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Total Acres Desired:

5

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

I was a full time farmer from 2014-2017 working seasonally on farms in NJ, NY and Maine. I have extensive experience with vegetable production as well as raising livestock (including pigs, chickens, goats, and sheep).

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Andrew Toothacker

Total Acres Desired:

40

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

We have been farming for a combined 10 years with both organic and biodynamic practices. For two years, we owned and operated a market garden in New Hampshire where we nurtured the experience necessary to scale-up our future business in Maine. We specialize in vegetable production and small animal husbandry with a focus on food produced in support of New England cuisine.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jessica Edwards

Total Acres Desired:

1-20

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

I have been working at Dandelion Spring Farm for the past 2 seasons, and previously

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Steph LeBlanc

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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

I have worked on farms in the past, taking care of poultry and livestock, sugaring, wood cutting, etc. currently homesteading on a small scale(1/2 acre) with chickens, rabbits, large veggie garden.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Dan Sykes

Total Acres Desired:

10-100

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

Managing and living on Meadowsweet Farm in Swanville ME, Razorville permaculture learning center and B&B; developing and managing Riley School Gardens, farm caretaking and gardening w friends and with Shared Living Collaborative Social Work agency in MA

Total Acres Desired:

5-40

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:

This would be a second career for me. Teacher to farmer.

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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:

My farming experience comes from my background of growing up on a healing center in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Lacking direction in life I found farming to be a motivation and skill I could develop. Farming has taken me to Costa Rica, France, and many other parts of the world. I am trying to build relationships and contacts for starting my own operation in the beautiful state of Maine.

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
  • 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:

I currently market garden an 3/4 of an acre, with two high tunnels one being 72 x 24 "NRCS funded" an 38 x 18 I purchase from Penn State, balance outside tunnels.
I cleared the land removed trees I planted in 1974 and truck in 35 tons topsoil I pulled from a farm that was growing into a housing development.
I have spent ten years plus taking PASA and Penn State workshops including their new farmer 12 week class among many others. I have based the past three years of Clean Slate Farm LLC business on selling to small restaurant owner operator chefs. Since I work full time for the Pa. Bureau of Forestry it's difficult to sell any other way.
With retirement approaching next spring, we are looking at moving back to the Bar Harbor area and a small acreage organic vegetable operation will be apart of that retirement plan.

Total Acres Desired:

Between 3 and 10

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard 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
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Started and currently running/managing an agave nursery and replanting program in the name of conservation of landscapes and biodiversity

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:

Looking for Dairy Farm to lease with tge option to purchase, in 2020-2022 i will be purchase 60 head.of cattle, with a contract through DFA from whom i am working for

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

WWOOF

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Heather Sanders

Total Acres Desired:

3-100?

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
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)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We have experience in growing vegetables and herbs. Also want to start an organic bath and body CBD-infused topical creams, bath bombs and body butter small business and only grow from there.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kelly Dunbar

Total Acres Desired:

10+

Organic:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Farm Manager
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We are currently working and living on a MOFGA certified organic farm in Washington County, Maine.

We are involved and experienced in many aspects of the farm including daily animal care (large poultry flocks, pigs, and cows), poultry processing (slaughter, cuts, packaging, and deliveries), dairy (milking, bottling, cream, yougurt, cheese, and butter), as well as general farm maintenance, and farmers markets.

We both aso have several years experience working as environmental educators in a farm and forest school. In addition to teaching children and running various community and educational programs on the farm, we also are experienced in caring for the site (management, maintenance, development, and stewardship) the farm (seedling care, raised beds, crops, perennial gardens, honey bees, and maple sugaring), and the animals (laying hens, broilers, turkeys, ducks, goats, sheep, and pigs).

Total Acres Desired:

5

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

I have been involved in farming all through my college career and now as a professional. I have volunteered in different local farms, community gardens, greenhouses, my own personal garden, and I now want to start my own farm.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Nathan Richardson

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

Vegetable and herb gardening, landscaping, and remodeling a home.

Name:

Greg

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Annie

Total Acres Desired:

Negotiable

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

CSA management
mixed vegetables
berries
poultry
baked goods
masonry
carpentry
ag machinery
rural living
& a genuine appreciation for dirt

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Hanna McDonald

Total Acres Desired:

10 acres or more

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
  • 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 worked as an apprentice for 2nd Wind Farm on Chebeague Island last summer, and will likely help on the farm again this summer.

I've studied works by Eliot Coleman, Joe Salatin, Never Sink Farm, and Jean-Martin Fourtier.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kirk Kohler

Total Acres Desired:

7

Organic:
  • No
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My partner and I have no experience with commercial farming. He and I are merchants. We are looking for some basic info about getting a farmer to grow a several acres of crops for us.

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Total Acres Desired:

more than 10 acres.

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

Organic farmer and homesteader with farm homeschooled children looking to buy farmland to build homestead, farm and education center. Stacy has over 25 years of organic horticulture and farming experience. Currently they have a diversified organic homestead, with high tunnel, vegetable, fruit and flower gardens. The family currently raises vegetables, flowers, goats, sheep and poultry on a self sustaining homestead scale. Stacy has a strong environmental stewardship ethic and is committing to conservation and preservation. The family seeks enough acreage to homestead, teach and preserve.

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.

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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:

40+

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:

Experience/Background: 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, California. The focus there was small-scale, intensive, regenerative, and organic crop production. Following my retirement, I completed a one-year internship with Greg Judy at Green Pastures Farm in Clark, Missouri. There I utilized rotational mob-grazing management of separate groups of 300 beef cattle and 150 hair sheep. Also during my internship in Missouri I volunteered with two tenant farmers of Green Pastures Farm, Alex and Bobbi of Blind Star Farm, assisting with 500 pastured laying hens and a yearly production of 50 forest-raised pigs. My family and I will be taking a break from full-time RV living and renting a house in Camden Maine from Oct 2019 to May 2020 to explore the different farming regions, communities, and churches throughout Maine.

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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.

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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.