Sustainability Driven Family of Five Seeking Lease-to-Own: 5-20 ACRES in Mid-Willamette Valley


Land Seeker Description

We are an open-minded, blended family that primarily has experience with backyard gardening and studying homesteading practices. We are seeking 5+ acres to grow our knowledge and experience with biodynamic farming. We are also extremely interested in cultivating a small commercial farm stand that provides produce to our immediate neighbors commercially.

Since learning is always a priority, we want to explore providing small self-sufficiency classes to the community to encourage increased land stewardship. In addition to the above, we have a passion for supporting youth in our community, so hosting an outdoor program with the goal of sprouting a love for nature in our youth.

What features of the property are essential?

Housing, electricity, water rights, barns/structures, farming equipment, pasture, fencing, quality soil to farm a diverse crop assortment, and the liberty to add to the established structures on the land for the betterment of the property.

Describe your farming experience

We don't have any hands-on farming experience, but we've been doing years of backyard gardening, research, and we are excellent students for a willing mentor.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Establish ourselves on the land, amend the soil and property, plant a garden, obtain poultry birds, and establish a small, commercial farm stand to sell extra produce to neighbors.

What are your long term goals

Refine our farming practices with a focus on sustainability. Obtain livestock such as hogs, goats, sheep and a dairy cow. Expand our commercial farm stand to meet community needs. Make connections with local schools to provide educational farm programs.

Describe your housing needs

We need housing with ideally 3+ rooms, a kitchen, 1+ bathrooms, and all the standard household amenities. We are a blended family with three kiddos.

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

Our commitment to diversity extends to all individuals, irrespective of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or disability. We believe that embracing diversity enriches our understanding, perspective, and mutual respect.

Additional Land Seeker Details

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

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres

Seeking land access by:
August 1, 2023

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

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
June 21, 2023

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