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First:

Michael

Last:

Derosier

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kristine

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Past and present farming experience:

Michael has around 10 years between working as a teen on a farm and owning a small hobby farm which included, goats, pasture raised meat poultry, egg layers, quail, Turkey's, rabbits and gardens. With extensive knowledge of Joel Salatin way of Symbiotic farming thus cutting costs as well as a balanced way of permaculture farming.
As well as livestock we have over 30 years combined in gardening.

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:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Beef
  • Christmas Trees
  • Goats
  • Greenhouse
  • Hay/Forage
  • Herbs
  • Hogs
  • Livestock
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Row Crops
  • Sugaring
  • Vegetables
Total Acres Desired:

20+

Tillable Acres:

Wooded acres:

Any

Acres in Pasture:

At least 4

Acres in Pasture:

At least 4

Acres in Orchard/Fruit/Perennials:

Open minded

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Farm structures needed:
  • Barn(s)
Arrangement(s) considered
  • 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
I am interested in farms with Conservation Easements:
  • Maybe (Please send me information)
Here is a summary of the vision for my farming future and/or business plan:

Currently putting a formal plan together but here is a rough outline.
Type
Pasture raised poultry, pork, lambs, goats.
Egg layers, row gardens and salad bar pastures (please see Joel Salatin polyface farm) he literally wrote the book on symbiotic farming.
Marketing plan 4 ways
Farm shop, farmers markets, CSAs and wholesale to local restaurants.
We currently own Paws and Claws Pet Bakery LLC and are in 10 stores so far in our second year we are turning a profit with expected sales to pass 100k for 2020