Location: Front Range, Colorado
Listing ID: 011750
Unique Location with Plenty of Water and Top-Notch Care!
This orchard is a direct farm-to-consumer enterprise with a fully-formulated business plan and structure. It offers a new owner a family-friendly, back-to-nature experience growing and selling several unique and heirloom varieties of fruit (Yes, on Colorado’s Front Range eastern slope!) It’s new and positioned to become the largest fruit grower on Colorado’s eastern slope. The acreage, equipment and retail barns, trees, fencing, two major water taps, antique tractor and two apple presses are the primary business assets that are included in the proposed sale. The orchard growth is 5 to 6 years old and is now producing.
This year, the orchard hopes to gross $140,000 with about $40,000 in expenses. Increasing yields should help revenues grow quickly over time. By 2024, annual yield may be as much as 20,000 bushels per year and annual sales could exceed $1,000,000. This is a unique opportunity for early investment in what could be decades worth of harvests!
Its 1,800 young trees – planted using standard-size root stock on its 15.2 acres – average 5 to 6 years in age and are at the very beginning of their productive years. The orchard owner always has the choice of several sales channels. Farmers markets, U-Pick operations, and other retail or wholesale options are available. The orchard already has a Farmers Market following and a strong U-Pick & Country Store start.
After a corporate career, the current owner dreamed the dream and planted the trees. Now, at age 60, he wishes to slow down a bit, and usher in a successor. He has developed a tree care plan second only to the quality of the groundwork he has done to establish an early reputation for his orchard operation. There is a complete Orchard Management Manual ready for the new owner and he has built Farmers Market and vendor relationships with all the other farmers, growers and industry suppliers to mitigate the risks of bad weather wiping any one of them out.
Reason For Sale:
Seller making life changes
Training & Support:
Seller will be available to train and assist new owner as needed. There is a full-time key employee who is also available for the transition. The seller is not leaving the area, so will be on the scene long-term.
Two buildings on the site are a 768 sq. ft. country store and 1,920 sq. ft. equipment storage barn. The 1,800 trees are fenced in by a 7.5 ft. high “game” fence. There’s an antique truck for wagon pulls and two cider presses for customers to use.
There is almost no competition on Colorado eastern slope. This is a one-of-a-kind property in a very nice location.