sustainable farm living, Lane County


Land Seeker Description

Hi there I am Poppy a 25 year old looking to start a small sustainable farm! I am looking for anywhere from 1-20 acres of land. My hopes are that I am going to be able to live on the land to help with starting it. My partner and I have two dogs and two cats who are ready to have a place to spread out! I would say I am easy to get along with and kind spirited. I am hoping to make my dream come true with a green farm. I am a first generation college student who is also indigenous. I’ve left my hometown and come to a place where I feel more welcomed and happy. I am wanting to be able to have a sustainable home life to be able to spend time with my family, and start farming! Thank you.

What features of the property are essential?

water rights, sewer, electricity, rental.

Describe your farming experience

My farming experience includes working on small vegetable farms and backyard growing. I love wildflowers! Have always made it a point where ever I was living to have a wildflower pot to grow flowers in! Growing up my father and I set up a hydroponic indoor garden to grow vegetables throughout the year and during the hot summer we were able to have a large outdoor garden, which included many fruits and vegetables. We also had many fruit trees that my brother and I were always in charged of taking care of. He taught me a lot of what I know today. My partner has two years of farming experience. She worked on a Blueberry farm in Seattle. She was able to be mentored by a seasoned farmer.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Short term goals for farm land would be to get the soil up to a healthy quality if it isn't already. Getting a good compost ready so when the time to start planting come we will be one step ahead. I would also hope for the potential to build a green house to keep growing in the winter. My main focus would be on Ground vegetables and fruit that thrive in this area. I am wanting a small scale variety of broccoli, artichokes, asparagus, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, cucumbers, garlic, apples, plums, pumpkin, peach etc. I want to be able to be a local farm stand at the Saturday market, along with the potential of having a small farm stand on property.

What are your long term goals

long terms would be growing our farm into being able to serve a larger part of the Willamette valley. I want to eventually have a green farm meaning that it is helping the earth not taking away. Expanding to planting local flora to help with bee population. Eventually making a home on the land.

Describe your housing needs

2 person 2 dogs 2 cats. Large enough to be comfortable in however we have also lived in apartments and smalls homes so we are used to making things work!

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 farmer I want to always be aware of my surroundings making sure that safety is the number one priority. If people are going to be coming to the farm, making sure that is accessible too everyone is important. Open communication between owner of land, farmer, and customer. Educating myself learning is never done. Give back to my community.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
June 16, 2023

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit

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:
Organic, Not Certified, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
May 20, 2022

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