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Randy Stoker
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Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers
410 Century Park Drive
Yuba City, CA 95991

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Gentlemans Farm in Yuba City, CA: Persimmon Orchard and Residence

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Enjoy living in the country and farming your income producing 8 acre Persimmon orchard. Mr. & Mrs. Clean have carefully maintained the 3 bedroom and 2 bath house for you! There is a nice sized detached 2 car garage with work area and plenty of parking for your boat and RV. This lovely ranchette property is located just 10 miles South of Yuba City at the intersections of Hwy 113 and S George Washington Blvd offering easy freeway access to Sacramento, Woodland or Yuba City. There are approximately 845 persimmon trees irrigated on local district AG water. Besides the existing persimmon orchard, the soil will support peach, prune or walnut orchards. Some farm equipment will be available; ask for details. Property address is 8640 S George Washington Blvd, Yuba City CA 95993.   Owner is asking $500,000

MLS # 201402422

Walnut Orchard with Residence For Sale

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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walnut orchard for sale

Walnut orchard and residence for sale in Meridian, California.

Amazing potential here!!! Recently updated Manufactured home sits on approximately 8.8acres planted in Hartley Walnut Trees with new emmiter irrigation system just installed in 2011!!! Great investment property or future home site. Manufactured home features new carpet, paint and tile. Water Rights to Butte Slough where another row of older walnut trees are planted. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Walnut orchard financing will require all cash or agriculture type of  lender; typical residential financing methods will not apply to this property. Normal AG loans require 35% down payment.

MLS # 201121657 ; Click here to view  MLS Info.

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manufactured home on walnut orchard

manufactured home on walnut orchard

Click here for  Walnut orchard & farming information

Walnut orchard and Residence for sale in Meridian, CA.

Sold 5/2013 for $194,00

Almond, Pistachio or Walnut Orchard Land For Sale

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Almond, Pistachio or Walnut Acreage Subdivision developer says sell! Here is a unique opportunity to purchase 65 acres approved subdivision and convert to farm land. There are 12 lots ranging in size from 5 to 7 acres with gated access and paved road through center of subdivision. There is power to the front of the subdivision; well water would be likely source for irrigation. The location is well known for productive almond, pistachio and walnut orchards. Walnut orchards are in close proximity. The soil is a combination of Columbia fine sandy loam and Holilipah loamy sand. Here is your opportunity to buy great farm land and already have your 30 year exit strategy in place! Return the farm to 12 residential parcels when you decide to retire. Located in Hallwood California near the intersection of Hallwood Blvd and Hooper. Please click here for MLS listing information. The asking price is $14,000 per acre. Please contact Randy Stoker at 530-632-0094 for more details

Walnut Orchard For Sale, Live Oak CA

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Brand new walnut orchard offered for sale in Live Oak, CA. The walnut orchard consists of newly planted Chandler variety on black root stock. The trees are planted on 26’ x 20’ spacing. Micro jet sprinklers irrigate the orchard, water supplied by an AG well. The soil is superb: Columbia fine sandy loam soil. The trees are in their 3rd year of growth. The walnut orchard is located in the town of Live Oak, California near the Feather River. Asking price is only $15,000 per acre or $525,000 Update: Sold April 2012 for $15,500 per acre Please call Randy Stoker at 530-632-0094 for more information.

Walnut Orchard For Sale, Nicolaus CA

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Walnut orchard now available in Sutter County, California. 80 plus acres planted to Hartley, Vina and Serr variety walnut trees. Orchard consists of younger to older walnut trees. Soil is perfect for walnut farming; located along the Sacramento River. Orchard information available upon request. Asking price only $872,000. Call Randy today at 530-632-0094 to see this orchard! Update 4/20/12: Sold Click here to view MLS Listing Report Click here to view soil report: USDA Soil Report

Farm Land Available in Yuba City

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

A few farm properties have come available for sale by order of the Bankruptcy Court Trustee’s office. The farm properties are located in Sutter and Yuba County, just north of the greater Sacramento CA area. As these properties come available I will add them to this blog posting. Very few opportunities arise to purchase new farm land in Northern California. If you are looking to start up or expand your farming operation – this is your opportunity! Below are farm properties available for sale by date of posting: August 17, 2011 Sold 1/15/201278 acres of Tomato farm land located in Yuba City, CA near Hwy 113 and the Sutter By-Pass water way. District Water available. Bankruptcy Court is asking $624,000 and parcel is sold “AS IS”. Please contact me at 530-632-0094 for more details. california tomato field August 31, 2011 135 acres of prune orchard in Yuba City, CA. Located just south of Yuba City in an area of almond, walnut and prune orchards. District water available. Bankruptcy Court is asking $1,500,000 and sold “AS IS”. Please contact me at 530-632-0094 for more details. California Prunes

California Farm Land Wanted !

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Almond orchards, walnut orchards, hay and rice land wanted. 

I have buyers interested in your valuable farm land. Farm land values have increased to levels not seen in a number of years, sell your farm land for top dollar today. 

California locations preferred: Yolo County, Sutter County, Yuba County, Butte and Glenn County.

Call today for consultation to determine the value of your farm property.

Walnut Orchard

Randy Stoker (530) 632-0094

Walnut Farming Basics for California Walnut Farmers

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
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Walnut Orchard in Late Fall

Walnut farming is becoming a preferred crop for both large and small farming operations in California. During years 2003-2004 the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) declared that walnuts are beneficial to fight coronary heart disease. Ever since the results of this decade long research by the FDA concerning the heart healthy benefits of walnuts, the demand and value of walnuts has steadily increased.

The California Central Valley features the optimum growing conditions for walnuts. The preferred soils and growing climate for walnuts is located in Sutter and Yuba counties. According to recent reports, up to 99% of America’s supply of walnuts comes from California. Walnut farming appears to be a very stable business, attributable to the health benefits of the walnut and preferred growing conditions in the California Central Valley. 

The decision to purchase a walnut farm is a wise choice given the economic benefits of growing a high demand crop (health benefits) and a limited availability of farm land suitable for farming walnuts in California. Listed below are some guidelines for selecting a walnut farm. 

The size of your walnut farm is tied to the investment you wish to make in farming equipment and the type of irrigation you will use. Irrigation methods determine the type of equipment you will need.  Let me explain:

Walnut trees will need regular irrigation during the spring, summer and early fall months. The better the irrigation method, the better quality walnut produced. Two distinct types of irrigation are common for walnut orchards: 

Flood Irrigation. Flood irrigation consists of flooding the entire orchard with water based on the size of orchard and the depth of the irrigation. In order to flood irrigate, you must own a tractor and disc large enough to move the earth into “ridges and rows” to direct the water flow and keep your orchard from over flowing onto your neighbors property. While the water is flooding the orchard, you must be attentive to the irrigation process and make sure the earthen “ridges and rows” do not collapse and allow the water to escape.  A tractor with 60 hp plus is the average size for disking and plowing fields.

Sprinkler Irrigation. Also known as “fixed set” or “micro jet” sprinklers. The sprinkler irrigation method will use less water that flood irrigation since the entire orchard is not flooded. Sprinklers can be set to only irrigate around the tree rows and not the center of the walnut orchard. Most sprinklers operate from an agriculture well, powered by an electric or diesel engine depending on the size of the orchard. Irrigation by sprinkler is preferred by most farmers due to the ease of operation and lower operating expense. No additional equipment (large tractor, disc) is required for sprinkler irrigation. In fact, some farmers set up remote timers to automatically start and stop their irrigation cycles! 

The common field work relative to both Flood Irrigation and Sprinkler Irrigation is weed and grass control. The preferred method of farming walnuts is to clear all grass and weeds from the walnut tree row and leave grass to grow in the middle of the orchard rows. The grass in the center of the rows helps to contain moisture and clearing of the tree rows improves efficiency of harvesting the walnuts. If you have the flood irrigation method, then you already own a tractor. You would simply purchase a “flail mower” attachment to cut the grass in the orchard row centers. If your orchard is sprinkler irrigated, and depending on the acreage, you could buy a small tractor and flair mower or possibly a large riding mower for farms up to 10 acres in size. 

Besides irrigation and weed control, pest control, pruning and harvesting are the normal walnut farm operations. If you have a walnut farm under 20 acres, most likely you will contract your non-irrigating operations to a local farmer that specializes in custom farm labor. A walnut farm over 20 acres may be large enough to rationalize the additional equipment expense required to complete the normal farm operations. 

How large of a farm should you consider purchasing? The average size walnut farm is 46 acres in California, mostly family owned operations. The size of the farm should be factored along with the type of irrigation method utilized and the equipment required to properly farm. Many California walnut farms are in the 10-20 acre size where by the equipment expense is minimal. 

The life span of a good producing walnut tree is over 50 years. Some varieties of walnut trees (California black stock with English walnut graft) can produce up to 80 years or more! Once you have an established walnut orchard, and you maintain the trees with proper irrigation and pruning methods, your walnut orchard can produce income for years. 

Due to the longevity of the walnut tree, relative ease to farm walnuts and increasing demand for walnuts, the availability of producing walnut orchards for sale are very sparse. Most often walnut farms are sold due to a change in family situations (settle estates) or older walnut orchards needing repair come available. Many farmers will purchase an existing peach or prune orchard and replant to walnuts. Whatever the situation you find, please remember the longevity of a walnut tree and the ever increasing demand for walnut crops make for a fantastic long term investment. 

I am constantly talking to walnut farmers carefully listening for an opportunity to buy or sell a walnut orchard. Many transactions happen as quickly as two phone calls. If you are interested in buying or selling a walnut orchard, please contact me. I will keep your contact information ready for the next opportunity to buy or sell a walnut orchard!

Yuba City or Marysville Farm Land Information

Friday, October 15th, 2010

yuba city or marysville peach orchard

Sutter County Peach Orchard

Sutter County California, which includes Yuba City, contains some of the most fertile farm land in California. Water is plentiful due to the close proximity of the Feather River and water control provided by the Oroville Dam.  A good supply of under ground water is also available.

Two types of farming are predominant in Sutter County; Rice and Orchard crops. Other farming crops in Sutter County include hay, wheat, corn, melons and tomatoes. 

The three largest types of orchards in Sutter County are; Peaches, Prunes and Walnuts. Over the last few years walnuts have become a preferred crop due to the relative ease of farming, a higher wholesale value and increased demand. Much of the local walnut harvest is exported to Europe and Asia where walnuts are gaining popularity and the climates due not support walnut farming. 

walnut orchard in sutter county

Walnut Orchard in Yuba City

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources  (ANR), provides education and hands-on training for many types of farming. A local ANR office is located in Yuba City that provides services to the Sutter-Yuba County farmers. I have taken many courses at the ANR field office, including on-location orchard training that has been a large part of my farming education. All education services are provided with no cost to the local farmers. 

Farm land availability, especially orchards bearing walnuts, has held their value through this current recession. Good producing walnut orchards in Yuba City rarely come up for sale. Upon the rare occasion a walnut orchard is available, there are many buyers willing to pay a fair price. Yuba City is located just 45 miles north of Sacramento along Highway 99 which makes the Sutter County area a favorite for many farmers who also prefer to live near a larger metropolitan area. 

Peach or prune orchards come available more often than walnut orchards. Some farmers are willing to replant portions of peach or prune orchards to walnuts, maintaining some crop to cover the cost of developing a new walnut orchard. 

I was fortunate to locate a residence located on a walnut orchard a few years ago. I had no prior experiance farming but I have plenty of enthusiam. The walnut orchard has been profitable since the day I purchased my property. I would be happy to explain my experiances with anyone considering purchasing a walnut orchard. Here are some images of our 2010 Walnut Harvest.

If you are interested in Yuba City, Marysville or other areas of Sutter and Yuba County farm land please contact me. I constantly monitor the local farm land availability and can contact you when some farm land becomes available. Be ready to make an offer when I call, because Yuba City or Marysville farm land sells very quickly!

pear orchard in yuba city ca

Yuba City Pear Orchard


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