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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Josephine Roberts

Application Date:

01/02/2018

Total Acres Desired:

10+

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We fell in love with farming after living and managing a small organic farm and orchard in Hawaii (who wouldn't). Since moving back to Maine several years ago we have been searching for a way to get on to the land in a way that is reflective of our particular passions. In the meantime, I play mad scientist in our apartment, growing everything I can get to sprout in any space I can find

Application Date:

12/26/2017

Total Acres Desired:

5-15+

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

After growing up in my mothers' gardens, I attended Colorado State University and studied horticulture before starting my career and passion for growing. I have worked in large scale greenhouse and field production: first with the Colorado State Forest Service growing tree seedlings for reforestation efforts. Then at a smaller, family owned flower farm, growing hundreds of specials annuals and perennials for retail sale. Later I spent a few years working on a small scale organic farm and ecology center in Alaska, where I learned the practices needed to start, build and nourish a permaculture farm and develop animal husbandry practices. I currently work at a private estate, caring to over 1,000 specimens vegetables plants in experimental gardens. We focus on growing rare and heirloom varieties for research, seed saving and educational efforts.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Mary Christie

Application Date:

12/19/2017

Total Acres Desired:

Minimum of 5 acres of high quality farmland

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Started Living Earth Farm in 2007. Certified organic in 2009. Focused on greens in high tunnels. Moved into organic fruit production (apples, peaches, blueberries, table grapes, plums, pawpaw, raspberries. Developed mini high tunnel system for fruit trees to produce high quality fruit without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. All of our crops were grown under row covers or tunnels. I am also a Master Gardener and worked as a Program Coordinator for UNH Cooperative Extension (helped to manage our Education Center). On the Board of NOFA-NH.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jolene Scholtz

Application Date:

12/02/2017

Total Acres Desired:

600

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We are a family of five. We are currently living and farming in South Africa. As political conditions are deteriorating in South Africa, it is becoming impossible to farm in South Africa anymore. That is why, we as a family, have decided to move somewhere where we can start a new beginning, and build our future in America.
I have past experience in America, as I have worked there previously for one year on a farm.
Currently I am farming with maize, sunflower, Milo, cattle and sheep.
I am willing and eager to expand and utilise my knowledge as a farmer in America. I believe my knowledge and experience of South African farming can be used to perhaps improve and integrate farming in America.
I am hardworking, motivated and have perseverance to do the work that has to be done. I have a passion for farming, and thus will be a valuable asset to all farmers.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Janine Quarles

Application Date:

11/27/2017

Total Acres Desired:

10

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Certification In Farming Management from the Urban Farming Institution of Boston. October 2016
Assistant Grower for The Food Project Inc. Managed 3.5 acres of land. This included but not limited to bed design, transplant and direct seeding, bed crop rotation, crop maintenance and sustainable organic quality control practices (Specialty with Nightshades), landscaping and taking care of perennial beds on both our farms, laying all irrigation lines for both sites. Managed the production of close to 15,000 lbs of produce this last season.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

CARINA

Application Date:

11/19/2017

Total Acres Desired:

150

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Working with cattle and sheep. Planting and harvesting of crops maize, wheat and sunflowers.

Application Date:

11/16/2017

Total Acres Desired:

7 acre minimum

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I've been experimenting and gardening and gaining a wide experience base for 19 years. I worked as a MOFGA apprentice in 1999 in Oxbow where we grew harvested and processed herbs and vegetables. I've worked with Belfast Blueberry Cooperative raking, packaging and marketing blueberries. I spent time at farmers markets selling veggies, I've done time in a milk house and have kept goats for milk production. I keep chickens for eggs and ducks for meat. I have my own garden each year and grow gardens for friends and neighbors. I've worked with the gleaners group here in Winthrop and have worked fruit tree pruning jobs. I've had various short farm jobs.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kristen Marinaccio

Application Date:

11/10/2017

Total Acres Desired:

5+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My name is Michael. My wife and I dream of starting our own homestead, living off the land as much as possible and raising our own small-scale livestock [icelandic sheep and heritage-breed pigs], bees, and poultry. We did not grow up on farms. We grew up in suburbia, went to college, and began careers working with children and trying to give back to our community. These careers have been rewarding, but we find something missing in our daily lives, a connectedness to the land and seasons, to nature, and to the food we eat and in some ways the life we live. My wife is an Elementary School teacher and loves working with children and helping them develop an excitement for learning and a love of nature. I worked as a Youth and Family counselor for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties for a number of years and am now a full-time at-home dad to our young son. I hope to begin a family homestead, generating as much of our own meat, produce, and goods as possible while my wife continues in her passion of teaching. As our family has grown we have come together to evaluate our goals, what we want out of life, and how we want to raise our children. We are currently renters and it has become clear that we need to begin by finding the right piece of land to make this dream a reality.

We are not experienced farmers or homesteaders, but we are also not afraid of hard work, sacrifice, and making mistakes. The well-lived life is full of these things. We visit local farms and often work weekends at a small non-profit educational farm, tending to the animals [sheep, pigs, llama/alpacas, goats, donkeys, chickens and other fowl, and cows] as well as the gardens when the full-time staff are off. We read as much as we can get our hands on about homesteading skills and practice those we can where we are. We hope that someday soon we will be able to move from our small apartment and begin a homestead of our own, living in a way that respects the land and putting in the hard work needed to bring ethical and sustainable food to our own table and, someday perhaps, back into the community.

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Application Date:

11/07/2017

Total Acres Desired:

parcels of 2-5 acres

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I am currently working with my business partners to establish a market for the growth of industrial hemp in the state of Maine and am looking for small parcels, 2-5 acres, to plant in working towards establishing a seed bank and eventually moving to larger and more parcels. My director of cultivation has experience farming and is currently finishing up the Associate's horticulture program at Southern Maine Community College. This past season we planted 1/3 of an acre in accordance with the standards set by the Maine Department of Agriculture and Forestry Management to establish our base seed bank.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Hettie Visser

Application Date:

10/18/2017

Total Acres Desired:

700

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

25 Years farming on the same farm (fourth generation) with maize, sunflower, wheat, alfalfa, potatoes, sheep and cattle

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Wayne Chmielewski

Application Date:

10/16/2017

Total Acres Desired:

1

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

2011-2013 Michigan state horticulture farm as undergrad research assistant to dr. Tom Fernandez

Currently run maple syrup operation on family farm in Vermont

Work as a farm hand at Chases farm, which is mainly vegetable farm.

Currently an honors student in kvcc sustainable agriculture program

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Patti Fabrick

Application Date:

10/06/2017

Total Acres Desired:

80

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We have experience in large farm animals (cows, horses, pigs) at a larger scale farm. Also, with dairy, chickens and rabbits. We currently operate a homestead farm.

Application Date:

09/29/2017

Total Acres Desired:

50

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up on a small, diversified farm in Maryland, and learned much about animals and life through 4-H. I attended University of Maine in Orono, where I received my BS in Animal Science, and learned some about the alternative farming methods of organic and sustainable farming. I was passed down the heritage of a sheep rancher from my father's side, and a dairy farmer's daughter from my mothers side, and my goal is to incorporate my heritage as well as my learning into a sustainable, natural sheep dairy. I currently own 10 sheep, 5 of which I have milked this summer. My skills are in handling sheep, pasture rotation, breeding management, financial planning, and living on a shoe string. I am currently employed outside of the farm, but the busy time of year is in the winter, which works out perfect for managing my flock. I also run a small sheep shearing and farrier business, which has been successful. I am searching for a permanent place to live and farm. I would like to buy, rent to own, or possibly lease a piece of property that has a house and some kind of shelter for animals. it does not have to be fancy, but it does have to be affordable. I am a very hard worker and can give references.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Liz Jaeger

Application Date:

09/02/2017

Total Acres Desired:

80

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Edgar and Liz met at The Stockbridge School of Agriculture, where Edgar earned his B.S. in Plant, Soils & Insect Science, and Liz earned her A.S. in Sustainable Agriculture. They have a combined 15 years of farming experience, working on Organic Vegetable farms, Diversified livestock farms, and IPM Apple Orchards. In 2015, Edgar and Liz started their own farm business, Salt Marsh Farm, producing heritage breed thanksgiving turkeys, pasture-raised livestock / Meat CSA, and fruit tree nursery.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Aaron Leatham

Application Date:

08/26/2017

Total Acres Desired:

20+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Our farming experience is limited to our family garden and poultry flock. Primary experience 15+ years of cabinetry, woodworking with some lumber milling and timber framing. We are seeking property to establish a forest to finished product woodworking venture and expand a sustainable family homestead.

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Application Date:

08/21/2017

Total Acres Desired:

3-10

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

For the past 30 years life has revolved around horticulture. Since working as a Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener Association apprentice in the late 80's, my passion for growing flowers has taken many forms. First learning my way around farming happened Down East in Brooklin, Maine. From there I started a business working as a professional gardener on the Blue Hill penninsula. Eventually this business expanded to garden design. Several seasons working in a greenhouse rounded out my plant propogation skills.

The birth of my daughter ushered in change in many ways, including relocating to midcoast Maine. Garden design would continue while my daughter was young. Additionally, I became a Maine Master Gardener. My long dream of starting a flower farm happened in 2004. Passionflower Farm was an organic certified flower farm in West Bath with two acres of perennials, shrubs, fruits and heirloom cutting flowers and bulbs under cultivation. I learned beekeeping at this time and kept bees, along with chickens, bunny, dog and cats. Selling cut flowers at the local farmer's markets inspired the next evolution as a floral designer for weddings. This blossomed into a storefront retail business with flowers from the farm being sold as part of my small floral design studio.

As sometimes happens in life, unexpected circumstances changed my path for a period of time. Needing to walk away from the farm was not easy. Anyone that has taken a raw piece of land and built something beautiful knows this bittersweet feeling. As a gardener and farmer, I understand that everything is impermanent and always changing. This is actually what gives me tremendous hope. And why I am now seeking another piece of land to cultivate into a flower farm.

Currently, I own a small floral design studio in Brunswick, Maine and source all my flowers from local flower farms. My interest in being able to provide local and sustainable flowers is at the heart of my new business. I am a flower farmer without a flower farm!

Application Date:

08/17/2017

Total Acres Desired:

100

Organic:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have grown up on farms all my life. Desperately wanting to have farm of my own to rescue horses and people, healing center if you will. Open to options, need a lot of land and buildings. Could work out special living arrangements for a farmer who never wants to leave his home as well.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Alsina Brenenstuhl

Application Date:

08/06/2017

Total Acres Desired:

10+

Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up working on farms from the age of 4. My aunt had a working dairy farm and my uncle had a working beef cow farm and a raspberry orchard. I spent my summers helping them both do hay and other farm choirs. My direct family maintained a greenhouse and large garden. We sold and grew everything from onions to pumpkins. Potatoes and pumpkins are my personal favorite to grow. In high school I helped a friend that had a sugaring farm. I love making syrup and would enjoy doing this again if possible. Currently me and my wife work a small area with chickens and a garden. We have cherry trees, almond trees and raspberry bushes. We enjoy farming greatly and really want to find a larger farm to work full time.

Application Date:

08/05/2017

Total Acres Desired:

30-60

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I currently work as a Farm Manager for Maine Medicinals in Dresden, Maine, growing certified organic elderberries and botanicals for value added products. Currently, it is my goal to find farmland adjacent to the Dresden area. Typically, I work 4 days for Maine Medicinals, and 3 Days for myself. Another benefit to being close to my current job, is that I am covered via my farm insurance in borrowing farm equipment from work, as my employers said they would be fine with the idea. They are also very supportive of helping me starting an operation, if not another access to berries.

Due to my current situation, I am sitting on a 50+ oyster mushroom log crop, hopefully fruiting this fall, to which I hope to sell directly through a restaurant contact. The lack of rain, and growing site, may prevent good fruiting.

Previous up to the spring of this year 2017, I have owned a small draft powered farm in central Vermont, 9 acres leased total, 3 acres market garden production,4 pasture, leased another 2 acres in apple orchard. I worked as an Arborist/ winter logger off farm job 5+ years experience.

15+ years farm experience

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Keri

Application Date:

07/11/2017

Total Acres Desired:

50++

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My wife and I are from Texas. She grew up on a large family farm that was self sufficient. I grew up on a family owned 7500 acre cattle ranch. We have years of experience between the two of us in all fields of farming and ranching.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Nathalie Nepveu

Application Date:

07/03/2017

Total Acres Desired:

20+ optimal 50 - 100

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My wife and I have little farming experience however our dream is to start an orchard following a permaculture model incorporating other fruiting trees, vegetables, herbs and small livestock such as poultry, rabbits, and goats. While a piece of property with pre-existing field would be preferred we are willing to convert woodland.
Our preferred location would be the towns of Bowdoin or Bowdoinham or other locations within 35 minutes of the Bath and Freeport areas. Our preference is to purchase land and build our own home.
Because we are not looking to adopt the standard orchard model it is preferred to not acquire land with a pre-existing orchard onsite.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Mark Claussen

Application Date:

07/02/2017

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Currently, we are small scale organic homesteading on our 1.88 acre farm raising layers, meat birds, pigs, bees and a large garden. We want to do so much more but our current space is maxed. We've been looking for a few years, but are unsure how to go about getting help to make the jump. We are professional chefs by trade and are ready and looking to incorporate that into our love for the earth, growing organic food and raising organic animals. We'd love to have space for a venue that we could cater events to supplement the farm.
Right now our current business is in Saco, so ideally we'd like to stay within driving distance to that for the time being.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Danielle Jordan

Application Date:

06/28/2017

Total Acres Desired:

4-20

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Farm Manager
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

As a couple, we have six years of farming experience. Bryant has managed his own mostly organic and hydroponic operation in South Georgia. We are seeking farmland to

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Application Date:

04/08/2017

Total Acres Desired:

1-5

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Past farming experience ranges from cut flower production on a diversified farm in New York, herbal production and drying room management at an herb farm in Rhode Island, to managing the production gardens at Avena Botanicals in Rockport, ME for two seasons. My focus is flowers and herbs with an emphasis on perennial herb production. Additionally, I have worked with endangered woodland medicinal plants with United Plant Savers, the only national organization doing so, so am interested in woodland areas as well for wild-simulated growing. I currently manage the garden and greenhouse at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden and teach some Backyard Herbalism classes at that location.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kathleen O'Toole

Application Date:

03/24/2017

Total Acres Desired:

3-15

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have worked on farms in the past and have always gardened wherever I've lived from small to large, depending on the space. I have worked in landscaping and construction most of my life.