80 Oakleys Road YEO VIC 3249

At the Foothills of Yeo

Perfect Soil, Water, Climate for Vegetable Growing on Victorian Organic Farm now for Sale
• Certified Organic Farm with the highest quality certified
• Market Leader Vegetable Grower
• Perfect Family or Group Enterprise with jobs galore and an excellent mix for family members

This farm and business are now ready to pass on to the next generation of farmers committed to growing food for Australians. It provides excellent employment opportunities for the full range of skills and expertise within a family and business.

Boasting 20.44 including two dams, four paddocks and six sheds and the house.
The upside for further vegetable growing is plentiful water and perfect climate and soils for many vegetables.

The farm has been established with specialised intensive land use and agricultural improvements and infrastructure, creating an excellent monthly turnover supplying Melbourne markets and complemented by a roadside stall providing fresh and local produce.

All the land is certified organic with NASAA with extensive set (underground) irrigation.

Situated within the well regarded rural location, proximity to town and city services means excellent labour supply with Colac’s population of 12,000 and plenty of other regional centres within easy reach.

Only 10km from the large regional centre of Colac, easy access to major arterial roads including the Princes Highway onto Melbourne, 2.15 hours to the Epping markets or the Melbourne CBD. Two major airports, 2 hours to the Melbourne International airport or 1.15 to Avalon airport.

Water is one of the significant strengths of this property, with extensive irrigation infrastructure from dams with the two largest six meg and eight meg, plus spring-fed creek. Town water is available for washing and further irrigation if required.
Cedar weatherboard house with timber and iron of 148m2 with two bedrooms, one bathroom, open plan kitchen and living, laundry in bathroom, verandahs

Electric cooktop, dishwater, electric hot water, split system AC, slow combustion wood heater

Farm infrastructure includes :

• Machine workshop 81m2 with a suspended concrete slab. Includes kitchen, shower and bathroom and sitting room for workforce
• Wash shed 156m2 with electricity connected
• Truck shed on concrete slab 409m2 with electricity connected. Includes 44 bin capacity cool room using a Freon refrigerant system. The shed has a 4.65m height access door.
• Bin shed 196m2
• Tractor shed 73m2
• Staff amenities area 79m2 with electricity, shower, sinks, kitchen
• Bach machinery shed 147m2 with electricity connected, tool shed of 41m2
• Fuel tanks
• Irrigation and irrigation pumps
• Fencing, primarily post and wire incorporating plain, barbed and electric wires
• Farmgate shop with a security camera, air conditioning and fridge.
• Purpose bought equipment and machinery

Current crop rotations include broad beans, broccoli, cabbages, leek radish, parsnips and silverbeet, and there are usually around 15 varieties currently over seven areas. Fertilisers contain a mixture of Organic Life fertiliser and green manure crops.

Pockets of natural bush remain and four shelterbelts to support biodiversity on the farm.

The additional capacity of the farm and expansion of customers and markets awaits the new owners.

The soils are mainly sandy loam, with no salinity or erosion, excellent pest management for this ideal horticulture farm. It is located in a cool temperate climate with a longer-term average rainfall of approx. 780mm.

This property is being sold on a walk-in walk-out basis.

Agent Details

Michael Ferris

Michael Ferris

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0488005884

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Property information

  • Type Commercial
  • Price Contact Michael - 0488 005 884
  • State VIC
  • Town Village Great Ocean Rd / Otway Ranges
  • Suburb YEO
  • Property Type Farmland
  • Land Size 204415 m2
  • Total Floor Area 400 m2

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