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SlowMoneyFarm Marketplace – Shares, Sponsors, Investments

January 18, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo I’ve talked from time to time about the shares, sponsors and investment options. What’s the difference between them? Plenty!

We’re outside the box, as most have probably figured out from reading here for any length of time. It’s flexible, to accommodate different situations, but of course there are limits.

Basically the investments are just that – slow money style investments where you put forth a set amount on a project or something we’re working on, and you get your money paid back with interest. This is an asset for us because it’s not a traditional place – and with a reliance on niches, it falls outside of traditional means of financing. Typically we’ll open these up on upcoming projects – and it depends what that is. It might be $500 for one thing, and $5,000 for something else. A small group of larger investors would have a land security for expansion, which has been delayed then eliminated…or (not giving up!) set back a little longer. Spring planting and activities is among the current possible investments.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASponsors fall into another option, usually a smaller amount. For example the $50 box provides food to someone in need – it might be someone who is otherwise falling through the cracks, like a veteran’s family or single mom. It might be someone in a temporary low situation – we’ve been there! – who needs a hand up.

The farm shares are active choices in action. With a trial at $100, and larger shares at $500, $1,000 and up to $2,000 it depends what you want and how much of it. You pay the amount, fill out the application and choose what you’re interested in. We’ll work out an estimated delivery and other details. We grow what you want and deliver it. There’s quite a variety here, both edible and other options. You get up to the level paid, and it might be in one drop or 2-3 drops over the year or even into next year, depending on interests. You get the full share amount, but it doesn’t have to be on a weekly or monthly time table.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe options are many – we appreciate those who will share, tweet and spread the word to others they know might be interested. Word of mouth counts and we appreciate it greatly! We’ll have 2014 deliveries, if interest, possible in Birmingham AL, Atlanta, Nashville, St.Louis and Peoria Illinois. Other areas possible if there is sufficient interest! There will also be a one drop possible in Austin and/or Dallas, with delivery later this year.

And if you have Paypal – through our Facebook page there’s a Bill Me Later option for payments too!

We’ll work with you, and you’ll ‘see’ the gardens or meat animals and how they’re raised.

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