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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

c/o Maureen Goronson

Total Acres Desired:

At least 2-7

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:

For the last 7 years, I have been the senior farmhand and builder on a MOFGA-certified organic farm in Scarborough. I want to start my own farm and I have the support and guidance of the two farmers that I have been working for. My goal is to find 2-7 acres of farmable land with a liveable house, garage, barn, and water & septic/sewer as close to the Buxton/Standish area as possible.

I am experienced operating machinery, installing farm infrastructure, including greenhouses, and managing many crops and poultry. I love working with chickens, ducks & Guinea hens and also want to start my own flock as a no-kill operation in addition to developing my own orchard, greenhouse, and gardens.

I work full time as a mechanic and I’m good at repairing equipment. I drive and operate tractors on the farm where I work. I currently live near Standish and work at a small, diversified farm, Goronson Farm, in Scarborough, Maine, while I look for land in the Buxton, Standish area to start a small farm of my own.

I love the animals on the farm where I work; they always come to greet me. I have taken care of the poultry and ducks on this farm for 7 + years in all kinds of seasons and situations and am a firm believer in the ethical and humane treatment of farm animals.

Please reach out to Parker at preali16@gmail dot com

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

FarmLink Coordinator

Total Acres Desired:

30+

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:

We began farming in 2009 and moved home to Maine to start our own farm two years later. Since then, we have owned and operated our own financially successful, MOFGA-certified organic farm on leased land. We grow 5-10 acres of produce every year, which we wholesale year-round to accounts in New England. Farming has been our sole source of income for the last 8 years.
We are financially prepared and eager to purchase our own land. We have a robust business plan and we are pre-approved by our local bank for a mortgage to purchase the land and infrastructure we need. While we are poised to grow the business, we can pay the mortgage without any growth. Owning farmland will allow us to expand our farm business to satisfy unmet demand from our established customers, take on new customers, increase our soil stewardship practices, and provide permanent housing for ourselves.

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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 am a certified herbalist, Master Gardener, beekeeper, and I hand-spin/weave animal fiber. The Herbal Hare is not only my email address, but the name of my blog, and a business I would like to start growing and selling herbs, herbal products—such as soaps and lotions; beeswax candles and honey, and yarns made from natural fibers. All do quite well at local fairs and fiber festivals and would bring in a healthy flow of revenue. People like knowing that what they use on their skin and in their bodies is free of harmful additives and, ask any avid knitter, yarn made from animal fiber is far superior to the cheap acrylics found in the local department stores. There would also be classes and workshops offered, “weed” walks, and herb tours.
I learned to process wool/fiber from start to finish while working at a living history museum…including shearing, plucking, scouring, and carding, as well as the aforementioned spinning and weaving. I also managed a 9000 square foot herb garden at this museum, and directed the 12-15 volunteers who helped work it, gave tours and lectures similar to what I’m hoping to offer with The Herbal Hare. That herb garden included warmth-loving spices, such as cardamom and turmeric. I have additional work experience working in a greenhouse/nursery, which is necessary for those warmth-loving spices/herbs in the northeast.
What I have in mind is to raise the animals needed to produce the natural fibers myself. I currently raise chickens and ducks, and have two “pet” Nigerian Dwarf goats. These last were “free to good home” and a good segue into raising goats as they came from a small farm where children kept them well socialized. My doctor has recommended goat’s milk for me so I would like to add a small herd of dairy goats to the mix. Any bucklings would likely be wethered and used for Leaf It to the Goats.

Total Acres Desired:

100-500

Organic:
  • No
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Experience managing sheep, cattle, poultry, and pork under management intensive grazing systems for the production of meat and milk including reproduction, herd health, and maintenance of disease free status. Experience managing land for the production of high quality pasture and forage. Experience with all aspects of building and maintaining facilities and infrastructure.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Henry Sweets

Total Acres Desired:

3-100

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

Henry Sweets spent the past 7 years as the founder and manager of
North Brooklyn Farms, an urban farm and event space  in Brooklyn, NY.
Denise DeSpirito has a background in medicinal plant production at
Avena Botanicals and Farmacy Herbs among others and has spent the past
four seasons managing the gardens at Merryspring Nature Center in
Camden, ME as well as privately landscaping, growing herbs, and running a
small seedling business. Our future farm vision not only encompasses
deeping our own connection to and stewardship of a piece of land, but
bringing others into that connection as well. We want to see more
accessibility to spaces that were once private, welcoming people to
engage with growing produce and medicinal plants as well as the
experience of being nourished and revived by nature in general. Our
collective experience working in spaces that are based in social
engagement has endowed us with the skills to create a place that has
these elements rooted in education, community dinners and possible overnight stays. We
are looking to purchase, or an agreement for semi-long term to long term land so we can
plant trees and grow perennials, and we are open to a variety of options-
our ideal is an old campground with some open cleared land!
Currently we are located in Hope, ME and are most interested in the
midcoast area.

Total Acres Desired:

100

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

I do not have any past or present farming experience, however I have done a lot of gardening in my small but fruitful vegetable garden at my house on the Maine Coast. I am a first year student at College of the Atlantic, and will be taking a class next term called Sustainable Food Systems. I also plan on volunteering at either Peggy Rockefeller Farm or Beech Hill farm when my schedule allows for it, and hopefully doing work study there at some point. Because I am so interested in farming, I have done extensive research on the topic. I plan on doing an independent study on Regenerative Agriculture and its vitality in the fight against climate change during my second year at COA.

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Total Acres Desired:

5-10

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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:

8+ years of commercial farming experience, primarily in annual vegetables, though some dairy experience as well. Currently working for Johnny's Selected Seeds as a variety trial manager for a set group of crops on the research farm.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Matt Kovarik

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. We raise pastured waterfowl, grass-fed sheep and nursery crops, with the hope to expand our livestock enterprises 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:

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:

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.

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Total Acres Desired:

Doesn't Matter

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:

I've been farming for 7 years now starting with a 4x4 plot in my parents backyard amd quickly expanding that into a self sufficient garden to my myself and family. From there I worked on an 18 acre farm that served a 250 person CSA and local restaurants. After 2 seasons at that farm I managed a 3 acre CSA farm serving 140 CSA Members and an onsite farm stand. This year I have moved from my home Long Island, NY to Maine to Co-manage Frith Farm in Scarborough.

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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).

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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.

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:

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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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Jeanine

Application Date:

02/12/2018

Total Acres Desired:

50 - 100

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

My husband and I own a farm, "Three Feathers Farm. We raise beef cows, layers, meat birds (in the warmer weather) and grow corn and vegetables. We also bail hay.

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Application Date:

02/18/2020

Total Acres Desired:

10

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • 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 practicing natural connections with the land by offering “Shinrin-yoku” or “Forest Therapy Walks”. Also, in collaboration with the land I work with and gentle horses. My farming interests are with herb gardening, fruit trees, bees and allowing the natural landscape to be as self-sustaining as possible utilizing certain German farming techniques; among others. I have dedicated the last 7 years to working with fellow Veterans by offering emotional, spiritual and environmental wellness connections with the land. Presently in search of a small piece of land individually or in collaboration with existing like-minded stewards.

Reference; Benjamin Grasso; M.D. 
I've known Rob Foley for more than ten years. He is my dear friend, my brother, and my colleague in helping veterans survive in a civilian world. A Navy SEAL, with a long list of extraordinary accomplishments in his years of service and afterwards. Rob has found his gifts are truly in the world of wellness practices, and, especially, in his work with horses and veterans. His dream is to have a farm as a healing sanctuary for fellow veterans, using all of his many healing gifts and practices.

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Application Date:

04/01/2016

Total Acres Desired:

80

Organic:
  • Yes
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:

2012, Spring+Summer - Fulltime @ Monkshood Nursery,Stuyvesant NY. Market row crops, starts, and greenhouses.
2012, Fall - 30 hrs/week @ Essex Farm, Essex NY. Full diet CSA farm. Crew member.
2013- Stone Soup Institute, Harpswell. Draft horse logging, farming, building a tiny house.
2013- 1day/week - Volunteer at Two Coves Farm, Harpswell, ME.
2014- 8 weeks apprentice @Koviashuvik, Temple ME. Offgrid homestead. Farming and building.
2015-2018 volunteering and food trading part time with Whatley farm (topsham, me)
2019-early 2020 Helping to move Turtle Rock Farm from Brunswick and reestablish in Union. Facilities, forestry, water systems, and various grunt work.
2015-present Teaching workshops in Earthen oven building, hide tanning, friction fire, basketry and other ancestral skills.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Michelle

Application Date:

03/04/2015

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:

Born and raised in Freeport Maine my life experience leads me to pursue a business established in the garden, orchard and/or nursery field.
I have worked in real estate, marketing and manufacturing.  Significantly, I worked in my family’s business in Maine. I recognize the hard work, long hours, passion and dedication required to build a business.

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 fifteen years. 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 gardens and 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, initiating 4 growing seasons of running my own cut flower farm. I grew on a half acre and marketed to wholesale accounts, studio florists, farmer's market, CSA, and did 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 a dual approach: using permaculture and biodynamic methods to grow medicinal herbs and flowers, and building a pollinator and native plant sanctuary. My desire is to grow medicinals to sell to established herbalists in the state; to develop a native plant nursery for retail and wholesale sales; and to offer folks educational resources around the how's and why's of growing and maintaining native plants and their vital role in the web of life, particularly through the lens of pollinator habitat.

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