Farms Become the Latest Must-Have Suburban Amenity
Runyon looks at the trend in "development-supported agriculture, a more intimate version of community-supported agriculture — a farm-share program commonly known as CSA."
"In planning a new neighborhood," he explains, "a developer includes some form of food production — a farm, community garden, orchard, livestock operation, edible park — that is meant to draw in new buyers, increase values and stitch neighbors together."
"'These projects are becoming more and more mainstream,' says Ed McMahon, a fellow with the Urban Land Institute. He estimates that more than 200 developments with an agricultural twist already exist nationwide."