Sacramento County ID #1381: Up to 5+ acres for beginning farmers
Come and start your farm on Grand Island in The SF River Delta. Property is 100 acres located 30 min South of Sacramento and 1 hour 15 min Northeast of Oakland. Land available for lease from 5,000 sq ft to 5 acres or more! Irrigation infrastructure being designed, only furrow irrigation currently available. Owner hopes to have infrastructure in with the help of EQIP in 2013. Water tests show amazingly pure well water, included in the monthly lease price. Soil is a clay loam, very level. No deer competition on the island so no fencing needed. We enjoy being in zone 10b or 14, depending on the source. Owner would like to develop communal tool share system depending on interest of potential farmers. A powerful walk behind tiller currently on site. There are 10 acres of developed grounds which are open to farmers including access to a kitchen, swimming pond/beach and option to stay in tents overnight April – Oct. No permanent residence available due to zoning laws on property but towns are nearby. First farmers to join get a discounted lease rate for their first year. One year lease acts as trial for both farmer and landowner opening up to potential long term leases thereafter. Check out our website www.thefar.me.