Month: November 2017

Temple-Wilton Community Farm

  • Farmers: Lincoln Geiger (dairy), Anthony Graham (vegetables), Benjamin Meier (cheesemaker)
  • Method of Access: Long-term leases, fee simple
  • Acreage: 200 acres
  • Location: Wilton, New Hampshire
  • Year Founded: 1986
  • Affordability Tools: LLC, nonprofit status, land trust, conservation easements, rolling 99-year ground leases, community fundraising
  • Farm Operation: Diversified operation, including raw milk and cheese, biodynamically grown vegetables, pastured broiler chickens, laying hens, pigs, grass-fed beef and veal
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Urban Edge Farm

  • Farmers: Chang and Ger Xiong, Christina Dedora, Ben Torpey, John Kenny, Michele Kozloski, Garmai Mawolo, Choua and Kia Xiong
  • Method of Access: Long-term lease, public lands
  • Acreage: 50 acres
  • Location: Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Year Founded: 2004
  • Affordability Tools: Farm incubator, conservation easement, collaborative arrangement, public lands
  • Farm Operation: Organic vegetables, eggs, flowers, herbs
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Wahl Ranch

  • Farmers: Wahl siblings
  • Method of Access: Percentage interest in partnership-owned land
  • Acreage: 2,000 acres
  • Location: Oregon
  • Year Founded: 1874
  • Affordability Tools: Rolling lease, legal multi-member partnership, federal conservation programs
  • Farm Operation: Ranching
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Windswept Farmstead Cooperative LLC and Dickey Hill Farm

  • Farmers: Eric and Alison Rector (senior farmers); Noami Brautigam and James Gagne (junior farmers)
  • Method of Access: Transitional ownership via LLC, lease
  • Acreage: 18 acres
  • Location: Monroe, Maine
  • Year Founded: 1990
  • Affordability Tools: LLC and lease
  • Farm Operation: Dickey Hill Farm produces organic vegetables and grass-fed beef; Eric and Alison raise chicken and pork and produce artisanal cheese and yogurt
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