Welcome to our Farm and Market Garden: Locally Grown Food, Short Term Rentals, & Education on 40 Acres
Our vision at Kapristo Farms is to establish a community that prioritizes self-sufficient food security while safeguarding the environment, natural habitats, forests, and water resources through regenerative and permaculture practices. Our closed-loop organic market garden and farm utilize sustainable techniques to ensure that we can meet the demand for high-quality, locally-sourced food while simultaneously fostering an authentic lifestyle and providing opportunities for modern learning. Through our efforts, we strive to create a better community and world for all.
Our site is a 40-acre mountain forest near Parson, BC, that boasts a diverse natural ecosystem with fields, ponds, a spring, creek, forest, hillside, and wetlands.We are fortunate to have no zoning restrictions, which means unlimited density, building types, and uses are possible. This parcel of land has three existing dwellings that will provide long term rentals. Our location provides the perfect canvas to create a sustainable and self-sufficient community that prioritizes preserving the land, ecosystem, and natural habitats while leveraging permaculture and regenerative practices.
Parson’s closest town, Golden, is a booming tourism destination that attracts visitors year-round. During the winter months, the town’s ski hill is a major attraction, drawing skiers and snowboarders from across the region. In the summer, Golden is a hub for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, rafting, paragliding, and climbing. With its close proximity to Alberta, it has become a popular vacation destination for both locals and tourists alike. The town’s popularity is expected to continue to grow, providing opportunities for local businesses to thrive and expand their offerings.
Since Fall 2020, Kapristo Farms has made impressive progress in developing a sustainable and regenerative farming system. The farm built a 100-foot all-season greenhouse, which features a geothermic earth battery and cleared a field to build thirty-two 100-foot beds. They began selling produce in the summer of 2021 and started their first CSA program after building a self-serve roadside stand in Spring 2022. Additionally, we have expanded our animal husbandry practices at Kapristo Farms. We continue to grow our rabbitry, ducks, chickens, and other animals to help fertilize the garden and as another source of fresh, locally-raised protein for our community. Kapristo Farms is committed to implementing innovative solutions for sustainable agriculture, and this progress is just the beginning of their mission to create a more resilient food system for their community.
WHY WE ARE UNIQUE
At Kapristo Farms, we are not just another farm, we are unique in many ways. Our main goal is to create a self-sufficient community that prioritizes food security using a closed-loop system. To achieve this, we go the extra mile to deliver our CSA shares to our customers’ doorstep via horse and cart, reducing our carbon footprint and providing a unique experience. Our packaging is upcycled, reusable, and environmentally conscious, making us the only farm in the area to offer such an option.
But that’s not all. We are now looking to expand our offerings by providing an off-grid glamping experience for individuals who want to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature. Our glamping experience will provide guests with farm-to-table food, made with fresh produce grown right here on the farm. By combining sustainable practices with unique experiences, we are setting ourselves apart from other farms and creating a truly unforgettable experience for our customers.
ECONOMIC ENGINE ONE
- CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, where customers purchase a share of the farm’s produce for a 12 weeks period
- Self-serve roadside stand for local sales of produce, eggs, and other farm products
- Providing local vendors produce from the farm to use in their establishment
- Participation in local farmers’ markets to sell produce and other farm products directly to consumers
- Online sales through the farm’s website, offering delivery or pickup options for customers
- Customers can purchase transplants at their roadside stand, farmers’ markets, or through their online store
- Sale of farm-raised eggs, which can be purchased at the roadside stand or through online sales
- Hatching and raising of birds, such as chickens, ducks, and turkeys which can be sold for the customer can raise
- Rabbitry, with rabbits raised for breeding or as pets, and sold locally or online.
- Nursery provides vegetable and flower transplants for sale to the community
Ecomoic Engine two
- Long-term rentals:
- Two Bedroom House
- Batchlor Cabin
- Short-term rentals:
- Bell tent glamping
- Tree house rentals
- Tiny home rentals
Kapristo Farms has a solid foundation with over 11 years of leasing a section of the land, and has been operating as a farm for the past 3 years. This existing structure provides a level of stability and experience that allows us to focus on growing and expanding our operations. We have developed strong relationships with local suppliers and community members, and have a deep understanding of the land and its potential. Our experience in farming, combined with our dedication to sustainable and regenerative practices, makes us uniquely qualified to bring our vision to life.
Equity and Capital
~ $100k worth of tools, equipment, and infrastructure
~ Looking for a mortgage partner to help purchase40 acre land parcel with no zoning near Pason, BC, in the $850k price range (click here for real estate listing example)
~ Looking for $300k in land development capital
~ 3 year plan to develop land and increase equity value to $2.5 million
1.Land: $850k (with mortgage)
2.Main Infrastructure: $200k (Outbuildings, tunnels, nursery, harvest shed, back-up power source, irrigationetc)
3.Ground Work: $30k (Drainage, driveway gravel, site pads)
4.Six Glamping Rental Units: $80k
6.Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment: $60k
7.Digital Product Marketing Budget: $10k
1.Six Nightly Rental Suites @ $120/night: $100k (75% occupancy)
2.Restaurant, General Store, and Add-Ons: $30k
3.Farm Sales: $80k
4.Retreats & Education: $260k
5.Long Term Rentals: $30k
~ Staffing: $100k
~ Overhead: $20k
~ Feed: $10k
~ Repairs and Maintenance: $30k
Retreats & Workshops
1.Retreats: 6 retreats @ 12 clients = 72 tickets @ $2k = $144k
2.Educational Workshops: 8 workshops @ 15 clients = 120 tickets @ $800 = $96k
3.Day Classes & Tours: 70 open dates @ 10 clients = 700 tickets @ $25 = $17k
- Community Center – Commercial kitchen, Gathering area, Seperate rooms for one on one healing
- Produce Stand
- Spa amenities -Sauna, Woodfire Hottub, Cold Plunge
- Glamping Sites (Treehouse, Tee Pee, Bell Tent)
- Farm Accomodations (Schoolie, Bell tent, CamperVan)
- Long Term Rentals
- Tiny Home Sites
- Farm Tours
- Creek Walks
- Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
- Mountain Biking
- E-Bike Rentals
- Wetland Adventures
At Kapristo Farms, we believe in providing our guests with an unforgettable, luxurious outdoor experience. Our glamping setup is designed to immerse you in nature while providing all the amenities of a five-star hotel. Imagine sleeping under the stars in a cozy, beautifully decorated bell tent nestled in the forest. Each tent is equipped with plush mattresses, soft area rugs, fairy lights, and comfortable cushions to ensure a blissful night’s sleep.
But that’s not all – we are also planning to add some incredible treehouses connected by boardwalks to our glamping site. You’ll be able to walk among the treetops and enjoy stunning views of the forest while feeling fully immersed in nature.
We’ve thought of everything to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our communal gathering area boasts a fire pit, kitchen facilities, and comfortable seating, providing the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the great outdoors.
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