Native Hill At Montava:
Poudre Valley Community Farms was formed when Nic and Katie from Native Hill Farm asked their community to come together and try and help solve the land availability problem for local farmers. For 5+ years they had tried to find a permanent home for their growing farming operation. Since 2015 when PVCF was formed the coop has found, researched, partnered and been under contract on a variety of properties with the goal to accomplish the mission to stabilize an important local producer for our local food network. After the original property fell through in 2016 and the other potential properties never came on the market they found a partner in an unlikely source – a neighborhood development.
Timeline and property: PVCF and Native Hill were approached by Montava in early 2017. Since then the three parties (Montava, PVCF and Native HIll) have been in talks to find a solution for how to implement a 40 acre farm on the new Montava development. The goal is to be producing on the property in 2020.
Size: 40 acres
Producer: Native Hill will be the primary producer on the 40 acres.
About Native Hill:
Native Hill Farm has been in business in the Fort Collins community for 9 years. They sell their produce through a variety of channels including CSA shares, the local farmer’s market, and wholesale contracts. Native Hill has developed a solid reputation as skilled producers and caring community members, making them the ideal leaseholder on in the Montava neighborhood.
Montava is an agri-urban development that is under review north of Fort Collins. For more details see https://www.montava.com/