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rfp in california sierra foothills

Posted: February 28 2013

The American River Conservancy is looking for farmers and/or partners to submit quality proposals to lease portions of the Historic Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm (aka “Gold Hill Ranch”) in the foothills of El Dorado County.  Attached you will find the official RFP and map of the areas we are seeking to lease.
The American River Conservancy, a non-profit conservation organization, seeks one or more partners to develop portions of an historic farm into a destination, agricultural tourism enterprise.   Selected partner(s) would lease farm acreage and/or buildings, make capital improvements, and operate business enterprises consistent with protecting the site’s cultural, natural and agricultural resources.   The selected partner would work with the ARC to market activities, host a variety of events, and grow agricultural products for sale.  The farmhouse, garden and barn may be suitable for an event center or restaurant.  Suitable agricultural production may include vineyards, orchards or livestock production.  Ultimately, the goal of all agricultural production on the farm is to become certified organic.
Questions or requests to tour the Wakamatsu Farm property may be directed to either Alan Ehrgott or Elena DeLacy at (530) 295-2190. Scheduled Tours of the Wakamatsu Farm Property will be held on Feb. 23, March 2nd and March 16th from 9am-12 noon.  Additional information regarding the history of the farm may be obtained through the following URL: www.arconservancy.org/wakamatsu
PDF Link: Larger Wakamatsu Farm RFP

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