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ABOUT THE LAND
This 500 acres of prime land for lease is near the Gravelle Ferry, approximately 30 km south east of Quesnel. There is a deer fenced market garden of about 5 acres, about 80 acres of arable hay fields, and a couple of hundred acres of rough pasture. The balance is in bush, surrounded by crown land. There is good water access and river frontage along the Quesnel River.
This piece of land has been in production of up to 200 ewes and supported a successful market garden with a CSA. Currently only a small flock of sheep is being kept and the market garden is not in production.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
This place would be ideal for someone who wanted to run some cow calf pairs, put up hay and grow some garden crops. The soil is river silt with some rocky, gravelly parts but the garden has been built up with compost over the years and is very productive. It is a relatively long growing season for the area – sweet corn consistently ripens here!
There is extensive irrigation from a pond next to the river, to irrigate the garden and the hay fields. Otherwise there is a drilled well for wash water and drinking. The fences are high tensile electric and are in pretty good shape but need constant maintenance both to keep deer out and livestock in.
There is a good barn and good shop, a large walk in cooler, a B & W type greenhouse a good root cellar and various other farm buildings. And, it’s on a good gravel road, and only 30 minutes from town.
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The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in Central and Northern B.C. by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.