Agrihood-n. a collaborative community located around a farm where residents work together to grow fresh produce for each other.

Non-farmers need not apply.

Photo courtesy of www.modernfarmer.com
Photo courtesy of www.modernfarmer.com

It’s the next buzzword that has everyone wondering if an agrihood style of living is a preview of what’s to come for future generations. With already 200 agrihoods nationwide and growing, it’s the perfect chance to peek inside the garden gates of these green communities.

Residents of agrihoods divide their time between their 9-5 jobs and maintaining food plots in their community. The idea is to have each family cultivate a plot, harvest it, and then sell it at the shared neighborhood store. What makes this lifestyle so delicious, is that it gives residents a practical, emotional, and physical benefit that inspires health, wellness, and communal involvement. Even the children of these agrihood communities are taught sustainability right out of the gate by learning how everything, including that beet in the ground, has significance and value. Check out these 12 agrihood all stars that are making an example of a farm-to-table lifestyle.

Source: Willowsford
Source: Willowsford

Now, quickly dismiss the idea that these communities are filled with flowers in their hair / new age / juicing folks. You need to understand how developed agrihoods truly are. They have everything from saloons and summer camps to boutiques and bakeries. Just take a look at Serenbe! Fun Fact: Serenbe stretches over 1,000 acres and less than 30 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Serenbe Agrihood Organic Farm
Serenbe Agrihood Organic Farm

Across the US, agrihood communities are popping like corn in rows from every corner. (California, Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, and Vermont just to name a few!)

While homeowners can expect to pay from the low 200ks-600ks for a piece of agrihood real estate, they can expect a large return in their mental and physical health. Here’s to a new lease on life and to never ceasing to develop better practices.

If given the opportunity, would you trade your current home for an agrihood way of life? Do you think agrihoods are a passing trend or here to stay? Share your thoughts on this new lifestyle in the comments below.

 

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  1. Kathy Brown

    DEPARTMENT STORE

    congratulate 14 years of success. I miss Woolworths. The only “old fashion” department store I know of is in Orleans, MA. Can’t remember the name. It is an amazing store – right out of the 60’s.

    Thanks

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