When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
-Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
IMAGINE THE FEELING OF RICH SOIL between your fingertips as you harvest succulent heritage tomatoes from your garden. Picture brilliant sun rays piercing through dozens of varieties of orchard trees. Envision people having a good time and indulging themselves in a unique, outdoor dining experience right on your farm. Collectively, organic farming can bring all these things to life and become the root of your success right here on this property. If there’s is one thing that organic farming achieves by the end of day, it is this: joy.
At every corner of this property, you will find yourself in the epicenter of a new natural world. Beyond entering through the paved driveway, you’ll quickly find yourself in the bountiful organic gardens, blossoming with rich vegetation. This land has been organically farmed for 17 years and it all began with the former Owner’s dream to cultivate an agricultural ecosystem free of pesticides, GMO’s, and growth hormones. He laid the foundations for an organic wonderland and the land has been tilled for 10 years until the legacy was passed on to the current Owner and Master Gardner, who has tilled it for 7 years. Now, approximately 100 heritage trees, berries, grapes, and vegetables have been handpicked and planted across 35 acres with water rights perfected to irrigate 14.8 acres. Garden beds are raised and are fully-irrigated which will help you produce chef-quality ingredients that will surely capture the attention of local culinary chefs and possibly some thrill-seeking agritourists, should you create an immersive agritourism experience on this property. A greenhouse equipped with heat, a fan, and water will expand your gardening capabilities tenfold by providing more propagation and year-round growing. Across the well-kept gardens is a beautiful vineyard stretching approximately 4 acres, producing exquisite Pinot Noir grapes in the plenty. About 10 tons of grapes were harvested last year, so you’ll have more than enough grapes to distribute to potential buyers and even create your own signature wine label.
Vast green pastures reaching to the sunset’s horizon are speckled with Dexter Cattle, a breed of livestock known for its hardiness and compact build. Beehives within this property add the final cherry on top of all the natural amenities that exist here, supplying your kitchen with golden, natural honey for years to come. Throughout the many years developing this property, the Master Gardener has documented every chart, plan, and history behind each planting in exceptional detail. This exclusive library of knowledge and expertise will be handed down to you, aiding your efforts as you embark on an ever-rewarding organic farming venture.
After a long day, relax in the 2944 sf, tri-level home adorned with picture-perfect windows that beg to be accompanied with coffee and time to reflect on your day’s work. During the Fall and Winter months, keep yourself warm near the propane or wood fireplace located at the center of the living room. The full home automatic generator helps combat the bipolar Oregon weather, giving you continuous comfort all year long. Upon entering the kitchen, you’ll quickly notice its unique design specially-tailored for cooking, canning, and food preservation. The Kohler sink that further maximizes efficiency in the kitchen is the same one that’s used in PBS’s cooking show, “America’s Test Kitchen”. The newly-finished basement offers a variety of usage options for you. Use it as an additional living area, storage, or even a wine or root cellar. Whatever your choice, it will surely serve as a superb, clean space for your living needs.
To run a powerful and efficient organic farming business, you will need a “Harvest Building”, a headquarters acting as your center of commerce. Located a few yards away from the home, a 3-level, 4000 sqft. building is 80% completed, and is yearning to be finished. Already fully-enclosed, fully-permitted, equipped with a well and septic tank, electrical and plumbing roughed in, this building is only a few tune-ups away from becoming a brick & mortar store for selling produce or a personalized office space. The massive covered deck area can easily serve as a venue space for magical moments that will surely last a lifetime.
Agritourism is a growing trend in Oregon that’s taking off like wildfire, a form of tourism where people feel, taste, and experience Oregon’s agricultural world. It can take multiple forms, such as providing a farm-to-table dining experience in a breath-taking orchard setting, hosting berry-picking sessions to the public on a warm summer day, or presenting wine tasting tours for people who want to dip their glasses in the “Wine Country” scene. Tap into a market of food fanatics, wine enthusiasts, and activity-seekers alike, and turn this property into a landmark travel destination conveniently located just minutes away from McMinnville and Carlton. The opportunity to allow this lively audience escape into an extraordinary agriculture getaway is too great to pass up.
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