All Grass Farms thrives in suburbia
By Joel McNair
Dundee, Illinois — Housing subdivisions. Strip malls. Stoplights. Traffic at volumes that can make leaving the driveway a harrowing adventure. Your farming nightmare is farm business nirvana for Cliff McConville and Anna Lipinska.
Asserts Cliff, “I would not put a farm anywhere besides an urban area. That’s where the people are.”
While most farmers probably don’t feel that way, Cliff does have a point in regard to the business that he and Anna are running. Where else but in the midst of a nine-million person metropolitan area could a grass farm ring up $1.7 million in annual direct sales out of a two-car garage with just $20,000 worth of upgrades?
To see this article in full, order the specific back issue you are interested in. This article appeared in the November 2021 issue of Graze.