“It’s one of the big problems for farmers that they don’t have health insurance and retirement plans,” Alice Brooke Wilson said. “That’s why farms get sold.In fact, farmers are covered by Social Security and Medicare, assuming they've been conscientious about paying in.
The five people are not taking a salary. Actually four people, because one has left during the 3 years it's been in operation.
All in all, the mixture of idealism and naivete means to me that this is more likely a niche than a great new frontier. Of course, the nice thing about a free society is that you can have lots of such efforts, a handful of which may hit upon the right formula.