Farmer Profile for Jonah Mossberg

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

10+ years of diversified vegetable and flower farming

Are you currently farming?

Yes

Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?

Yes

Counties being considered

Windham

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Vegetables

What other enterprises are you considering?

Flowers
Goats
Poultry

Total Acres Desired

40.0

Tillable Acres

10.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Equipment Needed

I have all the basics, but would be open to more depending on what they are!

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale
Standard Sale

Have you been qualified by a lending institution? (if applicable)

Yes

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Yes

Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.

Yes. I currently run Milkweed Farm in Guilford, Vermont on leased land. The farm is now in it's second season. I grow vegetables and flowers using low and no-till practices as well as produce value added fermented goods such as kimchi and sauerkraut. I also produce several seed crops for an heirloom/rare seed company. I wish to expand farm production to be focused on winter vegetables, heirloom fruit trees/perennial crops. I am looking for a permanent land base for the farm in Windham County- ideally in the Brattleboro area, where I am deeply rooted in business relationships and broader community. The farm is focused on producing food as well as being a site of community relationship building through on farm events, workshops, and workdays. Milkweed Farm stands in solidarity with an array of justice based organizations in the Brattleboro area and beyond! The farm is proudly a queer owned business! See www.milkweedfarmvt.com for more information about the farm. Please be in touch with any connections!