Sunol Ag Park

The Sunol AgPark, established in 2006, fosters sustainable farming and public education programs while protecting natural resources in the Alameda Creek Watershed. The AgPark is located in the beautiful Sunol Valley on 18 acres at the confluence of two wild creeks and adjacent to the 100 year old Sunol Water Temple.

The Sunol AgPark is owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and managed through a partnership agreement with the Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD). The SFPUC and ACRCD partnership provides land and technical assistance to the farmers and hands-on environmental education programs for Bay Area schoolchildren.

Today, the AgPark is a thriving urban-edge farm, home to six small-scale organic farming enterprises that produce delicious, local and fresh food.

If you are interested in learning more about the Sunol AgPark, visit the pages below or contact us.

Sunol Ag Park Education Programs

History and Management of the AgPark

Meet the Ag Park Farmers

Please note: The Sunol AgPark is a working farm so public access is by appointment only.

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Sunol Ag Park Request For Applications

 Request for Applications

Land available for small-scale organic farmers at the Sunol AgPark

Are you a farmer interested in operating on a small scale amongst a community of other growers? There are currently two plots available (2.5 acres total) in the beautiful Sunol Valley at the Sunol Agricultural Park.

The AgPark was founded in 2006 to promote sustainable agriculture and to provide a valuable educational asset for the community. Owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the AgPark is 18 acres of prime agricultural land located at the confluence of Alameda Creek and Arroyo de la Laguna, adjacent to the historic Sunol Water Temple. It has been leased and managed since 2017 by the Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD).

Currently home to 6 small-scale, organically-managed farms, the AgPark is a collaborative and welcoming space, and is a display of the variety and diversity of sustainable farming systems. During the school year, the ACRCD provides a field trip program for Bay Area elementary school students to learn about the Alameda Watershed, sustainable agriculture, and climate resilience.

Prospective farmers are encouraged to apply for one or both available plots, which will be licensed for a fee of $1000/acre/year, pro-rated through the end of 2024. Farmers also pay a security deposit of $150 per acre and $600 per water meter. Farmers are responsible for the cost of water and are billed monthly at a rate of $0.75/unit. Average annual cost of water is approximately $400-$800/acre. Farms must be operated following National Organic Standards and farmers must carry a Commercial General Liability Insurance policy.

To be considered for a Farming License at the Sunol AgPark, please download and complete the application and submit to Colleen Hotchkiss, AgPark Manager via email at [email protected] by 5PM Friday, March 1, 2024. For any other questions, please contact Colleen at the above email or at (650) 868-7186.

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