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
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.
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.
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.
Long Cove Farm
Long Cove Farm is a 150-acre salt-water farm located in Pembroke, Maine on the shores of Cobscook Bay.
The 178-acre Sampson Farm is located on both sides of Middle Road on North Haven, a small island (accessible by ferry) approximately 12 miles east of Rockland. The open land (about 40 acres) has been minimally maintained, and consists of land suited for pasture and hay production, with some potential for crops.
TOPIC OF THE MONTH
Prices for farmland throughout the United States have increased substantially in the past 30 years. According to the 1997 Census of Agriculture, Maine’s farmland values increased 639% from 1969 to 1997 and have continued to rise since then. Although Maine’s prices remain lower, on average, than other New England states, purchasing land still requires capital that many farmers do not have.
Buying a farm is not the only way to farm in Maine. Farmers who are ready to run their own agricultural business often must consider “non-ownership” options in addition to outright farm purchase. In fact, a large majority of Maine farmers have always leased a significant portion of the land they operate.