Youtube tour of property: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuyHS2e1RHI and full listing is at https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3gxzq3e – Beautiful and established farm/ranch with small farmhouse available for sale in Fort Bidwell, CA. This place is on its way to providing a rich pasture for healthy livestock, an important source of food and education for the community, and a center for agritourism and farmstays for people who want to see a farm that is situated in nature and providing well for its human caretakers. The land includes 5 parcels, and has about 40 acres of fenced pasture with water rights; 20 acres or so of riparian bench with two-acre garden, a small house, pole barn, and other human-supporting features; and 40 acres of scrubby upland with a fabulous sweeping view of this beautiful valley. A creek runs through the center of the property and is full of wildlife and willows. A spring on the land supplies the pond in the pasture, which also has a seasonal stock tank supplied by well water. The pasture is fenced and ready for your own cows or for a sublease.
Although the growing season is short (90 days or less frost-to-frost) and the location remote, there is a supportive community of young families and others who are very interested in homesteading, permaculture, and making this area a healthy and wonderful place for everyone. The historic hotel in this tiny town boasts live music and local food, and to the south, the hub of the valley includes schools, restaurants, a store, medical clinic, a pub, a tapas bar, an independent bookstore, a farmer’s market, and the center of operations for the local food hub, which operates year-round. There is a strong DIY culture that results in celebrations, parades, and impromptu performances throughout the valley. There are a significant number of artists in this area – really unique for a place that is far from any urban center.
MLS Listing forthcoming
Acres Available for Lease or Purchase: 101
Land is fenced: Yes
Landowner's preferred business arrangement: Buy/sell
Landowner is willing to advise or mentor the tenant farmer: Yes
Property Sale Price: 424,000
On-site Housing is Available: Yes