DELTA COLORADO HOPS AND ROW CROP FARM LAND FOR SALE

18889 Homestead Road, Delta, Colorado, 81416

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$1,200,000

MLS: 05022-16033

67 Acres

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What You Should Know

  • Hops Farm For Sale

  • Riverfront property for sale

  • Excellent water rights

  • Row Crop Investment Land

  • Utilities Nearby

  • Expansive Shop building

  • Pressurized irrigation system

  • Convenient Highway Access

Why You'll Love It

 

Delta Colorado high-production farm for sale with pressurized irrigation water 

One of the most productive farming areas in the entire state of Colorado is the riverbottom lands surrounding Delta, Colorado, on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies. Of those lands, this is quite possibly the most productive farm in the entire area, due to its pressurized irrigation water, quality soils, and unique selection of crops. The Altitude Mesa farm has grown hops, hemp, corn, pinto beans, onions, and high-quality alfalfa hay for almost 150 years. Delta, Colorado farms are very productive, growing over 250 bushels of corn to the acre, and this farm has every potential to do the same.

Colorado hops farm for sale with productive mature hops varieties

One of the highest-yielding crops, as far as dollars generated per acre, is hops. This farm has 24 acres of hops with trellises made from metal drill pipe, which combined with pressurized drip irrigation lines to ensure a measured flow of water for the vines. Hops don't begin to yield high production until they've had at least three years to mature, and this crop has just reached the maturity stage. Varieties include several high-elevation varieties sought after by craft brewers for their exceptional flavor.

Row crop land to grow alfalfa, corn, beans, vegetables, or hemp

In addition to the hops, the farm also has 34 acres of row crop land that can grow a wide variety of crops, including hemp (the property has previously been registered as a Colorado hemp farm), alfalfa, pinto beans, onions, corn, or vegetables. The farm is versatile enough to be used for a wide variety of purposes. 

Senior Colorado water rights provide outstanding irrigation with engineered pressurized irrigation water system

Anyone with farming experience in the West knows that water rights are everything. No one has a successful farm without water rights that ensure crops can be irrigated throughout the growing season to ensure a successful yield. With 15 shares of the Bonafide Ditch, this farm has some of the oldest water rights on the entire Western Slope of Colorado, ensuring that there is always plentiful water to bring crops to full term. The farm is served by an engineered pressurized pump system, which means that a farmer can deliver a specific quantity of water to any spot on the farm. Pressurized water is used for drip irrigation lines for crops such as vegetables, tomatoes, squash, hemp, hops, resulting in much higher yields and better weed control than with other more antiquated systems of irrigation. The total cost for the irrigation system was $300,000. The property also has a domestic water tap through Tri-County Domestic Water Company. 

Gravel reserve under the property provides high future income potential

This property sits atop a deep reserve of gravel, which is in short supply in Delta County and the rest of Western Colorado. The seller is reserving a royalty of $1.50 a ton, but will otherwise sell the property with the gravel reserves in place. A neighboring property to the west was granted a gravel permit on 80 acres and the property quickly sold to a gravel contractor for several million dollars. It would be very easy to expand the pit to encompass this acreage as well. 

High-quality new metal-sided shop building with high ceilings--hops dryer and hemp dryer installed

The Altitude Mesa farm has a new wooden Cleary 60x64 shop building with concrete floors in one half and gravel in the other half in order to be able to service heavy equipment. The shop walls are 19' high and a hops dryer is installed in one section of the shop, and a hemp drying facility as well. Adjacent to the shop is a new 75'x100' concrete pad with reinforced stem walls and extra-thick reinforced concrete floor that can either be used as a pad to base outdoor operations on, or as a floor and walls for a new shop. The shop is served with three-phase electrical power. A natural gas line is about a quarter of a mile away, and can be brought to the site. No home is currently on the property. 

Colorado riverfront property for sale on the banks of the Gunnison River

The Altitude Mesa Farm is located on the south bank of the Gunnison River about four miles east of Delta. The river flows strongly at this point. It provides good duck hunting and fishing for trout. 

Where You'll Find It

  • Street Address: 18889 Homestead Road
  • City: Delta
  • State: Colorado
  • County: Delta

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Gary Hubbell

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Jake Hubbell

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