Big Creek Farm

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aerial view of the Big Creek Farm, with farm in the foreground and the Sandy River and surrounding forest and hills visible beyond the farmland and toward the horizon

An aerial of summer and winter vegetables at Big Creek Farm (Sandy River in the background)

The owners of this nearly 50-acre farm circulated a request for broker proposals to sell the property. In order to ensure the property would forever remain in farm use, EMSWCD and the owners instead reached an agreement for EMSWCD to purchase the property. The property continues to be operated as a vegetable farm while EMSWCD considers plans for future ownership. Vegetables produced on site can be found at Portland area grocery stores.

Are you a farmer or landowner interested in learning more? Visit our Landowner Options page or contact Matt Shipkey, our Land Legacy Program Manager at (503) 935-5374 or

Please note that because the property is a working farm and is under lease to a private party, public access is not permitted.