Organic farmer Greg Malinowski will discuss his method of leasing space on his organic farm to beginning farmers. Greg and his brother spent the time and energy to turn their 60-acre family farm into an organic operation, and then decided that they would share that with others to maximize their investment.
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 pm
Leedy Grange Hall
835 NW Saltzman (near Bales Thriftway in Cedar Mill)
FREE and open to the public
Come early—8 am-noon for our fundraising breakfast!
See leedygrange.org for more information, or call Theresa Thorud, 503-645-5593
From Friends of Family Farmers website:
Several acres of their family farm is rented out to several aspiring and current market farmers. There was a field of beets that turned out to be tended by the farmer from whom I’ve been buying beets at the Portland Farmers Market for years. There is currently 2-3 additional acres available for division among aspiring farmers, and Greg hopes to get some new farmers working the land by next Spring. The Malinowski’s charge rent based on what is made from the crops they sell, providing some breathing room for farmers as they figure out what works with the land and the local markets.