Land Bank wants agricultural lease proposals

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank offers agricultural leases for 0.5 acres on Sweetened Water Preserve in Edgartown, 7.6 acres on Short Cove Preserve in West Tisbury and three acres on Peaked Hill Reservation in Chilmark. Full Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are available upon request and are on the MV Times website (see for Sweetened conservation water, Short Cove Preserveand Peaked Hill Reservation).

The terms are from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2027. If both parties agree, the end date of the term can be extended until December 31, 2031. Prospective bidders must “specify how they will operate the lease” , such as crop details. or livestock, and whether new infrastructure will be needed, such as wells or fencing. Bids must not “contain any non-agricultural material” and “comply” with Land Bank policies, specifically Part 2.1, which lists policies relating to agriculture.

“Bidders must be able to demonstrate secure accommodation on the vineyard, in order to be able to provide appropriate oversight of the lease,” the tenders said.

Submissions must reach the Land Bank no later than Tuesday, November 29 at 10 a.m. Bids may be mailed to PO Box 2057, Edgartown, Massachusetts 02539, hand-delivered to 167 Main St. in Edgartown, or emailed to [email protected]. for more information contact [email protected] or 508-627-7141.

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