Natural Borders Farm is a grass-fed beef and lamb farm in central New York run by Elva Svendsen. Inspired by our work with Caretaker Farm in Western Massachusetts, she is seeking to permanently protect her land as an affordable working farm using Equity Trust’s model. Our loan refinanced her bank mortgage, freeing up some cash to invest in farm infrastructure meant to attract a younger farmer to lease some of her land and eventually purchase the farm affordably in a transition to permanent protection. We later made a second loan to finance the purchase of additional acreage.
Elva is looking for a farmer to join her on the land, and possibly become her successor. Read more about the opportunity, including details on the land and infrastructure.