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Let's Keep Bayberry Farm

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Bayberry Farm has been apart of the MOT community and the New Castle County community since 2011 when it started with 14 shareholders in its CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). This year Bayberry Farm had 80 shareholders.

Bayberry Farm has been involved with local farmers' markets, schools, and has been grateful to be apart of the Bayberry Development. We strive to do what we can for our community and enjoy being apart of it.

This past year Bayberry Farm was Certified Naturally Grown. This is a organic certification without all the USDA paperwork.

This petition is to show Blenheim Homes that the Bayberry Development and the community at large desire and want the farm. Currently the farm's lease that is held by Blenheim Homes runs out November 2015.

The reason Blenheim has stated for not renewing the lease is that recently HOA's have been unwilling to take over the open space areas of the development when they are required to. The open space areas of Bayberry will be turned over to the HOA in the next couple years and they do not want to have the farm apart of the open space when this happens just in case it becomes a sticking point in turning over the open space to the HOA. Even when the farm would be paying a leasing fee to the HOA.

As the farmer of Bayberry Farm I do not believe this would be the case. Bayberry Farm I feel is a great part of Bayberry. My hope is as the development continues to grow so to does the farm. You decided to move into Bayberry for several reasons and one of those was, (as stated on the the Community Plan Page for the development) "An organic farm growing and selling fresh vegetables and produce to enhance Bayberry's "healthy-living" lifestyle". This was a marketing feature that Blenheim Homes has promised to you.

I, as the Farmer would love to continue to grow with Bayberry. Growing the education aspect and continuing to develop a stronger community are just as important to me as continuing to grow the farm.

Please sign the petition if you love being able to walk down the path and see chickens scratching in the grass, stopping by and petting the rabbits, eating farm fresh eggs, or eating farm fresh produce.

Thank you,
Toby Hagerott
Bayberry Farm

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