Farmer Profile for Seuss Metivier

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Addie

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

My family (I am Seuss, 46, my wife Addie is 43, and our daughter Zephyr is 8) just sold our home in Philadelphia, PA and relocated to Vermont to settle down and homestead. While we have zero farming experience aside from small scale gardening, we do have a can do attitude and a basic plan in mind to lease or lease to own a property we can revitalize and further develop into our family farm. We are vegetarians and therefore won't be raising animals for consumption but we hope to have chickens and possibly ducks for eggs, goats for milk and fiber, and to support local bees for honey. We would also grow a variety of vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs and flowers. We've long been inspired seeing stories of others who have made similar life changes, now we are ready to make the move ourselves. We know this is a challenging journey but one we are eager to start.

Are you currently farming?

No

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

Yes

Counties being considered

Addison
Bennington
Caledonia
Chittenden
Essex
Franklin
Grand Isle
Lamoille
Orange
Orleans
Rutland
Washington
Windham
Windsor

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Vegetables

What other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Christmas Trees
Flowers
Goats
Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Maple Sugaring
Nursery
Ornamentals
Row Crops
Sheep
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

40.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Milking Facilities
Other Housing
Shop
Storage

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Farm Manager
Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale
Partnership
Short-Term Lease
Standard Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

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

No

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Maybe (Please send me information)

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

General plan to develop a homestead/small farm with focus on vegetables, medicinal and edible herbs, grains for animals and brewing, wild beekeeping, chickens for eggs, eventually goats and sheep for dairy and fiber. Depending on resources available on site would also be interested in sugaring, agri-tourism, BnB etc