Co-Applicant / Spouse Name
Please describe your past and/or present farming experience
We’ve been farming organically in Southern Appalachia for more than 15 years. We are very small scale and incorporate permaculture, no-till and biodynamics into our farming with a goal of a closed system. We produce plant starts, truck, hemp, eggs, raw jersey cow’s milk, and beef. Our intention is to return to New England to be closer to family and continue farming. We are preparing to sell the farm and passive solar home we built outside of Asheville, NC. We seek to buy a farm that has been managed organically and has at least some infrastructure in place for cattle. We need a move in ready home, preferably passive solar, if not must be at a minimum well insulated with good windows. We’d love to find a fruit or berry farm. We will pay cash up to 350K contingent upon the sale of our current farm. We can go higher for a working farm with infrastructure in place that includes equipment. We strongly prefer property that is in conservation or is a good candidate for conservation.
Are you currently farming?
Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?
What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?
What other enterprises are you considering?
Total Acres Desired
Acres in Pasture
Farm Structures Needed
Which of the following arrangements are you considering?
Lease with Option to Buy
Are you interested in conserved farms?
Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.
We will not be writing a new business plan, but we are loosely planning the next 20 years of our farm life based on what we’ve learned so far. We want to continue farming as we age, so we’re looking for ways to make life easier! Right now our plan is to increase our greenhouse/nursery production and move away from annuals and dairying to woody perennials like fruits & berries. We are bringing a few of our beef cattle, and may or may not continue with beef depending on how that goes for us in the Vermont climate and the type of farm we find. Food systems work and land conservation are a big part of who we are, and we would very much like to find a property that is in conservation.