Return to Content

If You Build It, They Will Come

If You Build It, They Will Come
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
by

We hear a lot about the difficulties farmers have these days. Well, Keith Richard of Green Gold Farm in Pembroke, New Hampshire, has come up with a clever solution to save the family farm: replacing acres of hayfields with four soccer pitches. For practices, he charges $25 per player for the season and and now earns seven times as much money as when he was working the land. His bread and butter is the local Pembroke Academy, which uses the fields regularly for soccer and lacrosse practice.

A regional rugby club is another frequent customer. During tournaments ($50 per hour), he often hosts teams from as far away as New York.

With the help of friends and relatives, Keith built the first two playing fields in 2000 and is in the planning stages for numbers 5 and 6.

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Yankee Magazine Advertising

Bring New England Home
plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: Our Favorite Fall Drives

  • Sweet & Savory Apple Recipes
  • The Mohawk Trail at 100
  • New England's Best Cider Festival
  • Man vs. Seal on Cape Cod
Subscribe Today and Save 44%
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111

fall-eguide-2014-600x350