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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

David Novaria

Total Acres Desired:

100+

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

My family and I have had an extensive working horse farm for the last 30 years. We have done our own hay and property/land management. During that time we have added chickens and goats to broaden the farm base. We do programs through the local 4 h, girls scouts, and local Rec dept. We have out grown where we are and want to expand our program to include the Randall cows as well as adding ducks. We love the youth and want a working farm that can hold educational programs and camps for the next generation.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Wade Ambrose

Total Acres Desired:

75+

Organic:
  • Yes
  • 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)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Tara was a MOFGA farm apprentice in the past, and the family currently lives in a tiny house on wheels they built, on an organic 100 acre beef and sheep farm in Waldo County. We have grown personal vegetable gardens most years, and planted and harvested blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, asparagus and fruit trees. We've utilized a greenhouse for shoulder crops. We currently have a flock of chickens and sell eggs. We have also raised turkeys. We have run farm and forest camps for children in the past and intend to do so again, giving children and families an immersive experience in nature and sustainable living skills.

Total Acres Desired:

Any

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

8 yrs working as ranch/farmhand in Northern CA

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Sarah Duprey

Total Acres Desired:

2-5

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I currently work as the assistant manager of Harvest Tide Organics, a 40 acre organic vegetable farm providing about 900 CSA shares to folks from Portland to the farm's location in Bowdoinham, Maine. I'm happy to say this is my 10th year farming, although I haven't always farmed, and I've bounced around New England a bit on my way to Maine. During college one of my first and favorite jobs was on a small urban organic vegetable farm in New Britain Connecticut. After graduating from Central Connecticut State University and then getting my Masters at Uconn, I spent several years in in the state as a special education teacher in Willimantic and Manchester, CT. I enjoyed helping challenging student groups with math and science and was able to build in gardening and cooking into some programming. Then there came a day when I needed a change and an old friend needed help on a farm they were managing in Massachusetts. So, I spent 5 years building up the infrastructure and business of what grew into a highly productive year-round 2 acre organic vegetable farm called Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset, MA. Then there came a day when I needed a change and Harvest Tide Organics needed help building up and managing their growing CSA farm. Over the past 3 years they've helped me develop a greater understanding of how to manage larger fields and larger crews of people, and let me build them more greenhouses and incorporate many of my no-till small scale methods in some of their growing spaces. I have been so lucky to have worked with so many wonderful people in so many beautiful spaces and been given so many opportunities to gain important experiences and skills. I feel confident that it is the right time to put everything I've learned to the test and to start a farm of my own. With land prices and scarcity what it is, I have grown doubtful that this dream will ever materialize. If there is still anyone out there who wants to give someone like me a chance to turn their land into food, I will do my absolute best to make it happen, and enjoy every minute of it. Please feel free to reach out through email or call if you have a portion of your land you'd consider selling or leasing. I have been saving and planning for a long time now and would love to talk to you about what future farming together we could make possible. GrazianoJon@gmail.com 207-671-6767

Total Acres Desired:

2-5

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)
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have participated in MOFGA's Apprenticeship program for a year in 2016, I have worked on various vegetable farms throughout the years as well as greenhouse operations, I lived in Maine from 2016-2021. I participated in the UMaine Food Studies Program Graduate certificate. I currently work for Cornell Cooperative Extension in northern, NY supporting farmers with their marketing needs. I am currently growing dye plants at my home.

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Total Acres Desired:

20+

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • 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:

Experience working in vineyards and orchards. Seasonal experience with organic vegetables and fruits.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Lori Smith

Total Acres Desired:

60-200

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

Here is an introduction of our family:

We are the Smiths: Tyler and Lori and our five sons, Elijah, Josiah, Andrew, Caleb, and Matthias. Tyler and Lori both grew up in central Maine in farming communities and have been working for the past few years to be in a position to start a farm. We’ve had a small homestead farm with dairy goats, chickens, sheep, and ducks, but really want to expand into cattle, syrup, and timber management. We farm using natural permaculture practices and have been searching for a place for our five sons to learn and implement farming practices to feed, educate, and serve our local community. We have a vision of building a multifaceted farmland with trails for walking and mountain biking, as well as livestock, gardens, and woodworking shops.

Our sons all have various interests in farming and outdoor recreation including beekeeping, timber framing, and blacksmithing. Elijah (18) currently works as an electrician’s helper with plans to farm and build. Josiah (16) is studying and pursuing a career in engineering and design, while Andrew (15) wants to become a game warden, park ranger, and farmer. Caleb (13) and Matthias (10) both enjoy working with animals and love to build forts in the woods, hiking, biking, and camping.

We both grew up in farming communities, but have gained most of our experience running a small gentleman's farm on 12 acres. We had dairy goats, honeybees, chickens, ducks, sheep, apple trees, blueberry bushes, and a large garden.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Patrick

Total Acres Desired:

10-100

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Brooke is a clinical herbalist with experience growing medicinal herbs, flowers and plants for my organic skincare and herbal support product line.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Lucie Nolden

Total Acres Desired:

30+

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assests)
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I’m John (they/ he) and my partners name is Lucie (she/ they). Lucie apprenticed on an organic farm last summer through MOFGA working primarily with growing vegetables, but also worked with poultry, cattle and hogs to a varying degree. I worked on the same farm, but not as an apprentice. We will both be apprenticing again this summer through MOFGA and will be working more with livestock this year. In addition to all of this, Lucie studied Earth and Oceanographic Science at Bowdoin and I studied math at CU Boulder and now at UMaine as a graduate student.

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Total Acres Desired:

10+

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

I began my journey in agriculture when I was 15, milking dairy cows on a local farm. I fell in love. I have been involved with dairy farming in some form or another over the last 13 years. I own a small herd of my own dairy cows and beef cross heifers. I also raise large black heritage piglets. My goal and hope is to find a farm that I can continue my journey and raise my family. Dairy is a dying industry, but I can’t seem to get myself away from it. I would love to have a small herd, produce raw milk and raw dairy products, raise heritage pork, and more. I want to be as self sustainable as possible, respect the land - you give and you shall receive! I have a lot of certifications in regards to agriculture and I am apart of maine based agricultural groups as well. I not only want to see myself succeed, but others as well!

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Harmony Varner

Total Acres Desired:

5-50

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
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:

I have approximately 5 years of experience working and interning on small, diversified vegetable operations. I've also worked at a family-run tomato plant nursery (three years and in research greenhouses (three years). I have a Bachelor's degree in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture from Washington State University and am currently working on a Master's degree in Soil Science.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Duncan Alden (sibling)

Total Acres Desired:

30

Organic:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • 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:

Duncan and I have been growing cannabis in greenhouses and full sun for four years running, and are entering our fourth year of cultivating cannabis in living soil beds indoors. We grew up out in the garden with our parents, planting vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Additionally, Emma has lived and worked short term on several organic farms.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Kelly Collins

Total Acres Desired:

no less than 10

Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Timothy and Kelly both have been farming since childhood Experienced in vegetable, herb, orchard, nursery, Beef, dairy cow, pig, chicken, Nubian goats and Great Pyr Dogs Simpler thyme farm is known and looking to have a farm property to increase our ability to grow
Husband is also a contractor and is able to turn a project farm into a full functioning home and business
Kelly is a Registerd Nurse who also is a Reiki master and herbalist
Currently in York County, but current property owner passed away, and children have chosen not to honor current lease , because developer has offered large amounts of money, we will put any property into trust to maintain farmland for generations

Name:

Megan N

Total Acres Desired:

1+

Organic:
  • 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
  • Partnership
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

3 years medical cannabis experience, 9+ years overall gardening experience

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Gina Morra

Total Acres Desired:

5 acres minimum

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • 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
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I’m David Noriega and I have been farming for 8 years now starting in my parents back yard at age 19. After a couple years gardening and a trip to South America I decided to farm full time and started working on an 18 acre farm in my home town serving a 200+ member CSA, whole sale accounts all over Long Island and NYC and an on-site farm stand. After 2 years there I went on to manage a farm which was located on a NYS park and there I managed 3 acres in cultivated space, a 120 member csa and a on-site farm stand. After 1 season there we moved to Maine and I managed Frith Farm in Scarborough, ME which is a 3 acre no till intensive vegetable farm growing for 250 csa members, on site farm store, farmers markets and whole sale accounts. I did one season and while there we found a great opportunity to potentially take over an older couples farm in Blue Hill, ME. At Clayfield farm we started a 40+ csa membership, a farm stand in town and sold to the local coop and had an incredible season. Things fell through recently and we are back to square one in our search for land and a place to call home. We would love to stay in the Blue Hill area because we have built a strong supportive community here. I am also an avid seed saver and I make all my own homemade fertilizers/extracts/compost teas. My partner Gina is an incredible connector and business woman. She will be physically involved with the farm helping in the field occasionally but her main focus will be running the business side of the farm. Together we make an incredible team!

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Paul Steiner

Total Acres Desired:

1-20

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)
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a year or more
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Aaliyah: I have been doing small scale farming in my backyard for 5 years now (and also have a large green house inside my home.) While I do not have large scale experience, I feel my skills are ready to transfer into a more large net farming scale! However, I am more interested in working with farm animals. My father had chickens for over 20 years. Since I was a toddler, I was outside almost every morning helping him care for our chickens!

PJ: I do not have farming experience but I do have a lot of maintenance experience.

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Total Acres Desired:

5+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Beef steers and pasture chicken and pigs, I'm searching for land to lease to graze cattle or use for hay

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Elizabeth Mullins

Total Acres Desired:

Dreaming: 100+ | Realistically 15+

Organic:
  • Yes
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)
  • Partnership
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

Experience in our family is varied. We don't consider ourselves professional production farmers, but we don't consider ourselves newbies either. I grew up raising large gardens and raised a few of my own to help supplement our food stores. I spent time as a kid helping square bale to earn pocket money, and I can fix about anything. I was a certified mine equipment repairman/electrician, have performed all of my own auto-mechanic work, built and remodeled houses etc. After I left the mining industry, I attended college where I studied sustainability and environmental studies and familiarized myself with permaculture, soil and plant science, composting, aquaponics, ecological design, solar PV, etc. Elizabeth and our teenage daughter have spent time working on a vegetable-growing operation, and Elizabeth has experience in home repair and auto mechanics as well. I have some experience at a heritage breed cattle operation, but in being honest, it wasn't for me, at least the way it was being done. Among other things, I didn't believe in estrous synchronization, AI, and feedlot situations that were taking away from the heartiness of the heritage breed in question.
We have helped with small-scale sugaring, and except for our son, we all have experience with tractors. I've also operated various mining equipment over the years with some hoisting and rigging thrown in for good measure. Our son is on the autism spectrum (high functioning) and is handy as well. He hasn't spent time working on a farm per se, but has helped with various home improvement projects, has worked in the garden with us, split wood, and enjoys tinkering. He wants to get into blacksmithing and other metalwork if presented the opportunity.

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Total Acres Desired:

<10

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
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have a small cut flower farm on the outskirts of Montpelier, VT called Old Time Flowers. I grow intensively on 1/10th acre of leased land and follow organic, no-till growing practices. This is my second year growing here. I offer fresh and dried flowers through my seasonal CSA, honor stand in town, local orders and sell wholesale dried wreaths and bouquets to local businesses.

In the past I've worked on organic veggie farms across the country as an apprentice (through MOFGA), employee, and crew leader. I ran my own small market garden with mixed veggies and flowers in westnern North Carolina for a season. I've also worked at High Mowing Seeds in VT and at the Johnny's Seeds research farm in central ME.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Bruce Bickford

Total Acres Desired:

10-50

Organic:
  • Yes
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Standard Sale
  • 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
  • Farm Manager
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

My name is Kirsten and my partner Bruce and I own and operate Abenaki Springs Farm in Walpole, NH. which is a successful small scaled, certified organic farm that produces mainly vegetables and small fruit but also pastured poultry and a few pigs for ourselves. We sell our produce at two popular farmers markets, CSA, our road side stand, and wholesale accounts such as local restaurants and a local foodhub. Before buying this property in 2004, Bruce managed Hutchins Farm in Concord, MA.

Total Acres Desired:

10-50 open fields with surrounding woods is ideal

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
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:

I am currently managing/own an organic farm which I started with my wife as new farmers. Our property was an orchard in the 1700s which was let go. It has now been restored and planted out as an experimental fruit farm, also growing nuts, mushrooms, herbs and veggies as well as raising chickens and ducks, protected by 2 LGDs. We have successfully grown 65 kinds of fruits and need to find more land to expand. I am a strong supporter and advocate for improving food security in New England and have selected 5 fruits and 2 nuts for larger scale production on 20-50 acres. I have developed a business plan but cannot move forward without reasonably priced open land. Many parts of Maine have perfect growing conditions and great soils. The ideal land for us is old farm fields which remain open with surrounding woods for orchard protection from winds. We can utilize rolling hills and less-than-ideal terrain as well as some periodically wet soil, although most of our operation requires well-drained soils. Ideally a barn would exist for storage and working with protection from the weather. I do not require housing now but would need minimal housing for working periods. Some water source is ideal.

Total Acres Desired:

1/2

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Short-Term Lease
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I have been farming all my life starting in the 80's working on the research team at Johnny's Seeds. I currently am the owner of Mindful Gardens which I started 8 years ago. I grow cut flowers, herbs and vegetables.
The land that i have been farming on is no longer available to me and I am searching for a new place to continue.
I attend the Bath Farmers' Market and have a great following of customers.

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Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Shannon Vidrine

Total Acres Desired:

60 - 100

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:

My wife and I have grown up on our family farms. We have a proven ability to grow vegetables and raise chickens. We are in our early 50's and we have been wanting to do this for ever

Total Acres Desired:

25 or more

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter
Seeker(s) is considering the following arrangement(s):
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
Seeker(s) past and/or present farming experience:

I really don't have formal training in the farming industry. I have worked on a farm in my teens and learned how to hay , and grow crops to be self sustaining from feed for the animals to feeding families in the area.I have maintained a vegetable garden for my family and others. As for livestock I raise and show Great Pyrenees dogs and am highly interested in the genetics of bettering the breed. So i would use this knowledge and improving the cattle or other livestock.

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Gregory Bender

Total Acres Desired:

25-100

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:

I have a diverse background in farming. I began my farming career on Martha's Vineyard as a farm worker on a diversified vegetable farm. I worked in the fields, the market store, and ended up managing the 1 acre herb garden for the season. The next year I returned to MV as a farm worker on a 20 acre mixed vegetable farm. There we sold produce at the farmer's market, delivered to local markets, and had a 200 member CSA. I then graduated from college, UMass Amherst, and went into the Peace Corps as an Ag. Extension volunteer. I worked on small farmers and with small farmers to diversify their production and decrease use of pesticides/insecticides. I returned to the United States and was an intern with John Jeavons of Ecology Action in CA. This was a 1 acre diversified educational farm. I then moved to New York and was an Asst. Farm Manager on a 20 acre diversified vegetable farm. We had over 50 types of crops and distributed to a CSA and to the community where we lived which was a living center for those with developmental disabilities. After this I returned to the west coast to settle in Eugene, OR. While there earning my Masters in Teaching I was an Asst. Manager on a 1 acre diversified vegetable farm. After finishing my degree I moved to Portland, Oregon and began teaching at high school in SW WA. I created a horticulture program and small farm at the HS I worked at. I ran a commercial greenhouse and 1 acre market garden for the school. All of these farming experiences were on small diversified farms that were either organic, biodynamic, or a combination of regenerative practices. My husband and I bought 2.5 acres in SW WA where we had a small vegetable farm, chickens, pigs, and a fruit orchard. We sold to local restaurants and to a weekly subscription. We sold eggs and slaughtered our pigs at home.,
I am now in Connecticut as the Farm Ed. Coordinator at the Hotchkiss school but last winter our farm manager left and I took over as interim farm manager for 4 months. We have a 280 farm but cultivate around 3 acres including high tunnels, chickens, pigs, and an orchard.