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Name:

H C

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

K. C.

Total Acres Desired:

20 or greater

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)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

On farming background -- I grew up working on my Grandparents 40 milking Holsteins South Carolina farm -- fluid milk, sold to coop. Approx. 100 acres in pasture and 40-60 acres of coastal Bermuda hay. After college, I worked for Kvaerner construction as a historic preservation foreman in Sarasota, Florida, then ran a ceramics studio in Atlanta, GA. I returned to farming at Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN where I was the farm product coordinator (sales, production, facility design, contract negotiating) and my husband, was the dairyman and cheesemaker. We milked sheep, approx 60-80 head and purchased cow's milk as well for cheese making. He won (I believe, its been a while 🙂 4 ACS awards for Blackberry Farm & I negotiated national distribution of farm products in partnership with Williams Sonoma.
After Blackberry Farm, we relocated to Coatesville, PA to work on Doe Run Farm where I was general farm manager overseeing crops, pasture, hay, buildings, and dairy/meat sales -- at that time 700 acres total -- 120 in hay -- orchard grass, 2 acres of feed corn, 20 of oats, 20 of barley. He was lead dairyman for the milking heard of 30 Jersey cows, 80 sheep and 40 goats (plus steers/meat animals) -- He was also the cheese maker at Doe Run winning 6 ACS awards and one world cheese award for cheese he designed/produced.
In 2013 began working as dairy buyer for Four Seasons produce distributor based in Lancaster, PA after Doe Run and was there for 5 year running their non-produce department (dairy, eggs, meat & USDA/FDA/HACCP compliance)
2015 my husband began working at Appleton Farm in Ipswich, MA 1000 acre land trust farm owned by the Trustees of Reservations non-profit. He began as lead cheese maker and now heads both the dairy and the cheese making. 30 milking Jerseys, 120 acres of hay, approx 100 acres of pasture.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Sara

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)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Rose graduated from sterling college with a bachelors degree in sustainable agriculture. Rose has a great deal of farming experience that includes pasture chicken, pork and beef. Rose also has a great deal of experience with growing vegetables and selling the food she grows.
Sara currently is a Produce Manager for Hannaford.
We have been raising our food for several years and would like to continue using the land to be self sufficient.
We are open to options. Seeking a farm with some land that can be worked.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Michael Whitmore

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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

Michael and I have owned/operated The Farm at Mckenney Rd for the past three years after learning to farm at Farmer Kev's Organics in Gardiner. We farm organically with minimal machinery and are committed to soil health and longevity. We call ourselves "culinary focused farmers" because cooking and eating is at the center of what we do. Every summer we run a Sunday Supper Club where members come to the farm for a six course meal made from ingredients grown on the property. Guests are served field side at a 16 seat reclaimed wood farm table-Michael has worked as a chef for years prior to us farming and we have really enjoyed bringing farming and food service together. We are currently looking for a new spot in the Biddeford/Saco area. We need very little infrastructure to get started so are interested in land with or without a house. We will be financing through the FSA, so a patient seller is a must (these loans can take a few months). Check out our website for more about us! thefarmme@gmail.com

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Elizabeth

Total Acres Desired:

75-200

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:

I am a recently retired Naval Officer & helicopter pilot. Before I retired, I did a five-month, part-time internship at Wild Willow Farm & Education Center in San Diego, CA. The focus there was small-scale, intensive regenerative and organic crop production. Following my retirement, I completed a year internship with Greg Judy at Green Pastures Farm in Clark, MO. There we used rotational mob-grazing techniques for separate groups of nearly 300 beef cattle and 150 hair sheep. Additionally, I volunteered with a tenant farmer of Green Pastures Farm, Blind Star Farm, assisting with 500 pastured laying hens and a yearly production of 50 forest-raised pigs. My family and I currently live full time in our travel trailer and are traveling the United States for the remainder of 2019 as we visit farms, friends, and the many natural sites of this beautiful country. We are narrowing down the potential geographic areas in which we hope to buy a farm, with mid-coast Maine as a top region.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Chad Mills

Total Acres Desired:

15-100

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

We have worked on a variety of farms including; vegetable production, small raw dairies, educational farm training, grass based livestock, and berry farms. Some of our skills include; tractor operation, maintenance & repair, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, greenhouse production, cheese making, bee keeping, livestock care, irrigation, tree pruning, and teaching.

Total Acres Desired:

5-6

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have my degree in Animal Sciences and have worked on many diverse farms in the last 6 years, including time spent in Iceland lambing out ~800 ewes for the past two springs. I own Icelandic sheep currently and looking for more pasture to rotate them on in the central Maine area.

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Total Acres Desired:

10-50

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)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have worked caring for hunter-jumper, dressage, and race horses for 11 years. I have been trained in basic stable management and training hunter-jumper horses to be handled on the ground and ridden. I diversified my knowledge of farming by completing my bachelors degree in Animal and Veterinary Science with a minor in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Maine, Orono in 2017. During my time at UMaine I worked in the dairy barn for 2 years (students are only expected to work 1 semester) learning how to milk, assist in calving, artificially inseminate cows, manage mastitis and other bovine ailments, and proper nutrition for fresh, dry, and lactating cows. As a student at UMaine I also was heavily involved in the Ewe Maine Sheep Club and volunteered to do daily barn chores, assist with shearing, and manage ewes and lambs during lambing season. Immediately following graduation I was selected by a professor to complete a lambing internship at the Agricultural University of Iceland. During this internship I independently delivered approximately 3,000 lambs and learned Icelandic shepherding techniques. Upon my return to Maine I have been working at ImmuCell Corporation, a bovine health company, to formulate preventative vaccines for cattle. I have continued working on several farms part time raising livestock (horses, chickens, pigs) hay, and vegetables. I have also completed the course So You Want to Farm in Maine? given by the Cooperative Extension to learn the business side of farming in Maine. Currently, I am working as a sheep and alpaca shearing apprentice for Edie Kershner.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Samantha Hood

Total Acres Desired:

100+

Organic:
  • 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
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I attended NCAHS in Walpole, Mass graduating in 1982. While I was there I worked a summer on the schools farm, which encompassed working in the Dairy barn, with the beef and swine and sheep sides of the house too. I also worked at Powisett Farm in Dover, Mass (now closed) during my senior year and after graduation. I then work as a heavy equipment operator for Landis Excavation Company in Hanover, Mass. In 1987 I became a Police Officer in York, Maine and am still presently doing that. Throughout my tenure there I have continued to operate heavy equipment part time. In 2004 through 2009 I owned and operated High Pine Organic Gardens. I was able to manage this on a part time basis along with my "day job". I raised vegetables, and free range turkeys, selling them directly to consumers from my house as well as farmers markets and to restaurants. I stopped due to time restraints of working full time job and raising a family. Deciding to rededicate myself to both which had suffered under the ever increasing time obligations of my farming enterprise.

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • 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:

Landscaping, Nursery Work, as well as work in a pear orchard. I'm looking for a site to plant vines for the purpose of making wine.

Total Acres Desired:

5-20

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

I have an undergraduate degree in Horticulture/Agronomy and 20 years of experience running a small garden maintenance business. I have interned at both a public garden and a biodynamic farm. I am 5 months into a year long internship with Wild Seed Project, an organization in Maine that is working to promote the awareness, appreciation and propagation of native plants. I have also completed Wild Seed Project's seed class and am in the third year of spearheading the development of a food forest at Viles Arboretum in Augusta.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Gaetane

Total Acres Desired:

3+

Organic:
  • Yes
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:

I used to work as gardener and in a vineyard in Bordeaux, France. We have always had a large home garden, doing herbs and veggies and chickens. My wife has worked with horses for many years.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Eli Saville

Total Acres Desired:

15-50

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have 5 years of experience working for Fisher Farm, growing a variety of vegetables and cut flowers, along with some egg production. I've been farming for 6 seasons now in total. Eli has a couple of seasons of organic vegetable farm work under his belt.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kelin Underwood

Total Acres Desired:

6

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
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)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up on a small farm in Alfred, ME., growing vegetables and digging in the dirt since I was five years old.
We also raised sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits, a goat and a rescue horse.
Several years ago, I did some WOOFing across the country on my road trips, and got to experience different farming practices in different parts of this country.
I worked with others to start up some small community farms in Albuquerque, NM and Asheville, NC , and have worked on bigger farms in southern Maine
It's part of who I am, and a huge piece of my heart.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Lana Cannon Dracup

Total Acres Desired:

30+

Organic:
  • Yes
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:

We are two sisters (Lana and Sara) with five years of running our farm business as Cannons at Noon Family Sheep Farm in addition to two years of apprenticeships before we launched our business. We both were MOFGA journeypersons in our first to years of business, and continue to attend as many farming workshops and conferences as possible. Cannons at Noon Farm is certified organic by MOFGA. We currently lease from our aunt in Springvale, Maine. We work alongside Jean(our aunt) in raising a flock of approximately 140 sheep, and cultivate four acres of diversified vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. We milk 56 of our ewes for soft cheese production. We tap 30 trees for a small maple syrup operation and are currently raising 60 hens for egg production.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Raymon McDonald

Total Acres Desired:

4 to 10

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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)
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My husband has 20 years experience with animals and some farming vet tech almost wizard with animals

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

William Linhart

Total Acres Desired:

20

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

At the age of 20, in 2004, William started working on a flower farm for six months in Springfield, Oregon seeding, weeding, watering, and harvesting flowers. It gave the opportunity to see an active farm for the first time from seed to sale.
In 2006, William was once again working on a farm in Mendocino, California harvest herbs. It was eye opening to see small scale harvest of a mono-crop for market.
In 2011, William spent time farming in Oxford, Mississippi planting seeds, turning compost piles, clearing trees, and harvesting a variety of vegetables.
From these experiences, William has held his desire in working with the Earth to supply a steady, healthy supply of food sources.

In 2008, Sara traveled to Annapolis, California to work on a small homestead through WWOOF. There she cleared trees, learned woodworking skills, and for the first time got a sense of how a more remote homestead actually works.
In 2010, Sara was studying anthropology in Kansas City, Missouri where she began studying the production of material goods. She started exploring the ideas of producing her own goods in order to have a better understanding and engagement with the world around her. Since then, she has had a vegetable garden growing wherever she has lived.

In 2017, we started studying permaculture together, growing food wherever we could, and learning to work together as a team. Since moving to Maine last spring, our sense of gaining roots and growing food and community continues to motivate us.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Avraham Gitlitz

Total Acres Desired:

30-150

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We're career farmers, recently moved to Maine to find our own land. We have several years experience with dairy cows, cheese and other raw milk products, many seasons of vegetable growing, some within larger CSA based models and others with smaller scale biointensive gardening. We have raised pastured pork, including slaughtering and meat curing experiences and raised a variety of fowl for meat and eggs. We have experience making jams and jellies, fermented vegetables and salsa, kombucha, and fruit wine. We have experience shepherding goats, training livestock guardian dogs, vermicomposting, sprouting feed, planting trees, etc.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Katelyn Tozier

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • 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 have organic dairy farming experience. Currently working as a truck driver hauling tanker. My wife has some dairy farming experience as well, mostly milking. She is currently a stay at home mom. We raise broilers and pigs on our own property for personal use as well as for sale.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Aaron Leatham

Total Acres Desired:

2-200

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
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Large family garden. Grew up raising chickens, goats, cows, horses but haven't done it on a production level.

Total Acres Desired:

5-40+

Organic:
  • 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)
  • 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:

Owner / Operator / Sole Proprietor of Grade A goat farmstead microdairy licensed to sell retail raw milk for human consumption, aged raw milk cheeses. Raised purebred registered goats for over ten years. Did artificial insemination, participated in ADGA's Linear Appraisal program, Dairy Herd Improvement program, earned "SG" Superior Genetics permanent designation on several does from my own breeding program. State Food Safety milk sample testing program showed consistent, excellent results. Dairy premises inspections also excellent.

Created five acre farm from "scratch": decided where to put driveway, septic, barn, fencing, everything.

Had horses for over thirty years. Geese and ducks for over ten years.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Zachary Nielsen

Total Acres Desired:

120

Organic:
  • Yes
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)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We are beginning farmers, but ambitious and driven. While we have never made a living off of farming, we have had a successful home garden that fed our family and friends for the past couple of years. We have researched cultivation methods and this year Sabine is going to have a market garden.

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Total Acres Desired:

5-500

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Hello,

My name is Matt, I just moved up to Maine and sold my home down in New Hampshire. I live in biddeford and am using this place for the time being until I am able to rent a farm in York County. I worked on a farm in Oregon ,love to be in the country and get my hands dirty. I'm looking to rent a farm big or small to do a small patch of medical cannabis as well as an organic vegetable garden. I would love a 1-3 year lease if the property was perfect I would most likely end up staying longer. Also a thought I had would be to buy 3-10 acres and build a cabin if someone was willing to subdivide their property. I am a very hard worker and a jewelry designer by trade. I consider myself to be a very hard working, trust worthy, and a responsible guy. I am looking forward to moving as soon as possible. Spring is right around the corner.

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Application Date:

01/23/2019

Total Acres Desired:

10-75

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
  • 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:

3 seasons organic landscaping
4 seasons organic farm, different farms- vegetables, fruits, medicinal herbs~ duties including managerial/ finding markets/ advertising etc.
3 seasons managing edible landscapes/gardens/ veg garden at a resort and maintaining several clients' design and install

Application Date:

01/14/2019

Total Acres Desired:

100 to 500 Plus Acres

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
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Experienced Farming Group looking for large tracts of farmable tillable land and will consider pastures and fields, as well.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

David Olsen

Application Date:

01/09/2019

Total Acres Desired:

4-20

Organic:
  • Yes
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)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We are beginning farmers/homesteaders and would welcome guidance from the existing owners of any farm we might consider purchasing. We have both been vegetable gardeners for years. Rachel has taken a Permaculture Design Course and we've done some experimenting with permaculture principles in our small yard and hope to create a more extensive food forest when we finally have the space to do so. We have raised chickens and worked on several small farms with goats, sheep, pigs, and chickens through WWOOF, also gaining insights and further developing our vegetable gardening, perennial fruit and herb knowledge.