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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Bryan Hamner

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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

Currently operating a two acre leased space for my family's homestead. We operate a roadside Farmstand in Gardiner selling organic produce, eggs, and craft goods. I've worked in healthcare as a Maine native for over ten years. My husband is a brewer but he supports my dreams. He does sugaring on the side. After the birth of my daughter I decided on a lifestyle change. We currently tend 50+ poultry including ducks, ornamentals and egg layers. We recently have added goats to our farm with the hopes of getting into dairy and meat. In addition have begun a small rabbitry. I have taken classes on market gardening with the hopes of expansion to CSA veggies one day. You can only do so much on two acres. We've made the most of our leased space.

Name:

S L

Total Acres Desired:

20+

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

We have been collectively farming for 10+ years on organic vegetable farms and with livestock. We currently manage our own small-scale regenerative farm on leased land, raising poultry and nursery crops with the hope to expand into larger livestock once we transition to a larger piece of land. We are college graduates with degrees in science and have a passion for caring for the land through organic practices. We are currently participating in MOFGA's Journeyperson program.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Marta

Total Acres Desired:

50-200

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

Native to New England, 20 years of experience if commercial beef cattle production in California and Nevada. Interested in farm to table products. 6 years of experience as a project manger for 2,000 acre state mitigation project that utilizes conservation based grazing practices. Looking to relocate our young family to Maine and to work in agriculture. Resume available.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Lynda Hopkins

Total Acres Desired:

10-200

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

Our family has owned and operated a CSA and farmers market farm in California for 12 years. We have been growing row crops, tending fruit trees, and managing a rotationally grazed egg-laying chicken flock for primarily direct-to-consumer sales, with some distribution through local restaurants and small-scale wholesalers as well. We have experience raising a herd of dairy goats (non-commercial dairy; income was primarily through sale of show-quality goat kids), sheep, heritage turkeys, ducks, and geese. We have also grown grains, dry beans, and seed garlic. We are launching our first-ever pumpkin patch this year.

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Total Acres Desired:

50

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 have no farming experience other than back yard gardening, but I am wanting to get out of the city into the fresh air, I'm not afraid of hard work and I know that is what it will take, I fell in love with Maine 20 years ago on vacation

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Edward Hacker

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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

I have helped plant and harvest on my parents fruit and vegetable farm. We have also raised and butchered small meat animals like rabbits, chickens, geese, turkeys, and ducks.

Total Acres Desired:

3-5-7-11-21 Acres +/-

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

"Been there done that". Was born in Farming environment. Looking to BUY, RENT, LEASE, RENT To OWN. 33-5-7-11, Max 21 Acres of Farm, with Barn..... or just Plain Tillable Land. Want to Raise Cage Free Chicken, Goat, and Organic Vegetable / Herb Garden. Will love to have the Farm not more than 1-2 Hours drive from Lowell, MA., in York or Cumberland Counties of ME. Will talk to you when you come back from you vacation.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Chelsey Kopp

Total Acres Desired:

100

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

I have worked on horse farms, own a property management business, have done landscaping, lead horticulturist, I want to grow hemp and medicinal cannabis.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Ken Smalt

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)
  • 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:

Elexis Vesely: Working on Farms since 2010, focus on organic and biodynamic livestock farms... 2015 arrived in Trumansburg NY, to start a ingrated animal operation on a Vegetable Farm. 2020 started and running a small dairy, raw milk and on site processing of Yogurt.

Ken Smalt: Cook. 2016 and 2017 helped work on Vegetable farm attached to restaurant... until 2018 worked on same integrated animal operation, focus on helping with milking, fencing and managing cows, and slaughter and butchering.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Elizabeth Mullins

Total Acres Desired:

100

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

Though I haven't done production farming, I grew up in central Appalachia where our families engaged in a lot of subsistence agriculture to help weather downturns in the coal markets. I carried on with this tradition myself, raising gardens, canning, and doing what we could to supplement our own food stores. After leaving the coal industry in 2010, I attended Berea College as a full-time non-traditional (older student). While there, part of my academic focus was in sustainability and environmental studies and Appalachian studies, specifically in bridging the subsistence agriculture and food security of Appalachian communities with modern day sustainable agriculture, including permaculture, aquaponics, composting, ecological design etc. I am also very mechanically inclined with experience in various trades and skills such as electrical (including solar PV), carpentry, plumbing, welding, hydraulics, auto mechanics, diesel mechanics, etc. I enjoy learning and can do just about anything I set my mind too.

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Total Acres Desired:

7+

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:

I have worked on and volunteered at dozens of farms in MA and ME, experiencing/observing all manner of management style from conventional to certified organic. 2005 marked the beginning of a decade + of farming full-time/for a living. I have also spent several years managing my own market garden.

After growing up spending any free time I had at NCOF in MA, I lived at that farm (Natick Community Organic Farm) for almost 3 years as the intern/apprentice. During that time I had a hand in every aspect of organic livestock, fruit/veg., maple syrup, & cut flower production. I also worked as a counselor managing campers of all ages at the summer farm camps, and instructed visiting school groups during the winter. Since that time I have gone on to work on a variety of farms ranging from 3 acres to 180 acres of production; some privately owned, some managed by land trusts, some multi-generational farms. On these operations I have participated in/managed the following:
Organic vegetable & fruit production, organic orchard installation/management, organic livestock [(head, meat & dairy aspects) goats, cows, poultry, pigs], cut flower production & arrangement, all manner of tractor work, organic soil/land management, firewood production. In 2014 I served as coordinator for the Teen Agriculture Program at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport-- a program that has it's origins at NCOF.

I have also managed my own operations producing organically managed vegetables & cut flowers, as well as meat-rabbits, and a conventional farrowing operation.

At this time I am seeking to put from 1 up to 5 acres into organically managed production, as well as to support agricultural education/immersion and art enrichment programs for people of all ages. I have a deep appreciation for the importance of our connection to the land around us, as well as to the food we eat. Seeking to connect with a like-minded land owner open to exploring a creative transfer.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Alexander Gehringer

Total Acres Desired:

<100

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

My Fiance and I are looking for our little slice of heaven. I grew up on a 500 acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. I am not looking for a huge project like that unless I had a mentor. I want a smaller farm where I can diversify -mostly looking for water access to raise oysters and/or build my own fishery. We've working in fine dining restaurants so we are hoping to supply local eateries and hopefully partner with local educational institutions to provide education and field trips. We are looking for a community that cares about their land and wants to steward and protect it - living with the land. I am no stranger to long and cold winters where round bails and square bales needed setting out at 4am in the dark. We are young and interested in building something or taking something over. The farm would be my job as well as my passion project.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Nate Kane

Total Acres Desired:

10

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
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:

While Nate has held a job at the DOT I have worked at a local farm for the past 4 years. We currently have 4 gardens on our small 3/4 of an acre property and have been looking for more land in order to grow larger gardens for local sale and add livestock animals for sustainability. We’ve had a hard time in our area finding land that would be suitable as many out of state buyers often buy the homes for 2nd homes, or buy land to build second homes.

Total Acres Desired:

12-100 acres

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

I'm an out-of-work restaurant hospitality professional /gourmet cook from Maine and I'm all about the farm-to-table experience. I have many years experience growing organic herbs, vegetables, cooking and eating fine Maine food. My plan/dream is a saltwater farm (or near water) I need a HUGE barn to do my community dinners, lobster bakes as well as weddings (for the $$$!) I do sell antiques, vintage and recycled furniture. My planning would include solar panels on all of the roofs to be economical and self-sufficient. Possibly a work-for rent situation to help employees and/or guests live and learn how to grow and cook healthy inexpensive meals and supply me with labor. I would use the 4-5 bedroom in the farm house as income rentals via (Air B&B) for additional $$$ income. Serving breakfasts with my farm-fresh eggs! I would of course partner with other local farmer/fishers for my seafood and dairy. I would hire locals for dining service, cooking, cleaning and pay them well $$$! I do have interest in a documentary or filming of our experiences of the farm. I'm sure people would find the farm life interesting! We can call the show "Life On The Farm"
PS. I have many years experience in advertising, social media, photography, writing, cooking, hospitality and gardening, (I do have tons of photos to show my work)

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Mona Dougherty

Total Acres Desired:

20+

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
  • 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 been in landscaping and gardening since I was 7, Attended a Horticultural Vocational Class in High School, and practice regenerative Farming techniques. My desire id to operate a Market Garden, running a number of permanent raised beds in succession. I use little machinery and mostly hand tools, with the intention to bring better than organic foods to the local community

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Misty

Total Acres Desired:

Open

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

I'm currently crop sharing 1 a parcel that's about 5 Acres. I'm looking to Branch out on my own obtain my own parcel of land to where I can Farm produce and raise chickens laying hens be more exact. I'm and disabled veteran family of 6 my baby is special needs

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Rebecca

Total Acres Desired:

10+

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

For the past three years we have raised meat rabbits on a large-scale operation (150-200 head). This operation includes an automatic watering system throughout the barn, which we designed ourselves, as well as a waste collection system. Additionally, this year we began bagging and selling the manure, which has been greatly beneficial to our farm.

Additionally, we raise coturnix quail for both eggs and meat, as well as chickens and ducks for the same purpose. This year we have also added angora rabbits, which we use for the fiber.

This is our third year raising hogs, which we currently raise on woodland.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Michael Kelley

Total Acres Desired:

Min 5

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

Teresa: Home gardening. Grew up raising birds and dogs.
Michael: 2 years of horticulture program, member of FFA for 2 years, Landscaping for 4 years. 1 year work on local Maine Farm.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Taylor Walls

Total Acres Desired:

2-10

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

Taylor has past experience working on produce farms picking and doing other odd jobs. We are educating ourselves on market gardening in the hopes of getting started spring or early summer next year.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Sydney Zeff

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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

We are a young homesteading couple with a winning attitude, a passion for the planet and our community. We have been maintaining nearly two acres of permaculture gardens and a micro orchard for the last five years. Our farming practices are completely organic and focused on bio sustainability and soil regeneration. Our philosophy also focuses on sharing our homesteading knowledge and the care-taking of local communities through the use of hands on self-reliance skills. Everyone should know how to tap a maple tree, make a loaf of bread and grow their own food.

Total Acres Desired:

300-500

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 grew up on family dairy farm & milk hauling family in Pennsylvania. After death of grandparents was settled & family operations were dissolved I moved to Wisconsin & bought a farm. I'm lookin for a family style dairy farm in Maine that I also could start a small farm processing plant along with the dairy farm, Maine residents seems to have a very good relationship at supporting their small farms and farming communities.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Frederick Morgan -father

Total Acres Desired:

75

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

I have been working on various farm types for my entire life. I have experience with horses, goats,sheep, pigs, cows, poultry, rabbits, and organic mixed vegetables. I attended the University of Maine in Orono for Sustainable Agriculture, where I ran the Black Bear Food Guild for one season, with one other female. We implemented several of my ideas for the farm, which helped it to make a large profit for the first time in it's existence. I did not finish my degree at UMO for various reasons, some which were out of my control, but I gained a lot of information while there. I have since been growing a small farm in Exeter, Maine. I grow mixed vegetables for a market and I also do duck and chicken eggs. I also have two horses that are pets, but also as grounds keepers, and manure compost suppliers. I have outgrown my current location, which I am currently renting, and would like to move to a larger piece of land where I can expand my operation and eventually go full time.

Total Acres Desired:

50-100

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Short-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:

I have been farming for 7 years on a variety of organic farms. My most recent position was managing a 4 acre diversified vegetable operation with a 140 member CSA. Before that I spent multiple years focusing on livestock management and hope to find a farm where I can integrate livestock in with annual vegetables and orchards.

I am passionate about building healthy soils and believe in the importance of regenerative farming practices to improve the land so that it will continue to be resilient and productive for generations to come.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kristine

Total Acres Desired:

20+

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

Michael has around 10 years between working as a teen on a farm and owning a small hobby farm which included, goats, pasture raised meat poultry, egg layers, quail, Turkey's, rabbits and gardens. With extensive knowledge of Joel Salatin way of Symbiotic farming thus cutting costs as well as a balanced way of permaculture farming.
As well as livestock we have over 30 years combined in gardening.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kelly Collins

Total Acres Desired:

as many as possible

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

Timothy Collins- Grew up in Berwick maine on Collins Farm rte 236 Berwick Cattle , Family has raised many grand champions Uncle Don Collins is big Animal Vet, so many years in 4h, showing, growing, and established in cattle. Now work primarily with Nubian Goats, Chicken, swine....Would like to have room for Cattle also

Kelly Collins, Grew up in Lebanon maine, Downs Family, All around farm, Horses, cattle, rabbits, goats geese etc. Also cottage foods, canning, preparation, pies for sale, Fruit trees, sustainable harvesting wild forage
Also raises and trains Livestock Guardian Dogs Great Pyrenees
Currently on a small scale, do microgreens, recipe boxes with local vegetables and meat ( think meal delivery boxes but for local folks) cooking classes for harvesting foods, Nubian goats as therapy , poultry Great pyrenees dogs, fruit trees, etc We really want a space to grow Simpler Thyme Farms into something great. We want to offer more apprentice learning opportunites specifically for Veterans

have 20 year old daughter, who wants to also Farm, and would be generational, And grandson. Current Foster parents