The offer from one valley company is "invest with us and you can make anywhere from $25,000 to $40,000 a year." Cypress Creek Organic Farms claims you can make that by farming organic tomatoes.
However, the Better Business Bureau says, "prove it". The BBB's website placed an alert on the company, calling on Cypress Creek Organic Farms to show proof of how farmers can make that kind of money and reveal who these farmers are.
Cypress Creek hasn't responded to those requests.
"I wouldn't give the Better Business Bureau ten of my affiliates to go interview, without talking to my affiliates first. I have them sign a non-disclosure form," said CEO Jaime Lawhorne.
The BBB is still waiting for that information.
Dawn Craig wanted to be an affiliate farmer after hearing about Cypress Creek Organic Farms over the radio. "Earn $25,000 a year providing local restaurants and grocery stores with organic tomatoes. We'll build a 100 ft. greenhouse on your property to get you growing," according to the radio ad.
"A week later we got a call that our soil was approved and we set up a time to tour the in production greenhouse," said Craig.
The company asks prospective affiliate farmers to invest $12,950 dollars for the greenhouse, 300 tomato plants, receive training and organic certification.