“I’d just love it if this farm, that we’ve put our heart and soul into, would go to people who really want to farm,” says Dobie. “It’s such an important part of our local food system and so connected to people in the area, it’s really a gem.”
Spencer Hill Orchard is an historic 7.96 acre certified organic orchard with great highway exposure for agritourism opportunities just west of Grand Forks. The fully irrigated property includes 360 fruit trees including many varieties of apples, pears, plus a few plum, cherry, apricot, and nectarine trees. The productive greenhouse successfully extends the growing season and the upper field produces award winning garlic. The solid 4+ bedroom and 3 bathroom house includes plenty of cold storage, a second kitchen that could be easily licensed for processing and level access through the two bay garage. Outbuildings include an equipment shed complete with walk-in cooler and a barn that is currently used as a concession with community fruit storage in the basement. The property is the site of a popular annual harvest festival and includes infrastructure to hold other events including concerts and weddings. A perfect established property to live your organic dreams with plenty of upside!