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. We represent the sale of farmland by individuals as well as larger, industrial types of properties. 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.

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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

Featured Farmland For Sale in California

  • Pending
    Running Oak Ranch

    Julian, 92036

    $1,149,000

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

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft3947
    • Lot Size5 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Oak Ridge Stock Farm
    Oak Ridge Stock Farm

    Julian, 92036

    $6,999,000

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

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1800
    • Lot Size621 Acres
  • Sold
    206+/- ACRE CLASSIC COUNTRY RANCH

    Julian, 92036

    $3,750,000

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

    • Bed7
    • Baths8
    • Sq Ft4227
    • Lot Size206 +/- Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Picturesque 115+/- Acre Rare Ranch Opportunity

    Ramona, 92065

    $2,500,000

    Picturesque 115+/- Acre Rare Ranch Opportunity On 115+/- acres of beautiful rolling meadows studded with varietals of oaks, pines,...

    • Bed3
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft1000
    • Lot Size115 Acres
  • Sold
    Panoramic Trail Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $1,390,000

    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

    $299,000

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

      Lot Size166 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    25 +/- Acre Exceptional Agricultural Opportunity

    Julian, 92036

    $359,000

    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

    $1,649,000

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

      Lot Size177 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Double R Ranch
    Scenic Multipurpose Residential Retreat

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $1,995,000

    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
    9+/- Acre Ranch With Adobe Home

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $695,000

    9+/- Acre Ranch With Adobe Home Classic Olde California on over 9 acres, Sunshine Summit, Warner Springs. Original adobe...

    • Bed3
    • Baths3
    • Sq Ft2978
    • Lot Size9 Acres
  • Sold
    Southwestern Style Home With Views

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $435,000

    Southwestern Style Home With Vista Views Stick built San Diego County home, remodeled in 1999, this spacious, solid home...

    • Bed4
    • Baths3.5
    • Sq Ft2681
    • Lot Size4.55 Acres
  • Sold
    Fallbrook Oasis

    Fallbrook, 92028

    $545,000

    FALLBROOK OASIS A beautiful botanical paradise boasting valley and mountain views, this 9.46+/- acres offers the potential for a...

      Lot Size9.46 Acres
  • Sold
    7 +/- Acre Ranchette With Crisp Mountain Views

    Ranchita, 92066

    $389,000

    7 +/- Acre Ranchette With Crisp Mountain Views Sweet, clean ranchette, 3 bedroom 2 bath home, with crisp mountain...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1707
    • Lot Size7.5 Acres
  • Sold
    Martinez Creek Ranchette Homesite

    Mountain Center, 92561

    $795,000

    Martinez Creek Ranchette Homesite 40+/- acres of gorgeous and varied terrain to explore and enjoy scenic mountain vistas while...

      Lot Size40 Acres
  • Sold
    Julian Countryside Home With Barn On 4 Acres

    Julian, 92036

    $579,000

    Julian Countryside Home With Barn On 4 Acres A whimsical dome home with barn & apartment on over 4...

    • Bed4
    • Baths2.5
    • Sq Ft1417
    • Lot Size4.19 Acres
  • Sold
    11.36 Acres Fully Fenced In Ranchita

    Ranchita, 92066

    $489,500

    11.36 Acres Fully Fenced In Ranchita When you want Montana ranch life, but you want to be in California!...

    • Bed2
    • Baths3
    • Sq Ft1493
    • Lot Size11.36 Acres
  • Sold
    Equestrian's Dream With Home And Hobby Vineyard

    Volcano, California 95689

    $999,000

    Equestrian’s Dream With Home And Hobby Vineyard Spectacular place to call home for you and your horses!  Just outside...

    • Bed4
    • Baths3
    • Sq Ft4205
    • Lot Size8.49 Acres
  • Sold
    Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate

    Valley Center, 92082

    $2,995,000

    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
    Southern California Dream Mountain Retreat

    , 93243

    $1,395,000

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DREAM MOUNTAIN RETREAT This private and peaceful 120-acre mountain retreat is a very rare offering situated inside the stunning...

    • Bed3
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft2000
    • Lot Size120 Acres
  • Sold
    Secluded Retreat on 93 +/- Acres

    , 92036

    $875,000

    Secluded Retreat on 93 +/- Acres of Mountain Beauty with Charming 1200esf Custom House On 93 +/- acres in...

    • Bed1
    • Baths1.5
    • Sq Ft1200
    • Lot Size93.69 Acres
  • Sold
    Private Retreat in Hoskings Ranch

    , 92070

    $2,100,000

    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
    Versatile Equestrian Property

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    $1,200,000

    Versatile Agricultural and Equestrian Property A beautiful and versatile 26+/- ranch in rural San Diego County offers endless possibilities...

    • Sq Ft4461
    • Lot Size26.74 Acres
  • Sold
    160 Acre Mesa Grande Ranch

    , 92070

    $1,995,000

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

    • Sq Ft1990
    • Lot Size160 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Game Bird Business and Home

    Ranchita, 92066

    $1,150,000

    Weber’s Game Birds Unique opportunity to acquire a profitable business and attractive turnkey home in the beautiful backcountry of...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft2066
    • Lot Size9.54 Acres
  • Sold
    Remarkable Julian Home

    , 92036

    $835,000

    Offered at $835,000. MOTIVATED SELLER for potential 11 acre home/land estate.  Extraordinary custom design home on 5+/- acres  with adjacent 6.09...

    • Baths3.5
    • Sq Ft4428
    • Lot Size5 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Mesa Grande Ranch
    Dynamic Mesa Grande Ranch

    , 92070

    $2,395,000

    Dynamic Mesa Grande Ranch Located high atop historic Mesa Grande, one of the regions most coveted locales, lies this...

    • Bed2
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1600
    • Lot Size80 Acres
  • Sold
    Mesa Grande Hilltop Estate

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $1,999,000

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

    • Bed2
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1861
    • Lot Size98.09 Acres
  • Sold
    Serene Mesa Grande Ranch Getaway

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $1,500,000

    Endless opportunity awaits at this stunning 80 acre ranch located in one of the most desirable backcountry communities in...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1700
    • Lot Size80 Acres
  • Pending
    Ranching Investment Opportunity

    Sutter Creek, 95685

    $1,400,000

    Amador County Ranching & Agricultural Investment Opportunity Ideal investment opportunity awaits at this rare 146.97 acre former vineyard &...

    • BathsN/A
    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size146.97 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View

    Ramona, 92065

    $150,000

    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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