FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2018 10 Comments

Cherry Orchard View

ABOUT THE LAND:

Gorgeous property on the Naramata bench overlooking Okanagan Lake is home to
approx. 360 healthy Lapin cherry trees which produce 10-12,000 lbs of cherries each July.  The orchard is fully irrigated and has been conventionally managed with seasonal pruning, watering, spraying and bird management to date.

Orchard

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

The landowner is looking for long-term orchard manager to replace a retiring one and take over the lease. The landowner would like to see the orchard transition to organic management and sees possibilities for value-added sales (eg dried cherries, cherry brandy). There is the possibility of housing for the prospective farmer on the property in a gorgeous, newly renovated cabin, right next to the orchard. There is also space and opportunity for vegetable growing, and buildings for livestock. The area is densely populated with wineries, so a farm stand on the property could be a good option for sales.

There is good support from BC Tree Fruit Co-op in place and mentorship could be possible from kind-hearted, seasoned orchardists in the neighbourhood.

The right person for this opportunity will be dedicated to maintaining the orchard in a caring, and tidy way, and will have a vision and farm plan to make a successful business in cherry farming.

Barn

GET IN TOUCH:

This land opportunity is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program. If you are interested in this land opportunity, please contact tessa@youngagrarians.org.

Check out the UMAP listing at: https://maps.youngagrarians.org/locations/55145

For more land opportunities, and to learn about the B.C. Land Matching Program, please visit youngagrarians.org/land

The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Okanagan by the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture.

10 thoughts on “FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.

      1. Hi George,

        I’ve forwarded your note to Tessa, the Okanagan Land Matcher. If Harjit isn’t interested, Tessa may be able to help you find a farmer to lease your orchard.

        Keep an eye on your email inbox!

        Cheers,
        Michi

    1. Hi Shane,

      This orchard opportunity has been filled, but I will put you in touch with our Okanagan Land Matcher, Tessa.

      Cheers,
      Michi

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