A new barn will soon appear on Moore Road as part of Fortune Acres, a new organic farm in the Traders Point area. The barn will house equipment and livestock and will have office space in one end. The structure, which will face Moore Road, will be built on the west side of the street between 86th and 88th Streets.
Fortune Acres reunites the old Gakstatter farm properties, which consist of the home at the southwest corner of 88th Street and Moore Road and 40 acres of adjoining fields. The property has already produced organically grown pastry flour and animal feed.
Speaking to a group of about 20 who turned out for the groundbreaking, landowner Sheila Fortune spoke about the heritage of the farm and told the crowd that “many yummy things” would be produced there. She also noted that the barn, though new, would be constructed largely of reclaimed materials and that very few trees would be harmed in the construction process. posted by Katzenfinch at 11:44 PM