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Mitchell Family Farms – Real Estate Auction (637 Acres)

Tuesday, March 23, at 1:00 pm EDT

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Auction Type:
Auction will be held at:
Mitchell Family Farms Auction Location, 36800 M-140
Covert, MI 49043 United States

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Auction Contact

Chuck Ranney – Auction Manager
Phone:616-560-0839
Email:chuck@1800lastbid.com

Important additional info for Parcel 11, Luce Ave, Newaygo: Parcel #11 will be 52 acres with the home and barn included.

Description:
Looking forward to semi-retirement, the Mitchell Family will be selling blueberry land, a processing facility, as well as other multi-use parcels of real estate at public auction. Parcels include beautiful potential building sites overlooking ponds, great hunting land, and multiple parcels located within a few miles of Lake Michigan. A total of 637 acres including 337 acres in Van Buren, 35 acres in Berrien, 168 acres in Newaygo, 81 acres in Oceana, and 15 acres in Muskegon counties. Much of the blueberry acreage is irrigated and some are organic. 16 parcels total of which 14 parcels will sell with no minimums no reserves to the highest bidder! Outstanding opportunity to buy blueberry land including early season fresh and late season fresh varieties and other multiuse parcels of real estate in great locations.

Mitchell Family LP – Sellers

The address for the Auction Location is as follows: 36800 M-140, Covert, MI 49043

Online bidding is available, however, you must call ahead to pre-register in order to bid online. Please call Donna at 616-389-6440 by March 16, 2021 to register.

Mitchell Family Farms will be selling (2) BEI Blueberry Harvesters & 8 irrigation pumps that came from their farm at online auction on Rangerbid.com (A Miedema Company) on Tuesday, March 30. Also selling will be irrigation pipe & wet line for blueberry processing. 

Important additional info for Parcel 11, Luce Ave, Newaygo: Parcel #11 will be 52 acres with the home and barn included.

VIDEO: Interview with Tom Mitchell

  • 637 Acres
  • 14 of the 16 Parcels Selling with No Minimums – No Reserves
  • (4) Farms of Organic Blueberries
  • Blueberries Include Early & Late Season Fresh
  • Hunting Land and/or Building Sites with Ponds
  • Housing
  • Multiple Parcels Close to Lake Michigan

Parcel 1 – 80 Acres *Nice Selection of Blueberry Varieties*

● Frontage: 70th St.
● County: Van Buren
● Blueberry Acres: 41.7 Acres
● Varieties: Duke, Weymouth, Jersey, Rubel, Elliot
● Water Sources: Pond
● Irrigation: Overhead
● Buildings: Trailer 

Parcel 2 – 46.4 Acres *Great U-Pick Location on M140*

● Frontage: M-140
● County: Van Buren
● Blueberry Acres: 12.8 Acres
● Varieties: Bluecrop, Blueray, Elliot, Jersey
● Water Sources: Pond & Well
● Irrigation: Drip & Overhead
● Buildings: Trailer & Apartment for Employee Housing 

Parcel 3 – 51 Acres *Great Location for a U-Pick*

● Frontage: M-140
● County: Van Buren
● Blueberry Acres: 33.2 Acres
● Varieties: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot
● Water Sources: Pond
● Irrigation: Overhead on South Sections
● Buildings: ±32’x60’ Pole Barn with Electric, plus additional pole barn

Parcel 4 – 40 Acres *Organic Farm*

● Frontage: 68th St.& 34th Ave.
● County: Van Buren
● Blueberry Acres: 26.4 Acres
● Varieties: Bluecrop, Jersey, Rubel, Weymouth
● Water Sources: Well
● Irrigation: Drip
● Buildings: Pole Barn with Electric

Parcel 5 – 5 Acres *Electric Overhead & Great Bluecrop Farm*

● Frontage: 68th St
● County: Van Buren
● Blueberry Acres: 3.9 Acres
● Varieties: Bluecrop, Jersey, Rubel
● Water Sources: Well
● Irrigation: Drip & Overhead
● Buildings: N/A

Parcel 6 – 10 Acres *Very Close to Packing Shed & Great Soils*

● Frontage: 38th Ave.
● County: Van Buren
● Blueberry Acres: 5.8 Acres
● Varieties: Jersey, Bluecrop, Rubel
● Water Sources: Well
● Irrigation: Drip
● Buildings: N/A

Parcel 7 – 6.2 Acres *Processing Plant*

● Frontage: 40th St
● County: Van Buren
● Blueberry Acres: 1.7 Acres
● Varieties: Bluecrop
● Water Sources: Well
● Irrigation: Overhead
● Buildings: Processing & Packing Plant (34,000 SF & Office Space w/ 3 Phase Electric), House, Garage on 5 Acres 
**This parcel cannot be combined with any other parcels and will subject to seller’s acceptance or rejection of the high bid**

Parcel 8 – 60 Acres *Organic Fresh & Process*

● Frontage: 72nd St & 376 (44th Ave.)
● County: Van Buren
● Blueberry Acres: 46.3 Acres
● Varieties: Bluecrop, Duke, Jersey, Rubel
● Water Sources: Pond & (3) Wells. The Wells Recharge the Pond
● Irrigation: Overhead on Entire Farm
● Buildings: N/A
● Other: Ideal Soil for Organic Farming and/or Peat

Parcel 9 – 40.2 Acres *Many Varieties for Season Long Production*

● Frontage: 376 (44th Ave.)
● County: Van Buren
● Blueberry Acres: 29.4 Acres
● Varieties: Weymouth, Concord, Stanley, Rancocas, Jersey, Rubel, Elliot, Patriot
● Water Sources: (2) Wells
● Irrigation: Drip
● Buildings: Pole Barn with Chemical Storage & Electric
and has Employee Housing Onsite

Parcel 10 – 0.97 Acres *Potential Building Site*

● Frontage: Taft St.
● County: Ottawa
● House needs to be demolished
● Address: 12537 Taft St., Nunica 

Parcel 11 – 52 Acres *Good Varieties & Good Production*

● Frontage: Luce Ave.
● County: Newaygo
● Blueberry Acres: 30 Acres
● Varieties: Elliot, Aurora, Nelson, Jersey
● Water Sources: Well
● Irrigation: Overhead
● Buildings: Home and Barn included with Parcel 11

Parcel 12 – 46.4 Acres *Certified Organic Farm*

● Frontage: 100th St.
● County: Newaygo
● Blueberry Acres: 31.8 Acres
● Varieties: Bluecrop, Jersey
● Water Sources: Well & River
● Irrigation: Overhead
● Buildings: Small House
● Other: Fenced in Farm 

Parcel 13 – 35.57 Acres *Certified Organic Farm*

● Frontage: Paw Paw Lake Rd.
● County: Berrien
● Blueberry Acres: 16.6 Acres
● Varieties: Bluecrop, Jersey
● Water Sources: Well & Pond
● Irrigation: Drip. Plenty of Capacity for Overhead with Pond
● Buildings: Pole Barn with Electric, Trailer & Apartment for Employee Housing

Parcel 14 – 80 Acres *Fenced in Farm with Home & Barn*

● Frontage: Lever Rd..
● County: Oceana
● Blueberry Acres: 25.5 Acres
● Varieties: Elliot
● Water Sources: Well & Pond
● Irrigation: Overhead & Double Drip
● Buildings: Home & Barn 

Parcel 15 – 14.5 Acres *Irrigated Elliot’s*

● Frontage: Putnam Rd.
● County: Muskegon
● Blueberry Acres: 13 Acres
● Varieties: Elliot
● Water Sources: Well
● Irrigation: Overhead
● Buildings: N/A 

Parcel 16 – 70 Acres *Prime Potential Development Parcel in Great Location*

● Frontage: W. 56th St.
● County: Newaygo
● Other: 70 Acres previously used for pastureland, Farm barn was used for cattle, Entire farm is fenced, Located close to Fremont near the high school, Potential future development parcel, Close to Fremont Lake, Great hunting parcel you can enjoy while it goes up in value
● Buildings: N/A 
**This parcel cannot be combined with any other parcels and will subject to seller’s acceptance or rejection of the high bid**

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Open House Times:

  • March 15 All parcels- 3:30 – 4:30 PM.
  • March 22 Parcels 10-12 and 14-16 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM and Parcels 1-9 and 13 from 3-4PM. Auction Reps will be at parcels 7 and 14 during these open house times to answer any questions. All other buildings will be open for your inspections at this time also. Land can be viewed anytime at your
    convenience.

Registration:

  • Begins at Noon at the Auction Location: 36800 M-140, Covert, MI 49043 in a Pole Building

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. There are no titles available to the buyer for the trailers used for migrant housing that are on some of the parcels of real estate.

Buyer’s Premium

  • A 3.5% 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. 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.

All written material is subject to change. Announcements made day of sale take precedence over printed material.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, March 23
Time:
1:00 pm
Auction Type:

Organizer

Chuck Ranney – Auction Manager
Phone: 616-560-0839
Email: chuck@1800lastbid.com

Auction will be held at:

Mitchell Family Farms Auction Location
36800 M-140
Covert, MI 49043 United States
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