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ABOUT THE LAND
This property is an incredible, turn-key opportunity to establish a successful market garden in the heart of Summerland. Around 1.6 acres in size, this plot was previously farmed for seven years by a successful, organic-certified market gardener. The farmer has since moved on to a larger plot of land in order to scale up their business, and has left a great set up for a new farmer.
The 1.6 acres is flat, has good soil, and has several useful buildings and amenities. These include: a small walk-in cooler with an A/C unit; a covered wash-station area with water and power hook-ups; a small greenhouse; a tractor shed and working tractor with attachments; and other small tools. A new farmer would need only minimal investments in order to get the property up-and-running for their project.
Prior to the last farmer, the property was used for llamas and alpacas, and currently there are beehives overwintering on the property. The property is non-ALR, and there may be an additional 0.3 acres of garden space available to a farmer. There is a separate entrance and gate for farm-access from behind the property. Irrigation is provided via the City of Summerland, with a separate meter and agricultural allowance.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Trout Creek, where the property is located, is a bustling and close-knit community in Summerland, B.C. Local markets in both Summerland and Penticton make easy access for sales, and the previous farmer also sold directly to the many restaurants and other businesses nearby.
The landholders would like someone to take up regular farming of this parcel again for food production. They are keen that the new farmer also continue with organic-certified practices, with which this land has been maintained for the past 14+ years.
ABOUT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
This property would suit a knowledgeable but newer farmer, who is ready to strike out on their own and would benefit from the existing infrastructure and set up. It’s possible to work the property entirely alone, with some additional walk-behind tools and perhaps the help of a friend or two during key harvest times. The farmer should already live locally, as accommodations are not available on-site.
The farmer should be a conscientious and tidy worker, as the land abuts the landholders’ home and backyard. They should also have a strong business plan at the ready to ensure that they can make a success of this excellent opportunity.
Don’t delay getting in touch, as this opportunity won’t stay around for long! It would be perfect for a Spring 2024 start-date.
GET IN TOUCH!
This land is available through the B.C. Land Matching Program. If you are interested in this land opportunity, please contact the Okanagan Land Matcher, Pascale, at email@example.com 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
For more details, check out the UMAP Listing for this property.
To learn more about the BC Land Matching Program and other land opportunities, visit youngagrarians.org/tools/land.
The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Okanagan-Thompson 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 the Real Estate Foundation of BC.