Looking specifically for passionate folks with farming experience who are currently running their own agricultural business or want to in the near future. We have secure, diversified markets and believe that cross-promotion is a great way to help other farmers build businesses (for example, add-ons to our veggie CSA). We have ~17 acres of high-quality pasture and ~26 acres of forested land. We are looking for folks who want to produce livestock (pigs, goats, sheep, cattle, rabbits, meat birds), fruit (berries, currants, apples, grapes, plums, persimmons, etc.), medicinal herbs, honey, mushrooms, small grains, and anyone who is passionate about farm marketing. The end goal is to produce a community focused on regenerative agriculture, where we have the support system and shared markets in place to be able to actually thrive as small farming businesses. Bring your passion and we will provide guaranteed, long-term land tenure.
The aim is to establish a radical alternative to the small, family farm: which is a difficult and unsustainable model for changing the food system in this country and steeped in toxic individualism and colonial-settler mentality. I am open to renting out land at truly affordable rates, especially in the beginning, and would prefer folks who might want to build a business partnership. I strongly believe that collaboration is the way of the future for regenerative agriculture: sharing resources and infrastructure helps get farm businesses off the ground, and enables everyone involved to farm with less stress. I have an established CSA and great markets, which would be open immediately to co-farmers to sell their products. Farmers who are BIPOC, queer, trans, disabled, and/or young are greatly encouraged to get in touch. We are very welcoming, despite being white folks living in a very rural, white area - something that we struggle with daily.
I grow vegetables, so I am looking for farmers who focus on other enterprises, although I am not opposed to meeting my future veggie business partner. Would also love someone passionate about pickles to ferment second-quality veggies, or someone to take over our apple trees. Seeking folks with a rounded farm education to decide what they truly want to produce, after seeing the land and talking about what will work best on it - so come with an open heart and mind!