Seeking to purchase land near Silverton, OR for organic farning and homestead


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Land Seeker Description

Hello! My husband and I are interesting in starting our own organic family farm/homestead. We are also interested in creating a dog boarding facility on site. We are looking for land that we will be able to build a home on or put a manufactured home on. We will be selling our products as a CSA and to local farmers markets and potentially our local co-op. My husband has worked for local conventional farmers and nurseries for over 15 years and has much experience with planting and cultivating crops both manually and with equipment. We are looking to start relatively small and are looking for around 10-15 acres. We are only interested in purchase and not leasing.


What features of the property are essential?

Water rights would be preferred. Amenities like electric, barns, and irrigation structures would be also preferred but we are willing to put in the work to obtain these if absent. We would like a good mix on the property ideally with pasture and some woodland but are willing to consider any property that can be farmed on. Certified organic would also be preferred but not required.


Describe your farming experience

My husband has worked on conventional farms and nurseries for over 15 years.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

We would like to have an orchard and large vegetable garden. We would also begin raising our own livestock initially for our families consumption, but may add later for public sale. We are seeking a sustainable family homestead initially while also selling produce to local vendors and CSA shares. We would also like to use a small portion of the land for dog boarding. Likely 0.5-1 acre.


What are your long term goals

We would like to have a sustainable homestead and sell organic produce as CSA shares, to the local farmers markets, local restaurants, and local food co-ops. We are most interested in vegetables, but would like to have our own bees and livestock. We may end up offering these things to the public eventually.


Describe your housing needs

We need housing for our family of 6. We are willing to build or place new manufactured home on the land.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres

Seeking land access by:
July 1, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 7, 2020



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