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Ann Arbor makes first greenbelt purchase

8. November 2005 • Murph
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From today’s News:

In its first official greenbelt purchase, Ann Arbor finalized a deal to preserve a 152-acre farm in Webster Township Friday. Development rights on the Tom and Roseanne Bloomer property cost the city $1.7 million. The farm was appraised at $2.36 million; the Bloomers donated $210,000 in land value and a federal grant paid $190,642.

Greenbelt Advisory Chairman Mike Garfield said officials hoped to preserve other properties near the Northfield-Church Road farm, which primarily grows fresh produce and soybeans that are roasted and sold as snack foods.

I’m presuming that’s the “Rosie’s Roasters” brand I see in the food co-op…