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First:

Sabine

Last:

Fontaine

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Zachary Nielsen

Email:

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Past and present farming experience:

We are beginning farmers, but ambitious and driven. While we have never made a living off of farming, we have had a successful home garden that fed our family and friends for the past couple of years. We have researched cultivation methods and this year Sabine is going to have a market garden.

Counties being considered:
  • Kennebec County
  • Knox County
  • Waldo County
Types of enterprises considered:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Beef
  • Berries
  • Flowers
  • Greenhouse
  • Hay/Forage
  • Herbs
  • Hogs
  • Livestock
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Vegetables
Total Acres Desired:

120

Tillable Acres:

5

Wooded acres:

40+

Acres in Pasture:

50+

Acres in Pasture:

50+

Acres in Orchard/Fruit/Perennials:

2

Organic:
  • Yes
Equipment needed:

We are prepared to buy all our own equipment, if necessary.

Arrangement(s) considered
  • Standard 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
I am interested in farms with Conservation Easements:
  • Yes
Here is a summary of the vision for my farming future and/or business plan:

Executive Summary: (full business plan available upon request)
We envision that our farm will be a holistic farm that cultivates various vegetables and raises a number of animals for meat. The owners draw inspiration from farms like Polyface in Virginia, Essex Farm in New York, and La Ferme des Quatre-Temps in Quebec.

The farm will produce: Market garden fresh vegetables, Perennial fruits and nuts, A range of meat products Year round: Beef, Pork, Poultry