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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.

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.

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.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

dana Murray

Application Date:

07/29/2018

Total Acres Desired:

150

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

I have raised cattle for the past 3 yrs, bred horses i have my business registered under name of Diaz Quarter Horses.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jordan Pike

Application Date:

07/17/2018

Total Acres Desired:

5-20

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 run a medium sized vegetable production Farm in Lebanon Maine where we currently lease Farmland. This is our 11th year, we have a 30-person CSA, and do for farmers markets as well as numerous restaurants in the Portsmouth area. We are currently producing vegetables on 3 acres of land, with 20 acres of pasture which we use for two small dairy cows and a small flock of goats. We do milk and cheese as well. As well as 350 laying hens. See www.twotoadfarm.com for more information

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Application Date:

04/29/2018

Total Acres Desired:

2-4

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

The Maine Rice Project is based in Fairfield, Maine. It was founded in 2015 by Ben Rooney. The Maine Rice Project’s primary goal is to get more people in Maine growing and eating local, sustainably grown rice and other grains. We believe that integrated polyculture grains farming can increase profitability of small farms in Maine, while supporting the surrounding ecosystems and waterways.

The Maine Rice Project at Wild Folk Farm is the only commercial rice operation in Maine, and one of the largest in the Northeast. While Wild Folk has worked well as an initial location to pioneer rice growing in Maine and validate this as a genuine opportunity, the site is constrained by several factors that make it difficult to continue doing the research needed to optimize this polyculture paddy technology. One of the important takeaways from our experience at Wild Folk has been the realization that an effective paddy system is fundamentally site-specific, meaning that system design must take into account characteristics of the site where it is to be located. Designing a good rice paddy begins with selecting a good site.

Maine-grown rice is already commercial viable. We have seen a rapid rise in the demand for our rice, both from food and seed customers, in the last two years. The 2017 harvest was our largest yet, at 3000 pounds. Most of accounts, at restaurants, co-ops, and from individual sales, are requesting year-long supplies of rice, however demand has been so strong that by the end of 2017 we will be out of rice. Demand has significantly outpaced supply at this point, and the market is calling for increased production.

Why grow rice in Maine? Simply put, Maine has considerable wetland and clay-rich acreage, much of it on farmland that is quite fertile, but unusable for most forms of agriculture. Rice is a crop that grows well in these conditions, and thus could substantially increase the economic productivity of these farmlands. Many people think that Maine’s climate is too cold for rice growing. This is simply not the case. Rice has been grown for hundreds of years in Northern Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, and throughout eastern Europe in climates much the same, if not colder than Maine’s.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Tyler Pierce

Application Date:

06/17/2016

Total Acres Desired:

100+

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:

We each have 8-10 years of farming experience and are currently located on Townhouse Rd in Whitefield Maine. We are looking to expand onto more land in the vicinity, or to a property with good infrastructure such as an old dairy farm east of 95.

Total Acres Desired:

3+

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

I have been gardening and farming for over a decade. In 2006 I was a MOFGA apprentice at a permaculture homestead and tree nursery in Franklin Maine.
From there, I moved on to develop my own permaculture- focused homestead with livestock including poultry, dairy goats, honey bees, and meat rabbits, which I tended for 8 years. In 2013 I was accepted into the MOFGA Journeyperson program, which initiated 4 growing seasons of running my own cut flower farm, growing on a half acre and marketing to wholesale accounts, studio florists, farmer's market, CSA, and wedding design. In addition to my own farm, I have worked on 2 other flower farms in Maine as co-manager and harvest crew. With over 20 years of self-study in herbalism, today I am interested in focusing on permaculture and biodynamic growing of medicinal herbs and flowers. I am particularly interested in growing medicinals to be sold to established herbalists in the state, in addition to maintaining ample and diverse pollinator habitat including native and medicinal species.

Total Acres Desired:

50

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

Lived and worked on two small family farms in Maine and Ohio, since childhood; grew herbs, veggies, berries/orchard, flowers, grains, established butterfly gardener and promote conservation.
Have some experience in preparing farm plan and marketing. took courses on anti- GMOS’; plants and human affairs; botany; conservation organic & sustainable methods