Activity Type: certified organic

Location: Nevada City

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching:  0.25 acres

Land Description: Looking to sublease a portion of the 1.5 acres in cultivation as Bluebird Farm on the Woolman campus.
Up to 12,600 sq feet of growing space (could be less) that is prepped and amended and in rows with overhead sprinklers on automatic timer. Potential to add drip irrigation as well.  Potential access to tools, cooler, propagation house, trays, and mentorship. Great incubator option for someone who wants to trial running their own farm.  Potential for land for animals on the property as well.

Landowner interested in: Annual fruits, vegetables, flowers.  Certified organic.  Potential for animals.  

Water availability and infrastructure:  70 pounds of pressure gravity fed, filtered and clean.  15 miners inches on the land. 

Arrangement landowner most interested in: Cash lease

Housing available?  Potentially

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#2306 – Bitney Springs and Empress – Nevada City

Location: Nevada County

Total Acreage: 5

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 5

Land Description: About 3-acres are designated prime farmland with full sun and no trees.  There is a small designated environmentally sensitive area due to it being a wetland.    It is available for the next 5 years until they build on it. There is no fencing, electricity or septic. 

Water availability: 21+ gpm well with a brand new RPS solar well pump and panels producing 10+ gpm during sunlight hours. NID is located on the next parcel over, but there aren’t any inches yet available through NID.

Housing availability: No

Landowner interested in: 

  • Orchard and berries
  • Chickens and goats
  • Annual fruits, vegetables and flowers
  • Certified Organic

Arrangement landowner most interested in: 

  • Cash lease
  • Open to sharing in the investment of perennials or other alternative. 
  • Trade

#2305 – Nevada City and Grass Valley – 2 Properties

Location: Jones Bar Road (Nevada City) and Highland Dr. (Grass Valley)

Total Acreage: 10 acres (Nevada City) and 6 acres (Grass Valley)

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 10 and 6

Land Description: The Nevada City property has a lots of sun, the soil is depleted but the owners have been watering and building up the soil in the past year.  There is basic fencing to extend from the deer-fenced vegetable garden.  There are oaks, pines and manzanita.  The Grass Valley property is higher up and cooler with oaks and cedars.  It is more shaded with better soil.  There are fences and outbuildings for livestock and chickens.  There is a sunny terraced 1-acre garden (without a deer fence).

Water availability: 1-2 miners inch (Nevada City) and NID water is available (Grass Valley)

Housing availability:  Potentially yes.

Landowner interested in: 

  • Cows, goats, sheep, pigs, poultry
  • Orchard and berries
  • Annual fruits, vegetables and flowers
  • Certified Organic
  • Collaborate on value-added products

Arrangement landowner most interested in: 

  • Food/work trade

#2304 – Lone Star in Auburn

Location: Placer County

Total Acreage: 30 

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 30

Land Description: Large barn with tractors and many implements. Has 6-acres of Organic apple trees. There is an industrial-powered cold storage and roll-up door for a farm stand. Has had a 2-acre Organic garden in the past.

Water availability: Large NID pond, with 2 canals feeding water, well for the house.

Housing availability: Potential for housing available.

Landowner interested in: 

  • Cows, goats, sheep, pigs, poultry
  • Orchard and berries
  • Annual fruits, vegetables and flowers
  • Certified Organic
  • Other

Arrangement landowner most interested in: 

  • Cash lease
  • Food/work trade
  • Other

#2303 – Enterprise Mine Farms

Location: Nevada County

Total Acreage: 15

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 15

Land Description: There are natural creeks, ponds, irrigation, established rows, fencing, hoop houses, greenhouse for seed starts, citrus, and orchard trees established.  No marijuana cultivated.

Water availability: Creek fed water source, ponds and river flow on the property.  There are also holding sources.

Housing availability: Yes

Landowner interested in: 

  • Orchard and berries
  • Annual fruits, vegetables and flowers
  • Certified Organic

Arrangement landowner most interested in: 

  • Cash lease
  • Food/work trade
  • Other

2202 – Lower Apple Hill

Location: 1480 Madden Lane – Lower Apple Hill

Total Acreage: 71

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 40 acres

Land Description:71 acres. Irrigation and deer fence in place. Apple, table grape, blueberry in place. Several acres previously used for row crops. In lower Apple Hill with excellent sun exposure. Green house in place. CCOF certified. Tractor, implements, and truck available.

Water availability: Four large EID ag meters. Perennial irrigation in place. Irrigation to row crops in place, distribution and emitters needed.

Housing availability: Not at this time.

Landowner interested in: 

  • Cows, goats, sheep, pigs, poultry
  • Orchard, berries
  • Annual fruits, vegetables, flowers
  • Certified Organic

Arrangement landowner most interested in: 

  • Cash lease
  • Food/work trade
  • Other

#2101 Mooney Flat Restaurant and Farm

Location: Corner of Mooney Flat Road and Highway 20

Total Acreage: 8 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 Californiafarmlink.org  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