Land Bank

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

1811 Butterfly Creek

Location: Colfax Hwy at Coleman

Total Acreage:  12 acres

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 2-3 acres suitable for row crops,  12 acres irrigated pasture. 

Land Description:   Open pasture with cross fencing/llivestock fencing. Trees to the east provide winter shading.  Wet areas in the summer, pond, and creek runs through property. Barn storage. 3 generations of  being farmed.

Water availability: 2 miners inch NID. Hose bibs throughout. Natural springs on property.

 Housing availability: Yes, small house attached to main house available for rent.

Landowner Interested in: 

  • Sheep
  • Annual fruits, vegetables, flowers
  • Cash-lease

#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

#1808 Rapp Ravine

Location: Pleasant Valley Rd

Total Acreage: 3 to 5 acres

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 3 to 5 acres suitable for row crops.

Land Description: Open dry pastures. Rollings hills. Oaks and pines. Owner willing to fence. Has grazed cattle. Owner is very motivated.

 Water availability: 60 gpm well in the field

Housing availability: Yes. New barn with 1 bedroom apartment rental

Landowner Interested in: 

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

#1806 Witt Lane

Location: Bitney Springs area

Total Acreage:1 to 3 acres

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 1 to 3 acres suitable for row crops

Land Description: Beautiful site above the Deer Creek canyon. Slight western slope. Gray pines. Some livestock fencing, never been farmed. Has a chicken coop but no chickens currently. Goat herd to work the canyon present.

Water availability: 3 miners inches NID gravity line with line running to site.

Housing availability: Possible

Landowner Interested in: 

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

#1807 Chirpa Way

Location: Penn Valley

Total Acreage: 1 acre

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 1 acre suitable for row crops

Land Description: Full Sun on a slight Western slope. Fairly flat. Rocky clay soil.  4-5 Foot livestock fenced. Never been farmed.

Water availability: 1/2 miners inch NID. Hose bibs in small garden area. Sediment filter and 2″ PVC

Housing availability: Possible

Landowner Interested in: 

  • Cows, goats, sheep, pigs, poultry
  • Orchard, berries
  • Annual fruits, vegetables, flowers
  • Certified Organic
  • Permaculture
  • cash-lease or food/work trade

#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

#1705 Raccoon Trail

Location: Chicago Park area

Total Acreage: 5.1 acres

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 1/2 to 1 acre suitable for row crops, 1 acre irrigated pasture, 1 acre dryland pasture

Land Description: East sloping to flat meadow with gray and ponderosa pines and oak trees. Some fencing and fence posts but no wire. Never been farmed. Ground squirrels present. There is a large garden shed and shack that could be used.

Water availabilityNID 1/2 miners inch, 12 gpm well water with 2,500 gallon tank. 2 ” line and hose bibs. 

Housing availability: Possibly

Landowner would need to be reimbursed for water costs and possible road maintenance fee.

#1613 Cement Hill

Location: Cement Hill, Nevada City, Nevada County

Total Acreage: 6

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching:  1/2 to 1 acre. Not fenced.

Land Description: Full summer sun. Level. Cherry trees. Previously gardened. Has gopher issues.

Water availability: NID ditch with 13 to 15 gallon pump

Housing availability: None

#1612 Cat Tail

Location: Chicago Park, Nevada County

Total Acreage: 5.5

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching:  2/3 acres. 1/2 acre fenced with nylon fencing. Has t-posts.

Land Description: Full summer sun . Pines in the south may shade in winter. Year round creek. Previously vegetable garden and orchard. Owner has tractor and other resources to share.

Water availability: Pump in pond (5 gpm), shallow well (15 gpm)

Housing availability: Possible trailer

#1611 Swan Drosa

Location: Auburn Rd, Nevada County

Total Acreage: 6

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching:  1.5 to 2 acres. No fencing.

Land Description: Sunny flat area along creek. Oak trees. Previously farmed.

Water availability: Well (7 gpm), Year round Creek

Housing availability: Potentially