Benefits of Agrihood Development*:

  • Competitive edge: 73% of US Residents consider access to fresh, healthy foods to be a top or high priority when deciding where to live
  • Agrihoods promote health and social interaction: a community farm can be the centerpiece of a development with programming and educational opportunities fostering community ties.
  • Attractive Return on Investment: Studies show anywhere from 15 to 30% increase in the value of properties adjacent to parks and open space, including working farms.
  • Environmental benefits: Conserving productive farmland, open space and protecting the aquifer
  • Creating jobs and supporting the local economy: keeping food dollars in the community, jobs for farmers, and the potential for partnerships with area ranchers