LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres for lease with orchard and housing – Harrop, B.C.

Posted by Nyree Marsh on May 24, 2024

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ABOUT THE LAND

This 2 acre land opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, north of Nelson. The 4.7 acre property has wifi and cell service and is located just minutes from the Harrop ferry. The driving time to Kaslo is 40 minutes, 20 minutes to Ainsworth Hot Springs and 35 minutes to Nelson.

The communities of Harrop and neighbouring Procter are accessible by free cable ferry that crosses the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. This ferry runs 24/7, 365. The property is within walking distance of the lake and the Harrop-Procter Community Forest.

View of the upper area of the property

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The current landholders have been on the land for 30 years and have a small-scale garden in addition to the orchard, which was planted 25 years ago. In the past, the landholders have had sheep and donkeys on the property. The landholders are looking for one or two farmers to take over maintenance of a garden and small orchard. There is also land available to increase food production and have small livestock.

The available 2 acres was previously part of much larger farm and used extensively for decades. The land is on a north facing slope with excellent soil, good drainage and ample sun exposure.

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The landholders currently reside on the property. They are looking for someone to help them keep their land in production and, ideally, increase production. The landholders are in retirement and hoping to find a land seeker who is interested in connection and community-building. They have years of experience to offer a land seeker in terms of sharing local knowledge and they maintain a warm and hospitable environment on their scenic property.

Cabin for land seeker

This opportunity is suitable for someone interested in market gardening, raising small livestock like sheep, donkeys and poultry and managing the existing fruit orchard.

There is housing available for rent on-site. The landholders would like to assess fit and interests first, hoping to make a long-term arrangement with the right individuals. Due to the cozy size of this cabin, this opportunity would be ideal for a single land seeker or a couple.

Inside the cabin

As long-time residents of the area who have also raised their family there, the landholders are a great resource for farmers looking to connect with local Kootenay farming and the wider community.

GET IN TOUCH!

This land is available through the the B.C. Land Matching Program. If you are interested in this land opportunity, please contact the Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Nyree Marsh, at nyree@youngagrarians.org with the link to this post, any relevant photos, and a paragraph or two on each of the following:

  • About you
  • Your farming experience
  • Your plans for the land

Learn more about this land opportunity on the Young Agrarians UMAP. For more about the B.C. Land Matching Program and other land opportunities, please visit youngagrarians.org/tools/land.


The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Columbia Basin by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, with additional support from Columbia Basin Trust and the Real Estate Foundation of BC.