Type of farm or businessSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please elaborate on the type of farm you haveCertified Organic Medicinal Herbs, Chicken Eggs, herbaceous honey, berries, and vegetables
If farming/ranching, select your primary market channels:Community Supported Agriculture, Farm Stand, Farmers’ Market, Wholesale, Education, Other
Type of NetworkFarm visit exchange, i.e. beginning farmers visit my farm and I visit theirs to give advice and share ideas, Event hosting, i.e. hosting groups of beginning farmers for events or learning opportunities, Other options to be determined by mentor and mentee
Please describe the situations in which you would charge a fee and your expected rate (e.g. hourly, seasonal, annual rates, fees for long-term mentorship, fees for in-person meetings, etc.).Determined based on individual needs and goals
Open to work exchange for mentoring
ExperienceSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Greenhouse production, Season extension, Crop rotation/planning, Seed saving, Composting, Organics, Harvest and handling, GAP certification, Business planning, Farm accounting, Time management, On-farm efficiency, Employee/intern management, Value-added products, Agritourism
Focus of Mentorship
I have a great venue for learning and meetings.
Mentor on self growth needed for success, structure/habits/etc.
We focus primarily on the growth and harvest requirements for quality medicinal herbs.
How many years have you been farming, if applicable?NW Montana 8 years
Northern New England: 40 years home gardening, including 11 years with sheep, pigs and cows
Are there times that are better for you to provide mentorship?
Please elaborate on your marketing strategyWe have an on-site Farm Store Apothecary. We are in the process of obtaining our wholesale out-of-state license to market to urban apothecaries and herbalists seeking hand-crafted artisan quality organic herbs.
We offer education programs that focus on farming practices, (soil health, growing herbs, etc.), processing herbs and making herbal products, and creating a healthy farm-based lifestyle.