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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Bruce Bickford

Total Acres Desired:

10-50

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

My name is Kirsten and my partner Bruce and I own and operate Abenaki Springs Farm in Walpole, NH. which is a successful small scaled, certified organic farm that produces mainly vegetables and small fruit but also pastured poultry and a few pigs for ourselves. We sell our produce at two popular farmers markets, CSA, our road side stand, and wholesale accounts such as local restaurants and a local foodhub. Before buying this property in 2004, Bruce managed Hutchins Farm in Concord, MA.

Total Acres Desired:

10-50 open fields with surrounding woods is ideal

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

I am currently managing/own an organic farm which I started with my wife as new farmers. Our property was an orchard in the 1700s which was let go. It has now been restored and planted out as an experimental fruit farm, also growing nuts, mushrooms, herbs and veggies as well as raising chickens and ducks, protected by 2 LGDs. We have successfully grown 65 kinds of fruits and need to find more land to expand. I am a strong supporter and advocate for improving food security in New England and have selected 5 fruits and 2 nuts for larger scale production on 20-50 acres. I have developed a business plan but cannot move forward without reasonably priced open land. Many parts of Maine have perfect growing conditions and great soils. The ideal land for us is old farm fields which remain open with surrounding woods for orchard protection from winds. We can utilize rolling hills and less-than-ideal terrain as well as some periodically wet soil, although most of our operation requires well-drained soils. Ideally a barn would exist for storage and working with protection from the weather. I do not require housing now but would need minimal housing for working periods. Some water source is ideal.

Total Acres Desired:

1/2

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

I have been farming all my life starting in the 80's working on the research team at Johnny's Seeds. I currently am the owner of Mindful Gardens which I started 8 years ago. I grow cut flowers, herbs and vegetables.
The land that i have been farming on is no longer available to me and I am searching for a new place to continue.
I attend the Bath Farmers' Market and have a great following of customers.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Shannon Vidrine

Total Acres Desired:

60 - 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:

My wife and I have grown up on our family farms. We have a proven ability to grow vegetables and raise chickens. We are in our early 50's and we have been wanting to do this for ever

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Emma Abby

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kurt Holmes

Total Acres Desired:

100+

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

My name is Emma and I own and operate a farm in Eagle Point, Oregon with my husband (Kurt), our two small children (Ronan 6, Thea 2), and my mother-in-law and her husband (Angela and Jens). Kurt and I have been on this journey together for 20 years now, 12 years of which we’ve been pursuing farming as our primary focus.
We were both born and raised in New England and left together in 2008 for graduate school in Sweden (Kurt MS in Plant Ecology, Emma MS in Sustainability Science). It was then that we first were exposed to organic agriculture and began to realize that was our future. We started volunteering and working on small organic farms from then on (in Sweden to start and subsequently in HI, NC, NV and finally OR). After graduation in 2010, we decided to drive across the US for the first time, to see if Oregon might be the right place for us to settle and start a farm of our own. At the time, farmland was far more affordable in Oregon than in the northeast, which was a driving force for us along with climate.
We did indeed fall in love with Oregon and we both found jobs working on a beautiful historic farm (that reminded us of ‘home’ i.e. New England) running their agricultural programs (Kurt, livestock and gardens, and me, education programs). Kurt’s mother found herself at a crossroads in life and decided to join us in Oregon. She knew we were dreaming about stewarding some land of our own and so she decided to buy a neglected, broken down old farm in the Rogue Valley for us to fix up and all live together (there are two homes next to each other on this land). I continued to work as the Direction of Education at Historic Hanley Farm for a few years after we moved onto our own farm, up until our eldest child was born in 2015. Kurt worked for several different local farms for years, in addition to our own, in order to buy our place on the deed of this farm, which we all own together now.
Our intention was to stay here forever, but at the beginning, wildfires were not an annual event. Since we moved to this farm in 2013, every summer has been plagued by at least a week of toxic wildfire smoke. This past year we had over 9 weeks of toxic wildfire smoke filling the valley. It is visible in the air at all times, with ash residue on everything. The gardens and livestock struggle. The tipping point for me is simple, our children. It is known to cause major health complications, especially for growing little bodies. However devastating it might be to leave here and start again somewhere else, we must be prudent and protect our children, and ourselves.
As for our farm here, we live in a rural farming community in Eagle Point, Oregon. Rural, but about 20-30 minutes to a vibrant town. Our farm is 80 acres of open pasture and oak savannah. We primarily raise Icelandic sheep (about 20-25 ewes plus annual lambs) and A2/A2 Jersey cows. We also raise Kune Kune pig. We have extensive permaculture gardens and have taken soil building very seriously from the start. We've planted dozens of fruit trees, an acre of coppiced willow, and hundreds of perennial plants in addition to annual gardens. We have a 3/4 acre spring fed pond that we use to irrigate our gardens and livestock water. We sell raw milk, lamb, pork, and surplus produce to our local community. We also run a rustic campsite nestled in the corner of one of our pastures. You can check out our campsite, which won best Hipcamp site in Oregon 2021, by searching ‘HipCamp Pasture Camping on the Farm’ (and see lots of pics!).
We have created a beautiful life here, the life of our dreams starting all those years ago as students in Sweden learning about permaculture for the first time. Our kids were born right here in this farmhouse where I write this. They are deeply connected to this land. But we acknowledge that this chapter is coming to an end. We can hold on a few more years and pray for less smoke, but ultimately it’s only a matter of time before we leave, as the wildfires/smoke are unlikely to end.

Total Acres Desired:

25 or more

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

I really don't have formal training in the farming industry. I have worked on a farm in my teens and learned how to hay , and grow crops to be self sustaining from feed for the animals to feeding families in the area.I have maintained a vegetable garden for my family and others. As for livestock I raise and show Great Pyrenees dogs and am highly interested in the genetics of bettering the breed. So i would use this knowledge and improving the cattle or other livestock.

Total Acres Desired:

300+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
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 have extensive grass based beef cattle experience (35 years) and am interested in renting cleared, usable fields (reasonably contiguous) for use as pasture and hay production that will support a 100 head cow/calf operation. Roughly 300+ acres. While not necessary, would be interested in existing fencing, water systems, infrastructure and equipment.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Gregory Bender

Total Acres Desired:

25-100

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 have a diverse background in farming. I began my farming career on Martha's Vineyard as a farm worker on a diversified vegetable farm. I worked in the fields, the market store, and ended up managing the 1 acre herb garden for the season. The next year I returned to MV as a farm worker on a 20 acre mixed vegetable farm. There we sold produce at the farmer's market, delivered to local markets, and had a 200 member CSA. I then graduated from college, UMass Amherst, and went into the Peace Corps as an Ag. Extension volunteer. I worked on small farmers and with small farmers to diversify their production and decrease use of pesticides/insecticides. I returned to the United States and was an intern with John Jeavons of Ecology Action in CA. This was a 1 acre diversified educational farm. I then moved to New York and was an Asst. Farm Manager on a 20 acre diversified vegetable farm. We had over 50 types of crops and distributed to a CSA and to the community where we lived which was a living center for those with developmental disabilities. After this I returned to the west coast to settle in Eugene, OR. While there earning my Masters in Teaching I was an Asst. Manager on a 1 acre diversified vegetable farm. After finishing my degree I moved to Portland, Oregon and began teaching at high school in SW WA. I created a horticulture program and small farm at the HS I worked at. I ran a commercial greenhouse and 1 acre market garden for the school. All of these farming experiences were on small diversified farms that were either organic, biodynamic, or a combination of regenerative practices. My husband and I bought 2.5 acres in SW WA where we had a small vegetable farm, chickens, pigs, and a fruit orchard. We sold to local restaurants and to a weekly subscription. We sold eggs and slaughtered our pigs at home.,
I am now in Connecticut as the Farm Ed. Coordinator at the Hotchkiss school but last winter our farm manager left and I took over as interim farm manager for 4 months. We have a 280 farm but cultivate around 3 acres including high tunnels, chickens, pigs, and an orchard.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kelly Cote

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

Hi I'm glad I found ya!I'm looking to rent to own a small farm i have had my lil farm for 4 winters now an im looking for a permanent homestead for us,which is myself, my 8yr old Stryker dog,my 13yr old potbelly I've had since 3days old,Gracie the beughftul boergoat,Sitsue almost 3 my working steer will be an ox in jan.my Bubba baby,yr old pet rooster an my fixed fat an happy barn kitty's, im willing to live on as helper on the farm if anyone is looking,maybe to sell to me when they decide to move on,its getting colder,I do have a large camper home.Hope this will help me!Thankyou ~kelly 🚜 trublu farms

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Emily Elkins

Total Acres Desired:

10+

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

We have worked through schools on volunteering projects planting trees, planting vegtables in no-till beds, creating swales, harvesting and a lot of online research and college level courses.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Paul (husband) Austin (son)

Total Acres Desired:

100

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We are a family of 6: a young, 21 year old farmer; 2 parents; 2 teenage brothers; and gramma.
Our eldest son has wanted to farm since boyhood. He is level headed, hard-working and beloved by all the farmers around us. He is currently finishing a second year of internship at Hawthorne Valley Farm in Columbia County NY. This is an 800 acre organic/biodynamic dairy farm with 54 milking cows and a CSA with 300 members. The production garden of 15 acres feeds not only the CSA members but also 3 markets in New York City and a large retail store.
Our son also has experience raising broiler chickens; rotational grazing beef cattle, caring for hogs and maple sugaring. As parents we bring skills in vegetable gardening, backyard chickens, goats and sheep, maple sugaring and the care of fruit trees and berries. Our son is now starting to get "suggestions" from his mentors that he is ready to start out on his own. We, his family, would like to be part of that and support him as he gets started.

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Total Acres Desired:

2-20+

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

- Three years of direct farming experience split between southwest Colorado, southern India, and eastern Europe
- Expertise in managed rotational grazing (cattle and goats), specialty grains/row crops, pasture/hay, intensive vegetable production, and commercial seed production.
- Two years of professional experience as a bread baker and working with specialty grain producers.
- One year of experience as a community organizer for agriculture in Wyoming (lobbying and advocating on farm and food issues, working alongside producers).
- One year of experience as project manager of soil carbon offset project (managed grazing) in North Carolina.
- Master's degree in environmental management with a high-level understanding of agroecosystems and conservation.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Shelby Kelley

Total Acres Desired:

60+

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

We are a small farmstead 7sing organic practices selling produvt to family and friends. We have been doing small homesteading for one year. We currently have 2 steers and heifer calf. 1 Gilt to be bred this year, and laying hens. We plan to find a farm to increase the amount of livestock we have and become certified organic using regenerative based pasture grazing management. We would like to incorporate sheep and meat birds next season. Our goal is to eventually have a micro dairy as well and produce milk, yogurt and cheese. We are currently working with SCORE for business planning and financial budgeting support. We have 2 young boys that are homeschooled and Shelby works off farm remotely. The boys are heavily involved in all aspects of the farm. We have minimal past experience but have had some mentors along the way who have taught us shearing sheep, trumming hooves, cattle management and some milking. We are interested in a property that can support pasture based livestock and the hay needed for them. Approximately 50 acres of pasture/hay with more in forest land for pigs is preferable. We are interested in conventional sale but open to working on a farm to gain more experience and lease to own it or a gradual transfer of farm assets. We would require housing for our family and willingness to have young boys around in a lease to own situation.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Christina Samson

Total Acres Desired:

40-100

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:

My expertise is in managing trees, first with date palms in an ornamental capacity, then citrus in small suburban groves, and now apples over the last few years while we have looked for an orchard of our own. Since 2016, I have worked on multiple urban farms, from concept and creation to ongoing operations. I have provided consulting to other urban farmers for improving efficiency and production, and I have taught my methods in permaculture certification courses as a guest instructor.

Both of us have several years experience managing small businesses, and we both have experience in horticulture and hobby farm animal care. Since moving back to Maine, we have spent two summers vegetable gardening and have cared for goats and chickens on our homestead for since the fall of 2020.

My farming experience is a mix of work, volunteering, education, and life experience. I grew up in Hartford, Maine with a large garden, but didn’t really appreciate the benefits until I was older. About 10 years ago I connected with a new community garden program, and since then I have worked to prepare myself for operating a farm. My first step was in 2013 when I became a University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener after a very competitive application process. I served the Orange County chapter for 7 years, maintaining my certification with volunteer hours and continuing education until I moved back to Maine in 2020.

In 2014 I started working for the City of Anaheim, first as a Program Specialist for an urban shade tree program and then as a Maintenance Coordinator at the Anaheim Convention Center, overseeing the care of two landscapes totaling 7 acres and over 400 ornamental trees. As Maintenance Coordinator I was part of the “Green Team” and gained experience with creating and maintaining records for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation.

During that time I also operated a small landscaping business with a focus on edible landscaping, backyard orchards, and small scale agriculture in urban and suburban settings. I performed site assessments, consultation, design, and installation for edible and resource conservation landscapes. This led to partnerships with similar organizations where I maintained gardens and small orchards. I also taught classes on composting, permaculture, and urban farming as a subcontractor, eventually co-founding a nonprofit with the mission of creating neighborhood farms and healing gardens to improve community wellness. We worked with community groups, other nonprofits, and residents to build urban gardens and backyard farms to provide education in gardening, food literacy, organic production practices, market garden management, resource conservation, and food security.

My overlap with the military veteran community gave me access to an internship opportunity through Veteran Farmers of America. I worked on two farms, an aquaponics and a traditional soil farm, to improve their operational systems, performing GAPs assessments, production projections, and cost analysis for capital improvements. I’ve attended seminars on farm management, financing, networking, marketing, and business planning at the 2015 Farmer Veteran Coalition Stakeholders Conference and 2016 San Diego Food Systems Alliance Urban Ag Conference. I was selected to represent Slow Food School Gardens at the Edible Schoolyard Academy, a 1 acre diversified urban farm with classes on farm management, fundraising, and community outreach. In 2018 I was accepted to join the NCAT: Armed to Farm Sustainable Farming Training which provided classes and farm tours covering diversified operations, production systems, GAPs, orchard care, perennial crops, business planning, marketing, and financing.

Shortly after moving back to Maine in March 2020, I worked with my mother to set up a small scale nursery program at her home. We produced approximately two thousand seedlings, which were used in her garden, donated to a local school garden for fundraising, and sold at a roadside stand along with honey from her bee hives. Her five years of beekeeping experience and herbalism knowledge will contribute to our farm business as well.

I worked for about a year at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Augusta as a groundskeeper, learning the seasonal needs of landscape management in this climate. I modernized their policy and procedures, as well as the burial tracking system for the Southern Maine cemetery. I also started a composting program for our green waste to help improve the soil and water retention during dry summer months. I currently work at a landscaping company in Yarmouth as a fine gardener, maintaining a mixture of ornamental, perennial, and edible gardens.

Christina is currently employed in nonprofit finance and plans to continue having off-farm employment for the foreseeable future. Her vision is to manage the financial side of the farm business, including accounting operations, sales, retail, and marketing, and to provide employment for other people to support in these areas. Her strengths include accounting, marketing, retail, and business management. She has experience improving small business accounting systems, creating and maintaining websites and social media accounts, and using data to improve business operations and logistics. She also has experience in food production management as well as retail sales, both brick-and-mortar and online.

Her experience comes through working in a variety of small businesses, including a nonprofit community organization, a flour mill, several bakery-restaurants, and a specialty fermented foods shop. She has experience as a small business owner as well. For three years she ran a baking business producing bread and pastries [made with stone-milled whole grains and local fruit & herbs and sold at farmers markets] and teaching baking classes on making bread and pastry with whole grain flour and natural leavening.

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'm former asylee, and back in my native country I have had successful organic farming enterprise with multiple value added products. I also have specialized education in rural development from one of the best US schools, therefore I do have enough capacity to start and develop an own farming enterprise. I'm looking forward to work again in the field which brings me the most satisfaction from my work, and bring benefits to the local community I will settle in. If I will find the right land, I do not plan to move out from the farm until I physically will be unable to raise my hands.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Leigh C Cameron

Total Acres Desired:

5+

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

I spent two years as an Agriculture Volunteer in Peace Corps Senegal. I have also helped to start a community farm / non-profit community center as well as a community garden in New Hampshire. I am currently an active member of two community gardens. I am certified in Permaculture Design and Master Urban Gardening. I am also a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

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Total Acres Desired:

200

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

I grew up on small farm in Franklin county in the Farmington area and I have worked on a on Dairy in the state I am currently starting on my own but am in need of find a decent set of buildings to help me a bit further a working dairy would be nice but a place that needs a bit of fixing up is okay

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jennifer C Snyder

Total Acres Desired:

20-50

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

My husband's family had large farms in Indiana and we are looking to start our own farm with around 50 acres and grow.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Shawn Gaboury

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

Currently running a farm on small acreage in Dayton, ME. Raising chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and rabbits. We raise, breed and process all poultry on the farm. Please see business plan explanation below for further depth. We are a young farm but have had success and great opportunities that have come our way so far. We are looking to expand our land and enterprise while staying in Southern Maine. We are bound to have some growing pains as every business does but what we lack in experience we make up for in work ethic and drive to succeed. And just an extreme love for farming and working with our hands. If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Angela Trombley

Total Acres Desired:

60

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:

Angie and I have been farming mixed produce, herbs, and fruit on Westport Island for almost 20 years since 2003 as Tarbox Farm. We have been certified organic since 2005. After our first year farming we started selling directly to local farmers markets including Damariscotta, Boothbay, Brunswick, and Bath. Today we focus on one market in Bath which we attend year round. We have also been supplying the Rising Tide Co-Op in Damariscotta since 2004 year round. We lease our current property where we manage 40 acres and cultivate about nine acres. Of those nine acres we have been experimenting with a no-till market garden on about an acre. We also have four greenhouses which we grow in year round. We keep a very clean farm and consider ourselves stewards of the land we lease. In 2018 we also built a brewery on our farm. Sasanoa Brewing is the first MOFGA certified brewery in the state. We focus on belgian farmhouse ales which use mostly Maine grown organic grains as well as fruit and herbal adjuncts grown on our farm including hops, ginger, lime basil, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, rhubarb and more. Our website www.tarboxfarm.com and social media sites have lots of pictures of our fields, markets, and crops as well as our family.

Name:

Zac York

Total Acres Desired:

100

Organic:
  • No
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’m currently running my own dairy milking 120 cows. Looking to buy or rent a bigger facility or one that is better equipped to handle my herd

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Hannah

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:

Have been been farming for about 10 years. We started small and have slowly built up to what we have now.

We currently raise Boer goats for show and meat as well a dairy goats and approximately 50 laying hens.

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Total Acres Desired:

1+

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

I was born and raised in Connecticut but now call Maine home. I moved here in 2012 to pursue a degree in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Maine. In college, I spent a summer working on a small vegetable farm at home in CT, where I fell in love with farming. At UMaine I managed the student high tunnels and grew greens for the university dining facilities. After I graduated, I moved to southern Maine to work on a 5-acre, organic, four season farm. I took on managerial roles during my three years there and eventually left to diversify my farming knowledge and experience. I am currently apprenticing at Frith Farm in preparation for starting my own organic,no-till CSA-based, farm as soon as next season. I am hoping to find land where I can finally put all my years of farm skills and experience to good use to establish my farm business and start feeding my community.

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Total Acres Desired:

1+

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

I caught the farming bug in 2013, caring for a grass-fed beef herd part time. Since then I've worked on several farms all along the east coast. This is my 6th season farming full time. Four of those years I worked on livestock farms alongside beef cows, dairy cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens. One of those years I worked on a 10 acre organic vegetable farm. This season I am working on a 2-3 acre organic, no-till vegetable farm in southern Maine. I've been an apprentice, farm hand, and assistant manager at some point or another throughout all this. I've learned from many teachers and experienced the highs and lows of working with the land and animals. I'm searching for a place where I can focus all my accumulated knowledge and experience into a small, organic, no-till diversified vegetable farm.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Scott Joray

Total Acres Desired:

25+

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

We currently own a small farm in CT where we raise sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys for meat. We have been very involved in agriculture in CT for many years by supporting our three children move from 4H to FFA projects. We have been very active in our local FFA program, where I have been the Alumni President for 3 years, as well as being on call for lambing and calving help. We are very excited to finally be able to follow our dream to Maine!