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.

Farmland for sale

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.

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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.
  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. 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.

Featured Farmland For Sale in California

  • Pending
    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
  • Active Listing For Sale
    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
  • Pending
    Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate

    , 92082

    $2,995,000

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

    • Baths2.5
    • Sq Ft2436
    • Lot Size93.52 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    188 Acre Multi-Family Estate

    , 92086

    $2,200,000

    188 Acre Multi-Family Estate 188 Acre multi-family estate at the foothills of Palomar Mountain watershed and on the Temecula...

    • Sq Ft1432
    • Lot Size188 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    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...

    • Sq Ft2000
    • Lot Size120 Acres
  • Sold
    Park-Like Private Lot in Valley Center

    , 92082

    $199,777

    Park-Like Private Lot in Valley Center Park-like and private 2.57 acre lot situated in a sought after area of Valley...

      Lot Size2.57 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    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...

    • 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
  • Pending
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    Julian Hilltop Property

    , California 92036

    $149,000

    Opportunity awaits at this beautiful 13-acre property, located just ten minutes away from the quaint, historic town of Julian,...

      Lot Size13 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

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    $950,000

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

    • 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...

    • Sq Ft1000
    • Lot Size80 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Mesa Grande Hilltop Estate

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    $1,999,000

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

    • Sq Ft1861
    • Lot Size98.09 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Lakeside View Property

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    $500,000

    Lakeside View Property There is much to explore at this 19+/- acre property situated on Rattlesnake Mountain.  Bordering the...

    • BedN/A
    • BathsN/A
    • Sq Ftn/a
    • Lot Size19.1 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Serene Mesa Grande Ranch Getaway

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    $1,500,000

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

    • Sq Ft1700
    • Lot Size80 Acres
  • Pending
    Amador County Acreage

    Sutter Creek, 95685

    $1,100,000

      Amador County Acreage Stunning 200.39 acre property situated in the Sierra foothills near the historic towns of Sutter Creek and Jackson...

    • BedN/A
    • BathsN/A
    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size200.39 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 &...

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

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    $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
  • Pending
    North San Diego County Orchard
    40 Acre Diamond T Ranch

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    $995,000

    40 Acre Diamond T Ranch Located in the scenic and desirable backcountry community of Mesa Grande, a large plateau overlooking...

    • Sq Ft1841
    • Lot Size40 Acres

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