Tag: nonprofit

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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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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