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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Brandon Mallonee

Application Date:

12/03/2016

Total Acres Desired:

50

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 have a combined ten years of organic farm work and farm management experience. Charlotte began farming at Farma Geja in northern Croatia, where she hand-harvested olives, lavender and vegetables. There, she also practiced caring for chickens, pigs, and dairy cows, and learned about olive oil and wine production. Her next farm experience was at Common Roots Urban Farm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she led volunteer groups to complete farm tasks and helped organize community fundraising events in order to provide produce to community members in need at no cost. She then moved even further north to work as a farm hand at Scenic Valley Farm on Cape Breton, where she built fences, grew transplants, and helped build the first greenhouse on the island. After a brief stint in the film industry in New York City, she moved home to Texas to study food and farming at The University of Texas in Austin. There, she helped cultivate the UT Microfarm, conducted research on food security in Uganda, and studied ancient Roman foodways in Italy. Finally, she wrote an undergraduate thesis on small-scale farming in 21st century Texas. After graduating, she began work as the Farm Administrator at the largest CSA farm in Texas, Johnson's Backyard Garden. Six months later, she was promoted to Assistant Farm Manager, where she has been learning ever since.

Brandon began his career in horticulture as a caretaker with Plant Interscapes, a company focused on ornamental tropical plant installations. There, he developed a deep working knowledge of over 200 specialty plant species. After starting his own backyard vegetable garden, he transitioned to vegetable production by joining the historic Monument Cafe as their resident farm manager. He managed a crew of ten to supply two restaurants and a market with herbs, vegetables, and cut flowers. He left the Monument to serve as Greenhouse Manager at Johnson's Backyard Garden, where he produces millions of certified organic vegetable transplants per year. In the summer of 2016, Brandon took a four-month hiatus from Johnson's to manage Bouldin Food Forest, a two-acre permaculture vegetable and herb operation. He has completed courses on business for farming, permaculture design, and natural building. He has also completed both plumbing and electrician apprenticeships.

Charlotte has deep family ties to Maine and has been visiting twice a year since she was a child. We are hoping to relocate from Texas to Maine as soon as we find land available for farming.

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Kevin Lehto

Application Date:

11/13/2016

Total Acres Desired:

3-60

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

My Husband and I have love for agriculture and small farming/homesteading. We both have extensive experience growing and preserving our own food. I grew up with large gardens and small live stock, Kevin spend 10 years on a small self-sustaining farm, and we both would love to have a small farm or homestead. We currently have a large garden plot, on the property that we rent, however we are limited to just that plot. We are looking for atleast 3 acres but more is always welcome and the property would need to be in southern Maine because I teach Piano and would need to stay close to my client base. We are definitely open to alternate sale/lease/manager options.

Application Date:

07/26/2016

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

I am a disabled Navy SEAL Veteran. As a young boy I grew up on a farm working alongside my grandfather. My passions/interests include gentling & caring for horses, herb gardening, fruit trees or other viable crop and bees.  My life these days are dedicated to “Servant Leadership”, working with fellow veterans and others in need by offering emotional, spiritual and environmental wellness; including "Forest Therapy Immersion”. 

Inviting those in need to immerse themselves in the farm/nature environment turns their attention away from feelings of stress, anxiety and even depression and instead gives them trust, hope and purpose while connecting to the land & nature.
 
I seek a small piece of land in the York County area (but I am flexible to other possible counties) to start and if there is a water source (stream, brook or pond) that would be extremely beneficial. A semi-retired farmer, farmer in partnership or a veteran farmer would be ideal.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Tina Constantine

Application Date:

06/01/2016

Total Acres Desired:

50+

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

For over 40 years we raised, bred, bought, sold, and trained over 30 horses at a time on our farm in Cape Elizabeth. In 2008 an individual made us an offer and we decided to scale back and bought a small farm in Windham, ME. Only bringing 2 horses with us and thinking we wanted slow down was very short lived. In 2010 we purchased our first 3 Shetland Sheep and grow our flock to 20 breeding and raising lambs for the local wool market. as time went on we added Belted Galloway cattle to the mix but with a very small property we have had to put the brakes on growth. This last fall, 2015, we sold off several of our ewes and have 10 now. Tina and I always say we where born in the wrong era and wish we could have a much larger homestead. Being mostly self reliant has always been a dream but purchasing pasture land has been quite tough around here. Not many existing farms are being sold affordable to sustain farming. Our daughter has the farmer blood running through her as well. Ideally we would love to be able to own or long term lease ready pasture, hayable land here in Windham or close to grow and build a sustainable cattle farm. Producing beef jerky and beef to locals or even markets in the area. We could grow the sheep herd and produce wool for a small yarn shop. We have the drive but just have not been able to connect to the right person. I have a very good job with the Town of Windham so leaving the area would be difficult however if the farm could sustain us financially I/we certainly would be love to do farming full-time. We live in a nice home which we'd certainly sell should the right opportunity come available.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

marie lavin

Application Date:

05/02/2016

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:

grew up raising beef cattle with my dad. spent a lot of time in the hay fields.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

David Ciszkowski

Application Date:

04/27/2016

Total Acres Desired:

10+, not less than 5

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

We started out with chickens (doesn't everyone?)... and more than 4 years later, we now have our chickens and a total of 20 alpacas (11 boys here on our property and 9 females and cria boarded), along with our rabbits and ducks, 2 dog, a turtle, a cat and a partridge in a pear tree... We have a greenhouse where we grow fodder for the animals. Our vegetable farming is hobby at best.

Our goal is to move north where we can obtain more acreage affordably... better options for our alpaca farming (ie to have a farm store and better capacity for visitors)... and a better lifestyle for us and our daughter. We are looking at Oxford County (specifically the towns allowed for Fryeburg Academy... for our daughter).

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Emma Smith

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

I have been farming for the past 7 years with a primary focus on organic diversified vegetable production. I also have experience raising chickens (broilers and layers), meat goats, and beekeeping. I am going on my third year as the Farm Manager for a 6 acre intensive vegetable farm in Northern New Jersey. Previously I was the Assistant Manager for Radical Root Farm, outside of Chicago, Illinois and have worked for a handful of other farms. I am looking to take my experience to the next level by acquiring my own land and starting a farming venture.

Application Date:

03/28/2016

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
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up on a small, multi-species farm in Maryland, and did a lot of showing and learning through 4-H. I've shown/trained sheep, pigs, horses, dogs, and llamas. as a young adult, I gained work experience on a conventional dairy farm and professional horse boarding/breeding farm. I graduated from college with a BS in Animal Science and a minor in Equine Science. In college I became very interested in sustainable farming, and sheep dairy. I currently travel Maine as a professional sheep shearer, and am looking for a place to start my own small diversified, sustainable farm

Application Date:

01/21/2016

Total Acres Desired:

neog.

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

Growing up a small farm. Volunteering on a local farm in the dairy barn. My passion is to work on a farm. Multi-tasker. Year round.

Application Date:

12/04/2015

Total Acres Desired:

200

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

I currently work on a 2,000 acre farm in New Paris Pennsylvania for my uncle who raises corn, soybeans, and wheat. I also went on wheat harvest in the mid west this past summer. I do not have recent experience with dairy farming. 3/1/15 I started working for a dairy grazer in Bedford Pennsylvania, grazing around 400 milk cows  I am still working for them and trying to learn all i can, so i could do the same thing in Maines just  with a lot less cows. Still looking for either land or a working dairy to purchase.

Application Date:

11/20/2015

Total Acres Desired:

100+

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
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I grew up on a 5ac homestead in Monmouth, Maine. I helped my father maintain/restore the home and out-buildings. To this day I can't bring myself to hire someone to do carpentry work! We had the usual yearly cutting, splitting and stacking of cordwood. I raised chickens (my first flock were all roosters. Oops. So much for eggs that year!) and hogs (2 at a time). We had a large (1+ ac) garden, composted, and harvested a small sugar bush in the spring. At age 10, thanks to the Common Ground Fair and to my parents bewilderment, I became an apiarist. 8 yrs later I left for college and left behind 12 strong bee hives! Additionally, I worked cleaning stables and tending to several purebred Arabian horses owned by a neighbor. I planted and harvested corn, misc. vegetables, fruit and seemingly never ending bales of hay for another farm up the way throughout my teen years.

Presently, I'm not farming.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Melissa Spinney

Application Date:

11/11/2015

Total Acres Desired:

300

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

I am a Dairy farmer, 4th generation. I would prefer Organic , but would consider conventional and change over to Organic. I am a Graduate of the University of New Hampshire with an Associates Degree in Animal Science. I can run Heavy Equipment and all farm equipment. I have milked cows with bucket milkers, pipeline and parlors. I enjoy cropping and can do light mechanic work. I am a Veteran and member of the Farmers Veteran Coalition.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jon Myers

Application Date:

04/19/2015

Total Acres Desired:

At least 20

Organic:
  • No
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
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Both myself and my significant other, graduated from the University of Maine in 2011 with Bachelor Degrees in Animal Science. I also graduated with a minor in Equine Studies and Jon graduated with a minor in Aquaculture.
Jon worked for about 2 years with Genex as a cow breeder and we also worked at the University farm.
I worked for the University farm, interned at Cornerstone Farm in Palmyra for 4-5 months in 2010. In 2011-2012 I worked on a 100+ milking head herd in upstate New York where I assisted with milking, performed milking solo and assisted with medical procedures.
At this time I am licensed as a veterinary technician in the state of Maine.
Jon will occasionally still breed cows on the side and will assist Smiling Hill Farm when able. We own a flock of chickens at this time, including show Bantam Cochin's.

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

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

VICTORIA

Total Acres Desired:

65+

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

COMMERCIAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR MERCEDES-BENZ AIRSTREAM, SPRINTER AND NEW AND CERTIFIED VEHICLES, PASTOR ABC-USA,

WE JUST SOLD OFF OUR GOATS TO PURCHASE AN ANGUS HEIFER CALF.

I AM CERTIFIED SELECT SIRES A.I.
FORMER LARGE ANIMAL VET ASSISTANT DR. JOHN ALFORD DVM.
FORMER HERDSMEN 100 COW DAIRY IN BUXTON, MAINE AND 300 COW DAIRY IN BORING, OREGON.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Carolyn

Total Acres Desired:

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

Operate a diverse farming operation to include Cattle ( cow -calf), Hog, Blueberries. Producers of quality hay.