It all starts with a vision.
We were tired of building temporary structures and mobile farm stands. No longer able to afford building structures which we would not be able to own, we needed the sense of stability that comes with ownership of land, even if ownership is a relative term and in actuality no one truly owns land.
We needed farmland in the most expensive farm real estate market in the nation. And we needed it close enough to the communities of the Boston Providence metropolitan area. And we wanted a landscape that could inspire our communities to roll up their sleeves, and put in the hard work.
But, we just didn’t have that type of money.
After finding a small plot of land that seemed to have everything. We put out a question to the community – if we purchased this land, would you be interested in investing and becoming a partial owner? And overnight and over the weekend, a string of YES’s poured in!
We formed the Puncatest Heights Land Collaborative LLC and in our first round of calls for investment, family, friends, and CSA members wired their investments over and we were able to put in an all cash offer for the property in September of 2018. After navigating a number of hoops and hurdles, the property finally closed and became ours in March of 2019!
Later this year we will be launching our second round of investment, looking to fund building and infrastructure projects that can help the property host both a functional farm and a community space. Such projects include:
- a multi-functional barn for cold storage, farm storage, and community meeting space
- two greenhouses to enable year round food production
- a solar PV system to generate 100% of our electrical needs
- an expanded driveway and parking lot
If you are interested in investing, whether it is the minimum $5,000 share or more, please email us as firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will share with you our terms of investment, the benefits, returns, and rewards on investment, and we can set up an introductory meeting.