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Available Farm, Land, and Employment Opportunities

Please note: Educational resources covering options, considerations and preparation related to farm access, tenure, and stewardship are available in the Land Access Information Toolshed of the UVM Extension New Farmer Project website. Please also feel free to contact personnel at the New Farmer Project at newfarmer@uvm.edu or the UVM Extension Land Access Consultant, Ben Waterman, at (802) 656-9142 or ben.waterman@uvm.edu with any other questions, to schedule a free consultation, or if you would like to be sent a hard copy of any of the available materials.


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Landowner: Norah Lake

Phone: (802) 649-2991

Email: norahlake@gmail.com

NORWICH, Diversified Farm Seeks Growing Partner

Location: Norwich, Windsor County

Tenure Arrangements Offered:
Farm management or employment opportunity

Acreage:
TOTAL: 87
Wooded: 14
Open: 73
Tillable: 20

Quality of Land:
Our soils have been identified as a combination of Prime and Statewide classifications. Our tillable fields are Agawam sandy loam. Our farm was conserved by the Vermont Land Trust in large part because of it's agricultural soils. Most of our farm is flat, open land with a few rolling hills. The fields have been farmed without chemicals for at least 10 years. The soil pH is a bit low, but we have begun to spread lime on all of the fields

Farm Infrastructure:
Farm Buildings: several barns and shops
Housing: shared farmhouse
Water Resources: wells, but no major irrigation
Equipment: tractor, tractor implements, and many carpentry and mechanic
Other: This position runs from April-October, with the possibility of continuation

General Information:
Sweetland Farm is a diversified produce and pasture-raised meat farm in Norwich, VT. We are a startup farm in our second season, specializing in CSA marketing. We raise field- and hoop house-grown vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as hay, poultry, lamb, pork, beef, eggs, and honey on 87 acres of prime agricultural soils. We are seeking an experienced, motivated individual to join in launching Sweetland CSA and to assist with the daily farm operations. The Growing Partner will assist with and take responsibility for a wide variety of farm tasks, including planting, cultivation, harvest, animal care and slaughter, equipment maintenance, haying, carpentry projects, CSA setup, customer relations and more. This is a great opportunity for a farmer to share in the work, creativity, and pride that are involved in the early years of building a diversified farm business. For more details about the Growing Partner position, please email norahlake@gmail.com


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