seeking land access by:
November 11, 2019

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

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
November 8, 2019



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