Land Bank

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these properties, please contact Sierra Harvest.

#2103 – Warm Microclimate Near Nevada City

Location: Near Nevada City

Total Acreage: 15 acres.

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 15 acres.

Land Description: Land in a warm micro climate near Nevada City.  Strong community working to develop homesteading properties, into growing more food for the community.  Large garden and orchard, fenced. New 15 acre parcel will be brushed in the 2021 season.  Looking for a serious farmer to help develop farm and orchards.  

Water availability: 3 wells one on each property.

Housing availability: Potential for housing in the community.   

Landowner interested in:

  • Farmer to help develop farm and orchards and grow food for a community.

#2101 Mooney Flat Restaurant and Farm

Location: Corner of Mooney Flat Road and Highway 20

Total Acreage: Up to 10+ acres.

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: Up to 10+ acres for farming and more for ranching.

Land Description: Offering for partnership or lease, a part in 3 parcels within 2 minutes of each other, on the same road in Western Nevada County. With up to 10 + acres land for crops and more for pasture.  1 parcel is highway frontage commercial space with cafe’/market,  commercial kitchen building, and 3 acres of land.   Looking to create an integrated food business and community resiliency project.  Including farm to table cafe’, local market and food hub, plant starts nursery and education.  One parcel has several acres in production currently.  Land is currently CCOF. For more information see  Nevada #5486

Water availability: Two parcels have NID and one is a well.

Housing availability: Potential for housing.

Landowner interested in:

  • Farmer to grow food for the restaurant
  • Partner to farm or lease it

#2105 South County Gem

Location:  South County

Total Acreage: 50-acres

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 50 acres

Land Description: Currently being partially grazed, and has a small garden and fruit trees.  Raising meat and egg chickens.

Water Availability: NID water.

Housing availability: Potential for on-site housing.

Landowner interested in:

  • Looking for a farmer to help develop a regenerative farm program.

#1810 Woolman

 Location: Jones Bar Rd

Total Acreage: 20+ acres

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 2 acre suitable for row crops, 30 acres irrigated pasture, 10 acres of orchards

Land Description: Rolling foothills with oaks and pines, meadows, streams and ponds.   The farmland is on a large property that has been a Quaker school and retreat center.  The garden area was hit hard by a wildfire in 2020 and some infrastructure was damaged.  The garden area needs restoration and rebuilding after a wild fire went through that area last summer. Prior to the fire, infrastructure included a large hoop house, barns, milking area, compost brewer, washing shed, greenhouse, pasture fencing needs work.  To see photo and more info: See for more details, under Nevada #5506 

Water availability: NID 13 miners inch

Housing availability: Yes

Landowner Interested in: 

  • Cash-lease
  • Cows, goats, sheep, pigs, poultry
  • Orchard, berries
  • Annual fruits, vegetables, flowers
  • Certified Organic
  • Farmers may manage all or part of the enterprise, depending on their interest. 

#1809 Adam Ryan park

Location: Dog Bar and Rattlesnake

Total Acreage: 1 to 2

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 1 to 2 acres suitable for row crops

Land Description: Southeast sloping with some bottom land. open field with dry grass. No fencing. An old historic ranch site.

Water availability: Rattlesnake canal is above. 2″ pipe open in field. Purchase of ditch water possible.

Housing availability: No

Landowner Interested in: 

  • Orchard, berries
  • Annual fruits, vegetables, flowers
  • Certified Organic
  • cash-lease

#1804 Bald Mountain

Location: Penn Valley

Total Acreage: 5 acres

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 5 acres suitable for row crops, 10+ dryland pasture

Land Description: Open meadow with large oaks. Very sunny and good sandy loam soil. Some livestock fencing. Has had cattle grazing in the past. Has 120 olive trees. Owner has a tractor.

Water availability: Currently has 1/4 miner’s inch NID but could get up to 3″. Has 1 & 1/2″ pipe stubbed every 40′ in pasture. 

Housing availability: No current housing

Landowner Interested in: 

  • Orchard, berries
  • Annual fruits, vegetables, flowers
  • Certified Organic
  • cash-lease or work-trade

#1610 Big Star Ranch

Location: Jones Bar Rd, Nevada County

Total Acreage: 28

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching:  20 fenced acres with 5-foot fencing. All 20 acres is usable for farming or livestock.

Land Description:  Full sun, level land.  No trees.  Some berries remain from Certified organic  production in 2014/2015.  Potential grazing land available.

Water availability: 8 miners inch 88 gpm gravity fed pond & spring.  Headers to run drip system from throughout.  

Housing: Housing might be available, but currently it is now as of Feb. 2021.

Land owner interested in: 

  • Cash lease and or food trade
  • Orchard/berries/annual fruit, flowers and vegetables.