We are seeing a huge shift in consciousness over recent years as individuals question not only what’s in the food they’re buying, but also where it’s coming from. We’ve all heard time and again the hazards of exposing our bodies to the many additives and pesticides that conventional foods often contain, and that has a lot of us worried.
My own family has made the shift to a largely organic diet, and although I am still looking for local alternatives to some of the foods that our family enjoys, buying organic BC produce is a top priority. By supporting local farmers we keep 28% more of our hard earned dollars in the local economy, help reduce the carbon footprint of produce, and eat fresher food with a higher nutritive value.
The current demand for organics in Canada is four times the amount in supply. With 70% of our produce being shipped in from California, which is in it’s fourth year of extreme drought conditions, now is the time to invest in locally grown food.
Athena Organic Farm is giving us the chance to be a part of a social revolution. Through one of Canada’s first equity crowd-fund platforms, SeedUps Canada, qualified investors can now own a piece of the farm.
This isn’t just a pipe dream. Athena Organic Farm is a profitable, established 50 acre organic farm in the Southern Okanagan, BC in operation for 11 years. They are acquiring, transitioning leadership, increasing staff and executing a rapid expansion plan, increasing cultivated acreage by 150% in 2017 and an additional 100% in 2018, creating standardized growing methods and operational efficiencies to scale operations to new locations in Fraser Valley and Alberta as part of their growing expansion.
The expansion is based on a micro-farm model. Under one national brand, they will have smaller micro-farms in multiple site locations instead of having one massive mono-crop-type industrial farm. Athena Organic Farm will support local economies and local farmers. Their produce will be delivered to a regional area within 100 miles of each micro-farm.
The Athena Farm Retreat is a brand new, 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom off-grid eco-retreat located along the Wine Country Trail in beautiful Similkameen River in Cawston, BC, set for opening in early Summer 2016. This popular wine and tourism region is a breathtaking space to slip away to. Escape the city bustle, unwind, and reconnect – to your food, to nature and to each other.
Athena Organic Farm and Eco-Retreat is a green investment with strong returns, a very experienced team and ripe market opportunity. Explore the investment opportunity on SeedUps Canada.