Farm Land for Sale in California

Our farmland for sale throughout California includes large plots, expansive parcels, small, casual hobby farming plots with accompanying home and organic farms and agricultural structures. Scroll down to browse exclusive farms for sale in San Diego. We represent the sale of farmland by individuals as well as larger, industrial types of properties.

Farm for sale

When searching for farmland for sale in California, it’s important to consider the accompanying infrastructure and accommodations – for instance, irrigated farmland for sale will require a price premium compared to undeveloped or abandoned farmland for sale. Here’s what to look for in farms for sale in California.

San Diego Farms for Sale

There’s an estimated 2 million farms in existence throughout the United States. According to the San Diego Farm Bureau, San Diego is the 19th largest farm economy by county in the nation with more small farms that any other county. More than 5000 farmers live in the San Diego county tending to a quarter of a million acres – feeding in to the 5th largest industry in the county. Avocado farms, orchards and vineyards are particularly popular in San Diego county locations like Fallbrook, Julian and Ramona. Here’s a graphic compliments of SD FarmBureau.

farming in San Diego

Tips for Buying Farmland in California

California has one of the highest farm real estate values in the United States (see chart from USDA below). This makes the cost of buying farmland in California very high initially. This figure alone, however, does not necessarily indicate the true cost of farmland affordability. According to the 2017 National Young Farmer Survey, 75% of young farmers (age 35 and younger), are first-generation farmers. The vast majority of these (80%+), operate farms smaller than 100 acres and about half operate farms of 10 acres or less. In California, only 27% of these survey respondents own the land they farm on making it difficult to make long term investment and practice beneficial long-term ecosystem management practices. While multigenerational farmers are in decline, there are many financial, social and professional benefits to working a farm with family.

Land and Farm Real Estate Values by State

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  1. Determine a realistic budget you’ll need to support yourself and your farm. Think about how you will generate income on your farm and how long it will take before that stream begins producing. Map out a timeline.
  2. Research the areas that support the type of farming you’d like to to and make sure that the land there supports it. Also look to neighboring communities and local resources for support.
  3. Have an open mind about different farmland options to buy and the timetable for when you can make a purchase. You may be able to find farmland for lease in California to build you business while you save to buy farmland or lease-to-own farmland.
  4. Work with a brokerage that provides agricultural loans. They can help you find eligible land, identify existing farm land for sale and help you get approved with competitive rates/quotes from several different lender.


Investing in Farmland For Sale

If you are looking for agri land for sale beyond San Diego County, let us know and we would be happy to help you find farmland for sale in northern California and other regions in the state. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts are grown in California. The potential for agricultural development in California is well known and parcels of varied size, location and development are constantly entering the real estate market. Following the prolonged  drought (over 7 years) in California, farmland property values were on the decline and abandoned farms were available for sale. Abundant precipitation and cooler temperatures since 2017 has helped end the drought. We expect agricultural properties that depend on water to appreciate in value as a response to this recent rainfall. We know Farmland land for sale, let us help you find your next farm.

Fun on the Farm in Julian, CA

  • Active Listing For Sale
    Rancho Cerca Del Cielo

    Pauma Valley, CA 92061


    Situated on 44+/- acres, Rancho Cerca Del Cielo presents an exceptional opportunity for farming enthusiasts, agricultural entrepreneurs, or families...

    • Bed3
    • Baths3
    • Sq Ft2346
    • Lot Size44.17 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Ballena Vista Farm

    Ramona, CA 92065


    Discover Ballena Vista Farm: Where Legacy, Luxury and Lifestyle Converge. Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the Ramona Valley...

    • Bed5
    • Baths4
    • Sq Ft4672
    • Lot Size170 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Star B Ranch

    Ramona, 92065


    Step into a world where the spirit of the American West comes to life at Star B Ranch, home...

    • Bed3
    • Baths3.5
    • Sq Ft3800
    • Lot Size590 Acres
  • Sold
    Bonsall Grove & Homesite

    Bonsall, 92003


    Introducing a remarkable opportunity for nature enthusiasts and investors alike! Presenting a sprawling 27+/- acre property nestled in the...

      Lot Size26.93 Acres
  • Sold
    Breezy Farm

    Ranchita, 92066


    Seeking the tranquility of the country lifestyle to fulfill your dreams and enjoy self-sustainable living? The possibilities abound at...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft2066
    • Lot Size9.54 Acres
  • Sold
    Casa Rock Crest

    Warner Springs, CA 92086


    Welcome to Casa Rock Crest, a classic 1940’s multifamily ranch-style retreat elevated above the expansive 17,800-acre San Felipe Valley...

    • Bed3
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft1634
    • Lot Size17.19 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    42 Acre Magee Road Ranchette Site

    Pala, CA 92059


    One of the last large, undeveloped properties in the higher elevations of the Rancho Heights neighborhood, this 42.4+/- acre property features panoramic...

      Lot Size42.4 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Breathtaking 71 Acre Hilltop Panorama Site

    Pala, CA 92059


    One of the last large, undeveloped properties in the higher elevations of the Rancho Heights neighborhood, this 71.49+/- acre property features panoramic...

      Lot Size71.49 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Rancho Vista Del Valle

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    Located high atop historic Mesa Grande, one of Southern California’s most coveted rural lifestyle locales, lies a wealth of...

    • Bed5
    • Baths6
    • Sq Ft3251
    • Lot Size151.07 Acres
  • Sold
    Morning Star Ranch

    Boulevard, 91905


    Dreaming of wide-open space with privacy and the quintessential country lifestyle? Your dream awaits at Morning Star Ranch, a...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Lot Size120 Acres
  • Sold
    Historic I.B. William’s Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    I.B. William’s Ranch, a historic homestead, conveniently located along the gateway to the quaint town of Julian in the...

    • Bed3
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft1118
    • Lot Size13.81 Acres
  • Sold
    Historic Rancho Jamul

    Jamul, 91935


    Historic Rancho Jamul, established in the mid-19th century, the headquarters for a once sprawling cattle ranch and equine operation...

    • Bed13
    • Baths12
    • RRC#598-050-14-00
    • Lot Size120 Acres
  • Sold
    Quiet Oaks Country Retreat

    Julian, 92036


    Seller will entertain offers in the value range of $975,000 to $1,100,000. Enjoy country living with AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEWS...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • RRC#292-120-65-00
    • Sq Ft2400
    • Lot Size11.4 Acres
  • Sold
    Running Oak Ranch

    Julian, 92036


    Running Oak Ranch Running Oak Ranch located in the heart of San Diego County’s apple, wine, and gold country...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • RRC#NDP2111081
    • Sq Ft3947
    • Lot Size5 Acres
  • Sold
    Oak Ridge Stock Farm

    Julian, 92036


    Located in the heart of Southern California’s pristine San Diego County Mountains, sits the 621+ acre Oak Ridge Stock...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1800
    • Lot Size621 Acres
  • Sold

    Julian, 92036


    206+/- ACRE CLASSIC COUNTRY RANCH In the heart of Southern California’s pristine mountains, centered between the Cuyamaca Mountain Range...

    • Bed7
    • Baths8
    • RRC#NDP2108666
    • Sq Ft4227
    • Lot Size206 +/- Acres
  • Sold
    Panoramic Trail Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    Panoramic Trail Ranch Ideally situated on 40+/- breathtaking pastoral and wooded acres in the private, gated Panorama Trail neighborhood...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1845
    • Lot Size40.70 Acres
  • Sold
    San Diego County Recreational Paradise

    Mount Laguna, 91948


    San Diego County Recreational Paradise Rare opportunity to own pristine, expansive mountainous land in the San Diego backcountry community...

      Lot Size166 Acres
  • Sold
    25 +/- Acre Exceptional Agricultural Opportunity

    Julian, 92036


    25 +/- Acre Exceptional Agricultural Opportunity In the beautiful agricultural center of Julian, CA lies a rare offering of...

      Lot Size25 Acres
  • Sold
    177 +/- Acre Pristine Ranch Paradise

    Ramona, 92065


    177 +/- Acre Pristine Ranch Paradise ~ Seller Accepting Backup Offers ~ In the lush agricultural heart of the...

      Lot Size177 Acres
  • Sold
    Double R Ranch
    Scenic Multipurpose Residential Retreat

    Warner Springs, 92086


    Scenic Multipurpose Ranching Retreat 142+/- acres of scenic, private residential ranch land tucked away on the Northeastern margin of...

    • Bed5
    • Baths5
    • Sq Ft3500
    • Lot Size142.10 Acres
  • Sold
    Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate

    Valley Center, 92082


    Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate Come enjoy the country lifestyle at this stunning Valley View Vineyard Estate...

    • Bed4
    • Baths2.5
    • Sq Ft2436
    • Lot Size93.52 Acres
  • Sold
    Private Retreat in Hoskings Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    Magnificent Private Retreat in Hoskings Ranch; History and Style Unite in a 4,500 esf Custom Ranch Home on 46...

    • Baths3.5
    • Sq Ft4500
    • Lot Size46 Acres
  • Sold
    160 Acre Mesa Grande Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    160 Acre Mesa Grande Ranch An incredible opportunity awaits at this 160-acre ranch property, located in the heart of...

    • RRC#190045266
    • Sq Ft1990
    • Lot Size160 Acres
  • Sold
    Mesa Grande Hilltop Estate

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    A rare opportunity awaits at this remarkable hilltop home situated on 98.09 acres with extraordinary 360- degree panoramic views. ...

    • Bed2
    • Baths2
    • RRC#200001737
    • Sq Ft1861
    • Lot Size98.09 Acres
  • Sold
    9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View

    Ramona, 92065


    Parcel #23: 9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View MOTIVATED SELLER!!! Price Reduced! Sitting on 9.46 acres in sunny Ramona, this...

    • BedN/A
    • BathsN/A
    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size9.47 Acres

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