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Jacobs put Berry Farm on the market

Jim Wheeler of Jacobs Family Berry Farm inspects one of the many varieties of raspberry plants growing on the farm when it first opened in 2010.
Jim Grant/R-C File Photo

While the property is on the market, the owners of Jacobs Family Berry Farm plan to stick around for a year to conduct the nine weddings booked over the next year.

“Our kids live in Colorado Springs, and we think it is time to move closer to them,” Jack Jacobs said Monday morning. “We are now in our mid-70s and know at some point we’ll need to downsize, so we decided now.”

The Jacobs have owned the former Lampe property off Centerville Lane since 2001 and have been growing and selling berries for the past decade.

Jacobs is serving as president of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and has been a vocal advocate for the concept of agrihoods.

“It has been a touch decision,” Jacobs said. “We love this place and have been successful in building a business and restoring this property into a wonderful place to live.”

Jacobs said that he and Diana will miss their customers and friends.

“One customer said she cried when she heard we are moving,” he said. “It has been heartwarming to have developed so many wonderful relationships. It seems crazy to move, but family is something we have missed and it is calling now.”

Jacobs is a retired civil engineer who moved to Gardnerville from the Bay Area.

Founded by William Lampe, the original property occupied 146 acres in 1887. The farm grew to 300 acres where hay, grain, alfalfa and barley were grown. The property increased in size in 1921, when Lampe purchased the neighboring Henry Elges farm. A portion of the property is now remembered as Lampe Park.