Working Farms Capital develops and seeds farmland ventures looking to prosper from the long term growth of local and organic foods. Our focus is sustainable agriculture — mostly local foods and organic practices with ecological impact. We have been managing such ventures since 2008, including Iroquois Valley Farms LLC, the first private equity company to directly connect investors and organic farmland. Our track record proves that farmland ownership with a sustainable business model is an attractive asset class with financial returns equaling or exceeding most Wall Street alternatives. As volatility and credit risk continually vie for center stage in today’s markets, more capital is flowing to renewable and real assets.
Our sponsored ventures have historically focused on accredited investors looking for long term growth of capital and future income. However, we are now developing regionally based, small farms ventures to impact non-accredited investors. We work primarily with financial advisors, family offices and foundations with sustainable program directives. Retirement plans and IRA’s account for a significant amount of the capital sourced. Where else can one invest in an asset that naturally gains productivity while growing healthy foods and improving our environment? Contact us for alternative solutions — or ask your financial advisor to do so.
Two quotations illustrating our dual goals of capital growth and impact:
“Buy land. They ain’t making any more of the stuff.” —- Will Rogers
“What we do to the land, we do to ourselves.” —- Wendell Berry