The Business Membership at Cavaleiro Farm gives local businesses access to the land, services and tools they need to achieve their growing and sustainable business goals.
Opportunities for members to exchange their services and skills means that membership fees are affordable, and won’t get in the way of focusing on the important work at hand.
And being connected to a supportive, knowledgeable community means that you’re never in it alone.
Read on to learn if the Business Membership is the next step in growing your business venture.
Ambitious ideas and brilliant implementation—this is not your regular business incubator.
Are You Our Next Business Member?
Our members’ business ventures span from growing local food to raising animals, to leading community engagement around health and cooking.
There are many ways you can get involved, but Business Members do share some common threads. Does this sound like you? You:
• Have experience operating a local food business
• Are aligned with permaculture and agroecological growing
• Have worked on a farm previously for at least a season
• Are interested in community and social enterprise
• Are highly independent and a learner
If so, you could be a great fit for the Cavaleiro Farm members community. Learn more below about the services and supports you receive as a Business Member.
What a Business Membership Gives You
Access to farm services
Prime agricultural land, equipment, storage, tools, and expertise are available, so you have the right resources to grow your business.
Our system of exchanging a percentage of your membership costs means fees stay affordable and don’t have to get in the way of achieving your goals.
Monthly Member Days
You gain access to our monthly community meet-ups, where we participate in group learning and indulge in a delicious potluck.
Access to Farm Workdays
You’ll get your hands in the ground to apply the latest in sustainable farming, green business, and community-building practices.
Four project meetings a year will assess your progress against your metrics and keep you on track with your goals.
You’ll get unique access to services and group buys, and be included in a network of supportive relationships.
Tiny home opportunity
If your business operates out of the farm, stay close to your enterprise by building your own tiny home at Cavaleiro Farm.
The investment to receive all the benefits of a Business Membership is only $100/month, with the opportunity to exchange part of your membership cost through services rendered. Our goal is to make it possible for farmers and growers to access rich agricultural land to build a business they can call their own.
A Snapshot of Our Business Members
Antonio grows his Sheeplife business at Cavaleiro Farm, breeding his flock for improved land management and to sell tasty, healthy lamb meat.
Janice develops her website writing and designing business in part with Cavaleiro Farm, using her skills to bring the farm’s online presence to life.
Nivaldo Do Alamo
Nivaldo continues his journey to sovereignty through building his aquaponic greenhouse business and self-made tiny home on Cavaleiro Farm.
Ivan’s local food business (Maizal in Toronto) grows crops at Cavaleiro for farm-to-table fare, and diverted food waste become compost and food for our animals.
We come together to learn how we can live and work more sustainably
Ready To Apply For Your Membership?
Does the Business Membership sound right for you? Then now is the time to apply! Send us an email, telling us about:
• Your business and business goals
• What is important to you about food or farms
• Your previous experience working on a farm or outdoors
• Why you are interested in joining the Cavaleiro Farm members community
• The types of skills you can contribute to the community
• Anything else about yourself that we should know!