Month: November 2017

Diggers’ Mirth

Diggers’ Mirth is an 11-acre collaborative farm located on the Intervale, a farm incubator in Vermont. The incubator aims to remove start-up barriers that challenge new farmers, such as access to land and training.

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Elmer Farm

In looking for land, Spencer and Jennifer Blackwell had two priorities: soil quality and cost. “Soil type is what I was really going for,” Spencer says. “Good, workable soil.” Elmer Farm matched their needs.

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Full and By Farm

In many ways, James Graves and Sara Kurak, owners of Full and By Farm, represent the typical beginning farmers of the new food movement. The process of finding land was not a quick one.

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Greenfield Berry Farm

Daniel Greenfield became a farmer because of his love of nature. “That’s where it all stems from,” he explains. Daniel and his wife Michele partnered with a national park to create a pick-your-own berry farm.

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Growing Veterans

Civilian volunteers and veterans work alongside each other to grow organic produce to sell at a Seattle hospital farmer’s market. Growing Veterans aims to empower veterans through sustainable agriculture.

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Higher Ground Rooftop Farm

When John Stoddard started looking into urban farming, he decided that a rooftop was the right spot. Crowdfunding and a carefully negotiated lease helped him reach his goal.

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Hillen Homestead

Maya Kosok has been farming her two plots of city-owned land for several years through the Baltimore Adopt-A-Lot program, and is in the process of signing a five-year lease agreement.

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Natick Community Organic Farm

The Natick Community Organic Farm (NCOF) in Natick, Massachusetts, has been operating successfully on 27 acres of town-owned land for more than 40 years.

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Pine Island Community Farm

Having fled their home countries, New Americans in Vermont had difficulty obtaining fresh goat meat and vegetables from their own countries.

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Say Hay Farm

Chris Hay runs an organic mixed vegetable and poultry farm that supports CSAs in the Sacramento Valley and San Francisco Bay Area and sells to farmers markets, independent grocers, and restaurants.

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