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Contra Costa #5768


Contra Costa #5768


Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) in Contra Costa county is now accepting proposals for a farming lease for 532 acres, the majority of which is located on Jersey Island. The RFP is open August 1, 2022 – September 2, 2022. The RFP for Farming Lease document is available at

Ironhouse Sanitary District is interested in enhancing the financial performance of Jersey Island. The purpose of this RFP is to identify a qualified Lessee to lease and maintain approximately 532 acres of farm land owned by ISD (“Leased Premises”). ISD currently farms and maintains this property with ISD staff. The Leased Premises consists of two parcels, a Jersey Island Farming Parcel and a Mainland Farming Parcel and certain improvements described more fully in this RFP. The Jersey Island Farming Parcel consists of approximately 344 acres of irrigated land. The Mainland Farming Parcel consists of approximately 188 acres of unirrigated land. If a preferred Lessee is identified through this RFP process and approved by the ISD Board, it is anticipated that the ISD Board would direct staff to execute a Lease Agreement with the preferred Lessee. After execution of the Lease Agreement, the Lessee would begin working with ISD staff during a transition period. It is anticipated the commencement date of the Lease Agreement would be November 1, 2022.

Current farming practices on property: Conventional;Dry Farming

Acres Available for Lease or Purchase: 532

County: Contra Costa

Land is fenced: Yes

Landowner's preferred business arrangement: Lease

Expected lease rate for farm/ranch property: To be determined - Lessee will submit proposed lease payments for five years as part of proposal

Landowner is willing to advise or mentor the tenant farmer: Yes

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