Property By Region: Grass Valley

#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

#2302 – Highway 174 – You Bet Road

Location: You Bet Road and Highway 174.

Total Acreage: 5

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 5

Land Description: The property is split by Lost Lake Rd.  Pasture on west side of Lost Lake Road.  Barn, chicken house and small garden on the east side of the road.  The 3-acre pasture has seasonal creek down the middle and has livestock perimeter fencing.  Full sun. Part of the barn, chicken house and east garden area are currently being use.  This area can be used for pig, goat, compost development from abundant organic matter.  Partial sun in this area.  Might have a tractor available for usage with all the attachments.  A sawmill is also available so there is lots of lumber available.

Water availability: Seasonal spring with a 4,000-gallon storage.  In 2022, a new 12 gpm well was installed to supplement spring in low water years.  The spring pump and well pump discharge to a 1,500 gallon storage tank.  Therefore, there is 25 psi water pressure supply to the pasture, barn, chicken house on the lower part of the property.  More water storage on the hill could be added. 

Housing availability: There is the potential for mobile home farmer housing.

Landowner interested in: 

  • Production of food

Arrangement landowner most interested in: 

  • Fairly flexible with leasing and share of the crop. Might not need to lease – just share the food produced.

#2301 – Greenhorn Area, Grass Valley

Location: La Noria Ct., Grass Valley 

Total Acreage: 25

Estimated acreage for farming or ranching: 25

Land Description: Flat land and good soil.  Whole area is fenced.  Very good sun exposure.

Water availability: 30 gpm well with two 2,500 gallon storage tanks.  Gravity fed water.

Housing availability: Not at this time.

Landowner interested in: 

  • A mixture of fruit trees and annual crops

Arrangement landowner most interested in: 

  • Fairly flexible with leasing and share of the crop. Might not need to lease – just get to work the land.