The worker-members of BeetBox Co-operative Farm – Lise-Anne, David, and Jeremy – are excited to launch our second offering of community investment shares!
It takes a village to feed a village…
We came together to make change by feeding our community healthy food while earning a living wage. We searched for land high and low. We toiled on our business plan. We incorporated as a worker co-operative in 2017. We negotiated a long-term farm lease. We invested tens of thousands of our own savings into the start-up. We also raised $32,500 in community investments last spring.
That hard work has begun to bear fruit. We now grow fresh, certified local-organic (by Pro-Cert) vegetables for more than 100 customers, and existing community investors received their first annual dividend payment this spring. We are establishing meaningful and lasting relationships with individuals and local organizations.
To grow BeetBox to a financially sustainable size we need to raise $90,000. We could get a traditional bank loan, but where’s the fun in that?
It all boils down to this…
We need your help to keep growing. We will raise $60,000 in 2019. This is your chance to have direct positive impact on sustainability, job creation, and food and economic system change, right here in Ottawa. Learn how to join us in the fight for a better world through better food!
Invest in your community farm by purchasing BeetBox Class B Series 2 Preference Shares.
Step 1: Support the local food system.
Step 2: Participate in a unique initiative.
Step 3: Profit.