Many people in the Rio Grande Valley have come to find out that owning agriculturally zoned land can be a boost to their wallet. At Santa Cruz Properties, we have owner-financed lots and properties that can be utilized for farming and more.
If you’re curious to learn what you can do with property zoned for agriculture, then continue reading to find out more.
What is agricultural land?
Agricultural land – as the name suggests – is land typically devoted to serving agriculture purposes such as raising livestock and crop production. It is also referred to as farmland, cropland, a pasture, or rangeland.
What can you do with your land?
Grow Food for Farmers Markets or Others
This is an option that a lot of people with agricultural land tend to explore. Growing your own food to sell at a farmers markets is a great option to make extra income. Another option is to grow food for local restaurants. It’s always impressive when local farmers provide their produce to restaurants; fresh food equals great food.
Grow Flowers to Sell
When people think about agricultural land the first thing they think of is growing various types of produce likes fruits and vegetables, which is a great option, but growing flowers can also be a great way to use your land. You can sell flowers to local florists or sell them directly to the public for weddings or any other event in need of flowers.
Create a Sanctuary for Beehives
Nature’s miracles are in high demand since the bee population has been on a dramatic decline as a result of colony collapse disorder. They are not only wanted for their honey but also because they help to pollinate crops. This can be both a lucrative solution for using your land and also helps to increase the population of these much-needed critters.
Open Up Your Land for Public Farming
Providing a safe environment for kids and adults to see animals and crops up close could be a worthwhile option for you. Charge an entry fee and this could be profitable venture; some farmers see more income from tourism than they do from farming itself. Also, many schools love taking their students to local farms. By opening your farm to school trips, you can sell feed to the group so they can feed the livestock.
Create Community Garden
Creating a space for fellow gardeners to join together to grow beautiful flowers or farm produce is an excellent way to bring the community together.
Rent Out the Land for Public Speaking
You could rent out your land for demonstrations or public speaking events. When properly developed, your land can be rented out to schools, community centers, or as a public venue.