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First:

Julianne

Last:

Kneeland

Email:

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Past and present farming experience:

Apprentice at Parker Family Farm, Newport ME. Diversified, organic practices. Vegetables, permaculture, Christmas trees, beef, poultry, pork. CSA and wholesale.

Apprentice at New Leaf Farm, Durham ME. Certified Organic vegetable farm. Wholesale.

Apprentice at Old Crow Ranch, Durham ME. Grass-Fed beef and pork, poultry, intensive rotational grazing. Wholesale and direct-to-consumer.

Owner/Farmer at Someday Farm, Phippsburg ME. Organic practices, heirloom vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, permaculture, poultry. CSA and wholesale.

Counties being considered:
  • Androscoggin County
  • Sagadahoc County
Types of enterprises considered:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Berries
  • Christmas Trees
  • Flowers
  • Goats
  • Greenhouse
  • Herbs
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Row Crops
  • Sugaring
  • Vegetables
  • Woodlot
Total Acres Desired:

50

Tillable Acres:

4

Wooded acres:

30

Acres in Pasture:

4

Acres in Pasture:

4

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Farm structures needed:
  • Barn(s)
  • Storage
Equipment needed:

Well and electricity

Arrangement(s) considered
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • 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:

The ultimate goal of my farm is to use alternative, low-input practices on the land to grow heirloom and native varieties of edible and medicinal crops. On my farm, the woodlot will be as essential to the production as the tillable acres. I plan to use fallen trees, branches, and debris to create hügels for soil building and water retention. As the woods are managed, I will plant foragable native plants for wildlife and local education. I also plan to grow many varieties of mushrooms in the woods.
I would like to have a garden put aside specifically to grow for local food banks, that will include permaculture and row crops.
I will practice companion planting and inter-planting in order to maintain soul structure and limit erosion. I will use no-till methods when possible.
I will sell direct-to-consumer via CSA, and wholesale to restaurants, food trucks, and natural markets. Eventually I would also like to sell at markets.
I plan to operate year-round by selling storage crops, and fresh greens. I plan to use season extension methods such as cold frames, row cover, and movable hoophouses.
Within five years, I would like to sell value-added products locally and online. These will primarily consist of non-perishable items such as tea blends and soaps.
In the early years of the farm, I'd like to raise chickens for eggs, and in later years may add additional livestock for meat.