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Glei’s Orchard & Greenhouses Real Estate Live Auction

December 7, 2023, at 1:00 pm EST


Auction Type:
Auction will be held at:
Louis Emery Park Community Center, 2121 Lewis Emery Dr
Hillsdale, MI 49242 United States

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Auction Contact

Sid Miedema – Auction Manager
Chuck Ranney – Auction Manager

Farm Location: Glei’s Orchard & Greenhouses Real Estate

3500 Milnes Road, Hillsdale, MI 49242 

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By order of the Hillsdale County Circuit Court, Miedema Auctioneering will be selling the real estate of Glei’s Orchards & Greenhouses at public auction. (Equipment to be sold at second auction on Thursday, December 14). 280 acres offered in individual parcels, in any combination of parcels, or the farm in it’s entirety. Includes 79 acres of apple orchards in their prime, tillable, productive farm land, modern CA and storage buildings, over 66,000 SF of greenhouses with a retail store building offered on a separate parcel. Prime farm land with irrigation available. Outstanding opportunity for continued use as orchards or converting all to cash crop farm. Also beautiful building site potential. Live auction will be held at 1PM at Louis Emery Park Community Center, 2121 Lewis Emery Dr, Hillsdale, MI.

Real Estate Highlights
• 280 Acres
• Offered in several individual parcels, in any combination of parcels or in its entirety
• 79 Acres of Apple Orchards with several popular varieties of apple trees, ±30% Honey Crisp
• Trickle Irrigation
• 135 Acres of prime tillable farm land
• 7 Acres of Evergreen trees to be sold as Christmas Trees
• Buildings were built in 2008
• 7,036 SF Refrigerated Storage
• 8,260 SF Packing Plant with shipping area and loading docks
• 5,720 SF Cold Storage with 20’ ceiling heights and insulated with refrigeration system for controlled atmosphere and long term storage
• Migrant Housing to accommodate up to 21 employees
• 66,682 SF of Greenhouses – Offered in separate parcel
• 6,868 SF Retail space used as Retail Garden Center

Parcel 1:
± 61 Acres | Frontage on Milnes Road

  •  8,260 SF Packing Plant with Shipping Area & Loading Docks
  • 5,720 SF Cold Storage with CA Rooms, 20’ Ceiling Heights, Refrigeration System for CA & Long-Term Storage
  • 4,200 SF Shop/Equipment Building
  • 3,528 SF Machine Shed
  • Pesticide Storage Building
  • Multi-Family 3-Unit Migrant Housing Home for up to 21
  • This parcel has several acres of producing apple orchards with popular varieties, ± 20 Acres of wooded land and tillable farm land.

Parcel 2:
± 68 Acres of Land | Frontage on Mauck Road

  •  Nearly all Tillable Land
  • Currently has producing apple trees with popular varieties and land used for soybeans

Parcel 3:
±46 Acres | Frontage on Milnes Road

  • ± 66,682 SF of Greenhouses
  • Large Retail Store Building with Cooler
  • Large Parking Lot
  • Large Propane Tank
  • Large Building used for Greenhouse
  • ± 35 Acres of Tillable Land

Parcel 4:
± 10.7 Acres of Tillable Land or a Beautiful Building Site | Frontage on Gay Road

Parcel 5:
± 7.8 Acres of Land, Mostly Tillable with some Wooded Land towards the back | Frontage on Gay Road

Parcel 6:
± 11 Acres of Land with Pond. This parcel is the pond used to irrigate the main farm on Milnes Road. Also includes low land with higher land towards the back | Frontage on Gay Road

Parcel 7:
± 7 Acres of Land, mostly tillable with a gravel pit in the back portion | Frontage on Gay Road. 


Parcel 8:
± 50 Acres, mostly all farmable with several acres of apple orchards. Also includes a machine shed | Frontage on Brown Road. *Parcels 8 & 9 share a common 10’ high Deer Fence*

Parcel 9:
± 20 Acres all Tillable land. Currently has apple trees and soybeans | Frontage on Brown Road. *Parcels 8 & 9 share a common 10’ high Deer Fence*

*Parcels will be offered in individual parcels, any combo of parcels or in its entirety*


Open House Times:
  • Monday, Nov. 20 (1PM-4PM)
  • Thursday, Nov. 30 (1PM-4PM)
  • Begins at 12PM at 2121 Lewis Emery Dr., Hillsdale, MI.
Deposit for Real Estate:
  • 10% of the successful bid price is required at the auction by good check, cash or cashier’s check. This deposit is NOT refundable if the buyer does not carry through with the purchase. Your bidding is not conditional upon financing, so be sure you have arranged financing if needed or are capable of paying cash at the closing. Conditions: The terms and conditions of this auction will be governed by the contract for the sale of Real Estate (herein called the buy/sell). The following terms are a summary provided for the convenience of the bidder. The buy/sell is available in the bidder’s packet and should be reviewed prior to the auction. All properties sell “AS IS WHERE IS” with no warranties of any type expressed or implied as to the merchantability, usability, fitness for a particular purpose, or any matter of whatsoever type of nature. Any improvements, which must be made, are the responsibility of the purchaser. All information advertised or states was derived from sources believed correct but is not guaranteed. All property dimensions are only approximations. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own information, judgment and inspection of the property and record. The real estate will be sold free and clear of all the liens. The property will however be sold subject to any easements and building and use restrictions of record. Any announcements made at the auction site take precedence over printed material. Sells subject to the approval of the Receiver.
A 10% Buyers Premium will be added to the high bid. Closing Terms:
  • Balance of purchase price due at the closing. The seller will pay taxes and assessments due on or before the auction. Possession at closing except for the apple storage building. Seller shall provide an owners title insurance policy in the amount of the purchase price. Closings will be held at a local title company. Closing fees of approx. $450 will be divided evenly between the buyer and the seller
Buyer’s Note:
  • If you are the successful bidder, you must go to the closing table to sign all the purchase agreements immediately following the conclusion of the auction. At that time, your check will be endorsed as a non-refundable deposit on the property. Individual purchases are to be considered as singular transactions, not contingent on any other purchases of properties on the auction. The ability to obtain financing is NOT a contingency of the sale. The auction will be conducted at the sole discretion of the auctioneer and any bids may be recognized at their discretion.
New Data:
  • New data, corrections or changes could be made after the printing of this brochure. Please arrive prior to the start of the auction to inspect and consider any information and changes.
  • Seller is not required to collect Sales Tax on this auction.
  • All written material is subject to change. Announcements made day of sale take precedence over printed material. Sales Tax:


    December 7, 2023
    1:00 pm
    Auction Type:


    Sid Miedema – Auction Manager
    Phone: 616-538-0367
    Chuck Ranney – Auction Manager
    Phone: 616-560-0839

    Auction will be held at:

    Louis Emery Park Community Center
    2121 Lewis Emery Dr
    Hillsdale, MI 49242 United States
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