In addition to 5-8 large scale farms in the Midwest and other parts of the US, Belltown will operate a “showcase farm” in the Hudson Valley. This will be a commercial farm, operating ~1,500 acres, primarily in grains. It will serve as the headquarters for Belltown’s farming operations, hosting a broad range of functions including grain trading, farmer training, and crop trials. Given its location near Manhattan, the Hudson Valley farm will also act as the public-facing arm of Belltown, helping to catalyze the broad adoption of regenerative farming practices through engagement with a broad range of influencers (chefs, consumers, scientists, politicians). Over time it will likely develop a hospitality offering, hosting educational events, collaborating with partners throughout the local and global food community, and offering produce to the public directly via a farm shop and cafe.