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Rifle Road Acreage - 14.6 acres of ALR Land in Kelowna

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Land Details

Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes
Total land size in acres
28
Wooded Area
No
Cultivable Area
14.6 acres - one field (9.93 acres), one field (2.44 acres), one field (1.16 acres), one field (1.10 acres)
Expansion potential (acres)
No
Zoning
ALR
Current use
  • Not used for agriculture -
Current practices
    State of the surface of the cultivable area

    The land currently sits fallow and is mostly covered with tall grass. There are a few wood piles on the land, consisting of decaying pear trees from the orchard production in previous years. These can be cleared prior to putting this land into new farm use. A new driveway at the north end of the property has been constructed and irrigation service has been updated at the road and is ready for tie-in. Active orchards border the north and west property lines. Outside of the cultivable area, a protected wetland courses the western side of the property from north to south, then east to west. This is visible in the photo above and is identifiable by the brown area (cattails) on the western and southern portion of the property.

    Description and historical use of land available for farming

    The properties were originally part of a larger pear orchard, dating back to the early 1950s. Irrigation was installed for the original orchards, but has since been decommissioned and would need to be re-installed. The orchards stopped production in the late 1990s and the land has sat fallow since. The land owners hold irrigation rights for 12.8 acres, which can be utilized by the lessee.

    Road Access
    Yes - Driveway access from Rifle Road at northern border of the property.
    Electricity
    Yes
    Cell Service
    Yes
    Long-term goal or vision for land

    Established vineyard and other crops in production; providing a space for sustainable farming in the Okanagan.

    Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
    No
    Current residents living on property
    Yes - Residence on land outside of the acreage offered for lease.
    Availability of farm buildings
    No - Temporary structures could be accommodated outside of farmable land.
    Land is fenced
    No
    Availability of farm machinery and tools
    No
    Water source
    • Irrigation system -
    Water rights to these sources
    Yes - 12.8 acres of rights
    On-site housing
    No - Seasonal living could be accommodated with RV owned by lessor. Alternatively, lessee could provide their own RV.
    Restricted access of visitors
    No
    Preferred Agriculture Products
    • Orchard/Fruit -
    • Other - Vineyard
    Current Agriculture Practices
    • Certified Organic -
    • Organic -
    • Conventional -
    Agronomic potential
    Excellent
    Current practices
    • Texture - Well draining
    • Sloping -
    • Slope orientation and degree of slope (specify) - South-facing slope for large portion
    • Good drainage -
    Preferred arrangement
    • Lease -
    Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
    No
    Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
    No
    Agreement duration
    10 years - negotiable

    Learn More

    Message Listing Owner

    Email: tessa@youngagrarians.org

    Address

    655 Rifle Road
    Kelowna, BC
    CA

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