Most young farmers want farms upon which they can build their lives.
Saundra and Chad Williams are the owners and operators of HoneyMade Farms. They are looking for secure land access with Local Farms Fund.
Saundra with Butter. Saundra has been described by her previous employers as “terrific with animals” and “a hard worker that gets to it” with “passion and drive.”
Local Farms Fund provides early-stage organic or sustainable farmers in the NY Foodshed (NY, NJ, CT) with the opportunity to lease and then own their farms. Using Slow Money principles, the Fund delivers positive social (farm business & community development) and environmental (sustainable agriculture) impacts while generating modest financial returns for the investors.
Local Farms Fund is seeking $150,000 – $300,000 to support a farm purchase for the Williams in Columbia County, NY. This will be the second farm purchase for Local Farms Fund and this fundraising is part of a larger $1 million offering.
Local Farms Fund is managed by a leader in organic farmland investment, Working Farms Capital. The Fund has a low investment minimum suitable for individuals, families and small foundations in the NYC tri-state area. Current investors have said that Local Farms Fund is an important addition to their investment portfolio because it:
- delivers impact by providing a path to land ownership for these farmers,
- works with farmers creating local and sustainable businesses and jobs,
- uses a model with strong capital preservation characteristics,
- provides expert management focused on lowering investors’ risk, and
- only invests and does not speculate in farmland.
For more information about Local Farms Fund or to receive the investment offering please contact Kevin Egolf, the Co-Founder and Manager via the contact details below.
About HoneyMade Farms:
Saundra and Chad Williams are owners of HoneyMade Farms, a farm focusing on grass-fed dairy (cattle) and organically raised meat. The farm business was created in 2014 with the primary goal of operating a raw milk dairy. The herd is raised on pasture and exceeds animal welfare standards. The cattle (and future livestock) are heritage breeds, chosen for their milk/meat quality and their appropriateness to the land and climate of the Hudson Valley. After looking at several possible farms for their growing herd of cattle, the Williams decided that working with Local Farms Fund will provide a clear path to future ownership.