Month: November 2017

Diggers’ Mirth

  • Farmers: Hilary Martin, Dylan Zeitlyn, Elango Dev, Sophia Zowat
  • Method of Access: Lease
  • Acreage: 11 acres
  • Location: Burlington, Vermont
  • Year Founded: 1992
  • Affordability Tools: Farm incubator, collaborative farming, LLC
  • Farm Operation: Vegetables and salad greens
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Elmer Farm

  • Farmers: Spencer and Jennifer Blackwell
  • Method of Access: Ownership
  • Acreage: 89 acres
  • Location: Middlebury, VT
  • Year Founded: 2006
  • Affordability Tools: Conservation easement, OPAV, land trust
  • Farm Operation: Vegetables and grains
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Full and By Farm

  • Farmers: James Graves and Sara Kurak
  • Method of Access: Ownership
  • Acreage: 100 acres
  • Location: Essex, NY
  • Year Founded: 2010
  • Affordability Tools: Conservation easement, land trust
  • Farm Operation:  Vegetables, meat, eggs
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Greenfield Berry Farm

  • Farmers: Daniel and Michele Greenfield
  • Method of Access: Lease, public lands
  • Acreage: 20 acres
  • Location: Cuyahoga, OH
  • Year Founded: 2006
  • Affordability Tools: Leasing public lands
  • Farm Operation: Berries
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Growing Veterans

  • Farmers: Chris Wolf is the Farm Manager and oversees hundreds of veterans and volunteers
  • Method of Access: Lease with option to purchase
  • Acreage: 3 – 40 acres – there are three farms at different locations: Whatcom County Farm, Skagit County Farm, and Auburn Farm
  • Location: Washington State
  • Year Founded: 2012
  • Affordability Tools: Nonprofit status, short-term lease with option to purchase, “pay with product” rent
  • Farm Operation: Berries, vegetables
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Higher Ground Rooftop Farm

  • Farmers: John Stoddard
  • Method of Access: Lease
  • Acreage: 1.3 acres
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Year Founded: 2013
  • Affordability Tools: Urban rooftop farming, lease, fundraising donations
  • Farm Operation: Produce, herbs
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Hillen Homestead

  • Farmers: Maya Kosok
  • Method of Access: License, lease pending (rolling lease)
  • Acreage: Two lots, about 1/4 acre combined
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Year Founded: 2013
  • Affordability Tools: Use of public land
  • Farm Operation: Flowers
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Natick Community Organic Farm

  • Farmers: Lynda Simkins as Executive Director, additional full-time staff, seasonal and part-time youth, and adult employees/trainees
  • Method of Access: Long-term lease on public lands with management contract
  • Acreage: 27 acres
  • Location: Natick, MA
  • Year Founded: 1975
  • Affordability Tools: Leasing public lands, nonprofit status
  • Farm Operation: Produce, flowers, maple syrup, meat, wool yarn, honey
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Pine Island Community Farm

  • Farmers: Chuda and Gita Dhaurali, Theogène and Hyacinthe Mahoro
  • Method of Access: Lease
  • Acreage: 230 acres: 80 acres are grazed, 8 acres are used for vegetable production, and the remaining acreage is used for beekeeping and ecological protection
  • Location: Colchester, Vermont
  • Year Founded: 2013
  • Affordability Tools: Collaborative arrangement, nonprofit status, lease, land trust
  • Farm Operation: Vegetables, goats, chickens
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Say Hay Farm

  • Farmers: Chris Hay
  • Method of Access: Lease
  • Acreage: 50+ acres
  • Location: Esparto, Yolo County, California
  • Year Founded: 2010
  • Affordability Tools: Long-term lease with option to purchase, long-term lease with right of first refusal
  • Farm Operation: Organic vegetables, pastured eggs
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