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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Liz Jaeger


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Past and 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.

Counties being considered:
  • Androscoggin County
  • Cumberland County
  • Kennebec County
  • Knox County
  • Lincoln County
  • Sagadahoc County
  • Waldo County
  • York County
Types of enterprises considered:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Berries
  • Hogs
  • Livestock
  • Nursery
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Sheep
  • Woodlot
Total Acres Desired:


Tillable Acres:


Wooded acres:


Acres in Pasture:


Acres in Pasture:


Acres in Orchard/Fruit/Perennials:


  • Doesn't matter
Farm structures needed:
  • Barn(s)
Equipment needed:

Tractor with loader and brush hog / mower
Manure spreader
+ Permanent Fencing
+ Orchard sprayer
+ Wood chipper
+ Bobcat
+ Silo / Grain Storage
+ Walk-in Refrigerator / Root Cellar

Arrangement(s) considered
  • 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
I am interested in farms with Conservation Easements:
  • Yes
Here is a summary of the vision for my farming future and/or business plan:

Our business plan consists of mutually beneficial symbiosis between pasture-raised livestock and fruit & nut orchard. We intend to manage a 20 acre orchard for the organic production of tree fruit and nuts for human consumption, and to supplement livestock feed. Intentional livestock management will target grazing to keep the orchard mowed and provide the primary source of fertility in the orchard. We plan to market premium-quality pasture-raised meat products and sell grafted fruit trees as a cash crop. Fruit harvested from the orchard will be sold fresh, and processed into value-added products such as pies, preserves, and cider.