Friday, March 27, 2015

35-Acre Farmland Lease Opportunity with Peninsula Open Space Trust

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Pescadero Open Space Trust (POST) has just released a request for proposals (RFP) to lease the 35-acre backfield of their Butano Farms property in Pescadero, CA. POST is soliciting proposals from individuals interested in leasing the land for productive agricultural operations.

POST staff will lead a mandatory tour of the site for prospective operators at 10am on April 17, 2015. If needed, a second tour will be scheduled. Please RSVP for the tour by April 10 to loleary@openspacetrust.org. 
Additional information, including sample lease language, previous land uses, and other information will be available at the tour. All interested parties must attend the tour. Please do not try and visit the property prior to the site tour. Access is across a private road and bridge with locked gate.

PROPOSAL SUBMITTAL
Proposals must be submitted by May 31, 2015 to the attention of:

Laura O’Leary
Peninsula Open Space Trust
222 High Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
loleary@openspacetrust.org
650-854-7696 x339

Proposals will be evaluated based on economic, social and ecological factors, including but not limited to: suitability of the proposed use for the site, contribution to the agricultural community, viability of the business plan, proposed investments, benefits to natural resources, qualifications of the applicant(s), and completeness of the proposal.

For the full RFP, please email mika@cafarmlink.org. While FarmLink is not the point of contact for this land listing, please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any further questions.