Front Range Colorado Orchard, U-Pick & Country Store

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Unique Location with Plenty of Water and Top-Notch Care!
Asking Price:
$615,000

Gross Revenue:
$140,000
Cash Flow:
$100,000
(Seller's Discretionary Earnings)

EBITDA:
 Not Disclosed
Inventory:
 Not Disclosed

FF&E:
$8,400
included in asking price

Real Estate:
$531,600
included in asking price

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Business Description

This orchard and U-Pick operation 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 various 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, one country store barn, one storage barn, an antique tractor, two apple presses, trees, fencing and two major water taps are the tangible business assets 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.

About the Business

Year Established:
2013
Number of Employees:
3
Real Estate:
Owned
Building Sq. Ft.:
2,688
Facilities:
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 tractor for wagon pulls and two cider presses for customers to use.
Market Outlook/
Competition:
There is almost no competition on Colorado eastern slope. This is a one-of-a-kind property in a very nice location.
Growth & Expansion:
As the orchard matures, the yields will increase ten-fold. The trees are effectively 5 years-old. When they reach 10 years-old, they will be near full yield capacity.
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About the Sale

Reason For Selling:
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.
Seller Financing:
$50,000, 5 years, 6%

Listing Info

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1549681
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Business Listed by

Carolyn Ryan

Colorado Business Brokers
License# FA.100077038

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Sponsoring Broker:

Glen Cooper
Colorado Business Brokers
License# #ER.100036824 Colorado R.E. License

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