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First:

David

Last:

Noriega

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Past and 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.

Counties being considered:
  • Androscoggin County
  • Aroostook County
  • Cumberland County
  • Franklin County
  • Hancock County
  • Kennebec County
  • Knox County
  • Lincoln County
  • Oxford County
  • Penobscot County
  • Piscataquis County
  • Sagadahoc County
  • Somerset County
  • Waldo County
  • Washington County
  • York County
Types of enterprises considered:
  • Flowers
  • Greenhouse
  • Herbs
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Vegetables
Total Acres Desired:

Doesn't Matter

Tillable Acres:

3

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Farm structures needed:
  • Storage
  • Greenhouses
Equipment needed:

Water access is a must!

Housing on the farm would be ideal.

Greenhouses would be nice but I have capital to put one up if needed.

A place to store tools would be nice.

Arrangement(s) considered
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
I am interested in farms with Conservation Easements:
  • Yes
Here is a summary of the vision for my farming future and/or business plan:

My goal is to start a no-till, small scale intensive vegetable operation. I believe in human-powered farming that doesn't rely on tillage or heavy machinery. Minimal tillage builds the very best soil by keeping it's structure intact so worms and other soil microbes can thrive and do the tillage for us. I will be working with a permanent bed system and treating it as if the soil is still apart of the forest floor constantly building it up with various inputs of organic matter. Cover cropping, leaf mulch ECT. The farm will be an oasis that welcomes all life. Instead of spraying pesticides, herbicides or fungicides of any kind I plan on creating hedge rows of native/medicinal plants through out the farm fields for birds, beneficial insects and other animals to keep the ecosystem in balance. I happily welcome any challenge that nature throws my way because it is telling me something and as a farmer I must listen closely to figure out what is really going on. How can we fix this issue without being too invasive? We will do our very best to grow the most nutrient dense food and offer a CSA program, attend farmers markets and supply any whole sale accounts we can create a relationship with. We have some capital, a business plan and a strong work ethic!