If an organic family farm is your idea of the perfect home business, here’s good news, Americans are buying shares in organic family farms.
I have family members, for instance, who love raw milk… some to drink, some to make kefir, a “probiotic” rich fermented milk product.
Where they live, it’s illegal to sell “raw”milk directly from the farm, but the owners of a cow can drink their own milk.
So the smart farmer who has customers craving raw milk sells “shares” in his dairy herd.
This is a great article about the trend towards “community supported” farming. Organic produce which used to be “expensive” has a competitive advantage now since local produce doesn’t have to be trucked across the country.
This method provides annual seed capital – no pun intended – and can provide cash flow when cash is ordinarily in short supply.
Usually the right to buy at discounted prices is contingent on paying the up front “share”.