Our bold adventure in forming Gold Brook Farm and taking on an intimidating and complex business stand-up project is the outgrowth of many goals, dreams and life’s experiences. The catalyst for the soup we are now brewing took hold in the fall of 2015 when we learned that the erstwhile home of Ruben Gridley Wright was being sold by his heirs. Following a convoluted and seemingly endless saga of surveys and inspections, business analysis, family caucuses and negotiations, we became the proud (and shocked) owners of the erstwhile Wright Brothers Farm on June 10, 2016.
We arrived on the scene of our new adventure on June 30, 2016 and were immediately unnerved by the reality of the condition of the property and the enormity of the tasks ahead of us. Fortunately, from the very outset of this project, we have been ably and enthusiastically supported by family and close friends who have rallied to provide all manner of support.
Those friends and family have contributed hefty measures of sweat equity, time, talent, tactful advice and unreserved encouragement as we gradually breathed life into the dormant chambers of the old house and returned the overgrown farmstead to productive gardens and orchards.