Cheese, Beef, Dairy, Orchard?? Your dream……
Living the life! This great farm located in tranquil Okanagan valley with the Shuswap River flowing along the land located East of Vernon and Kelowna and nearby lakes.
This potentially organic farm operation has direct sales to the public thru the farm store on the premises, web orders and farmers markets, thereby maximizing profits on this unique operation. Limited fertilizer is used on the land and there is an option to utilise organic milk in the making of the cheese, this provides you with the option to develop the organic nature of the farm.
A total of 142 Acres, on two titles, incl. 3 beautiful newer homes, a cabin and a large new retail store make this a fantastic package. Properties like this are rare to come on the market and being it in such a beautiful area and bordering the Shuswap River this might be your chance to own this very nice farm, close to Cherryville. All the land is fenced and cross-fenced. Most of the land is irrigated with River water rights. It includes a wheel line irrigation system with a newer 50 HP electric pump. 300' Wheel line, 1000' hose reel plus hand pipes.
Currently the land is mostly in alfalfa however corn is no problem at all to grow on this land.
The Cheese processing facility is capable of processing 3000 liters a day; a complete setup for non-pasteurised processing keeping the farm taste of the cheese. Complete with newer equipment and renovated processing areas it is a state-of-the-art set up. The milk is currently purchased thru the BC milk Board however it can easily be produced in the dairy facilities on site. The cheeseplant processing room is 24'x31', the aging rooms are 24'x83' and the retail space is 36'x32'.
The facilities include a double 5 herringbone parlor (only used for 3 years). Three coveralls with concrete slatted floor, a manure pit and automatic manure scrapers. A total of 74 free stalls, 2 maternity pens and heated water bowls. Outdoor lagoon. The measurements of the coveralls are as follows: 30'x70', 38'x80', 50'x80'.
There are two wells on the property which provide excellent water for all the homes and the cheese plant. It includes a water treatment system.
Currently the farm is mainly operated as a cheese farm and an organic beef farm with the beef being sold at the Farmers markets. The onsite store is selling cheese, organic meat products, imports and souvenirs and is a great money maker and the core of the retail business, complimented by sales at farmers markets, to wholesalers and online / web orders.
It is possible to milk your own cows and make cheese without having to buy quota. There is a special government program that will give free quota for those who would like to milk cows and make cheese.
You can also make it into a Berry farm / Orchard, if that is your dream. The name Cherryville says it all. Lots of possibilities! Come for a look and bring your own ideas or continue as is!
Information on the houses:
House 1: +/- 1,700 sq. ft bungalow style, D-Log Home, no basement, crawl space. 10-11 years old.
Wood flooring throughout the house, a real wood kitchen, open design. 4 Bedrooms, 1- 4 pc. bathroom which includes the laundry room. This is a very inviting home. Outside is a covered deck to enjoy the beautiful views. Log home with asphalt shingles.
House 2: +/- 1,000 sq. ft. plus a walk out finished basement, also 1,000 sq. ft. This home is 3-4 years old.
Maple kitchen cabinets including an island with sink. Master bedroom upstairs with a large walk in closet and an en-suite 3 -pc bathroom.
Extra 2- pc bathroom upstairs. Flooring is all laminate on both levels.
Downstairs are 2 bedrooms and a large rec. room. Outside is a great large covered deck.
Vinyl siding and asphalt shingles.
House 3: +/- 1,000 sq. ft, no basement, crawl space, totally renovated 2 years ago. 10-11 years old.
Kitchen has all oak cabinets. Outside is hardy plank and asphalt shingles.
All houses are heated by a wood stove.
The cheese farm can be sold as a turn key operation, including all the cheese inventory and equipment for making cheese. The farm machinery and cattle are negotiable. Currently the farm operation provides income for three families.
You can buy this beautiful property with or without the business and this is how it is priced:
Without the business; land, buildings and houses only: $3,400,000.
Business included: $3,700,000.
Business for sale only: $900,000.00
As you can see it pays off to buy the total package.
Call us to set up an appointment for viewing of this amazing property!