Groundbreaking of The Cannery in Davis; CA’s First Farm-to-Table New Home Community
Imagine a neighborhood where a sustainable working farm is the central feature and homeowners and local restaurants have easy access to fresh, seasonal produce year-round.
PCA client The New Home Company recently celebrated its groundbreaking on just that type of residential development. Located in Davis, California, The Cannery by The New Home Company is the Golden State’s first farm-to-table new home community. Not only will the 7.4-acre farm provide homes, restaurants and local neighbors with fresh seasonal produce, it will serve as a state-of-the-art example of sustainable urban farming and as an agri-classroom for students and beginning farmers.
According to a recent article in The New York Times, this type of farm-to-table community (also called agrihoods) has reemerged as the economy has recovered. Developers are again breaking ground on farm-focused tracts. At least a dozen projects across the country are thriving, enlisting thousands of homebuyers who crave access to open space, verdant fields and fresh foods.
Built on the former site of a Hunt-Wesson tomato cannery, The Cannery will include 547 homes and affordable apartments with energy efficient and Livable Design™ features built into every residence. The Cannery will also integrate design components that prioritize pedestrians, bicycles, electric vehicles and public transportation.