If you don't grow you die, but uncontrolled growth is cancer. Moore Family Farms is NOT opposed to growth - in fact, we are pro-growth. We need more family farms!
The new American Dream is owning 6-11 acres of land, a modest home, and buildings for a farm or a home-based business. Retired military and other local citizens don't want to live in tract houses in tightly-packed subdivisions, nor do people fleeing the cities!
We don't sell real estate, but we know people who do. If you have farms or mini-farms for sale in Moore County, we will post them here to keep the community informed.
6-11 acres are the minimum acreages to qualify for Present Use Value (PUV) tax program. In order to qualify for PUV you must have 5 acres in Horticulture, 10 acres in Agriculture or 20 acres in Forestry. The County Tax Department automatically takes out 1 acre for your house so 6 or 11 is the minimum total to qualify for the program.
Why not 21 acres? Well at an average $10,000 an acre in Moore County, 6-11 is attainable for new and young farmers to get into a farm with a house and a barn.
What is so special about Present Use Value? Well it significantly reduces your tax burden making farming a viable option for more families. Plus, by being in the PUV program you automatically become a Bona Fide farm, which provides a number of additional benefits, like exemption from burdensome zoning and building ordinances for necessary farm structures.
This idea, won't limit farms sizes - those who are ‘Daddy Warbucks’ can always buy more, but this makes farms affordable for more families AND helps meet the first goal of the Land Use Plan: "Preserve and Protect the Ambiance and Heritage of the County of Moore" by promoting Moore County history and farming!
While not in Moore County, it is located on Susie Circle in Cameron, not far from the Moore County line.
For more info, call 919-606-6182 and tell them you saw it on Moore Family Farms!