Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Total land size in acres
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)
- Not used for agriculture -
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.
Yes - Driveway access from Rifle Road at northern border of the property.
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.)
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.
Availability of farm machinery and tools
Water rights to these sources
Yes - 12.8 acres of rights
No - Seasonal living could be accommodated with RV owned by lessor. Alternatively, lessee could provide their own RV.
Restricted access of visitors
Preferred Agriculture Products
Current Agriculture Practices
- Certified Organic -
- Organic -
- Conventional -
- Texture -
- Sloping -
- Slope orientation and degree of slope (specify) -
- Good drainage -
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
10 years - negotiable
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