MAINE FARMLINK

Maine FarmLink, a program of MAINE FARMLAND TRUST, is a linking service that helps connect people who are seeking farmland “Seekers”, with farmland “Owners” (or their representatives) who are looking to sell, lease or work out non-traditional tenure arrangements, based on their respective interests, needs and goals. Learn more

Farm Seekers

Maine FarmLink can help guide you towards the farm you are looking for.  We can provide the resources and info needed to start you on your new farm tenure journey. With many resources available, we can also point you in the right direction of numerous programs to help you succeed in your land search.

Farm Owners

Maine FarmLink can assist you in finding a farmer who has the potential to work with you in order to keep your land active in farming.  There are a large and growing number of prospective farmers who are ready, willing and able to farm in Maine.  FarmLink maintains a statewide database of these persons—one may be the right match for you.

Find a Farm

FarmLink maintains a state-wide database of land owners who have farms for sale, lease or are open to any other non-traditional partnering arrangements.  FarmLink is not a real estate agency, but rather an online matching service.  Many times the land owners have their farms listed with conventional real estate agents, and FarmLink is just a way to double their exposure, reach out to other farmers who would be interested in their land and assets and help them connect with other service providers to help with their farm transfer.

Some Maine Farm Facts

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Operating farms in Maine in 2012, up from 8,136 in 2007 and 7,196 in 2002.
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FEATURED PROPERTIES

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River Rise Farm

This farm was a 625-acre working forest and dairy farm in its previous ownership. It has long been an agriculturally active farm located in an area of many other dairy, beef, vegetable, hay and other farms.

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Long Cove Farm

Long Cove Farm is a 150-acre salt-water farm located in Pembroke, Maine on the shores of Cobscook Bay.

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Mucha Vista

72 acre farm – including a beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 bath home. There is also a separate building that includes a fantastic shop/studio/apartment.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Preserving 101

Preserving 101

Join us for an intro to preserving class – for novices and veterans wanting to assure they have the techniques in place to make the best quality home-made Jams, Jellies, and Toppings. Cost is $20 and proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund sponsored by the Lincolnville Business Group and Maine Extension Service. RSVP Tickets on

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Fermenting 101

Fermenting 101

Join us for our first fermenting class and learn how to ferment a wide range of garden goodies, review your techniques, learn new trends, see helpful gadgets. Cost is $20 and proceeds supports Lincolnville Scholarships. Sponsored by the Lincolnville Business Group and Maine Extension Service. For more info

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Pickling 101

Pickling 101

Join us for an exceptional Pickling class and learn how to pickle a wide range of garden goodies, review your techniques, learn new trends, see helpful gadgets. Cost is $20 and proceeds supports Lincolnville Scholarships. Sponsored by the Lincolnville Business Group and Maine Extension Service. RSVP Tickets available on Brown Paper a Tickets.   For

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LATEST NEWS

‘An amazing, amazing food:’ A Maine man’s mission to preserve native flint corn

‘An amazing, amazing food:’ A Maine man’s mission to preserve native flint corn

  By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff Posted April 24, 2017, at 11:43 a.m. NORRIDGEWOCK ― Looking around Albie Barden’s Norridgewock homestead, you begin to notice a theme. It’s depicted in paintings, placed on table tops, kept in jars and bags and drawers. The items don’t give any indication into what Barden is probably most known

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Land Trust Receives Grant for Campaign for the Hart Farm

Land Trust Receives Grant for Campaign for the Hart Farm

By Alicia Nichols Posted April 12, 2017, at 5:51 p.m. HOLDEN, ME – The Holden Land Trust announced it has received a $5,000 grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to support the Campaign for the Hart Farm. The grant was presented to Trust officials by Jaclyn Fish, Bangor Savings Bank Vice President Regional Market

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Maine farmer aims to spark grain renaissance

Maine farmer aims to spark grain renaissance

By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff Posted March 31, 2017, at 6:42 a.m. SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Tristan Noyes grew up in the small town of Woodland, just outside Caribou. With Aroostook County roots, he recalls having the three-week break from school for the potato harvest and how free-flowing knowledge was about growing potatoes. “If you ask

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Veterans are putting roost down in Maine – as farmers

Veterans are putting roost down in Maine – as farmers

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Posted March 18, 2017, at 6 a.m. Last modified March 19, 2017, at 12:56 p.m. PITTSTON, Maine — A couple of years ago, when Army veteran Adria Horn found a piece of land she was interested in purchasing for her family’s new farm, she wanted to run the idea by

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TOPIC OF THE MONTH

Agricultural Easements

Agricultural easements are a form of conservation easement, a voluntary, legal document attached to a property’s deed that limits the uses of that land. Yet agricultural easements allow more flexibility than traditional conservation easements, because they are designed to facilitate active use of the land for farming.  When we write an agricultural easement, we are always asking, “How does this easement preserve the ability of a farmer to farm?”

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