Farmers and landowners alike need resources that will link them together for mutual benefit. Farmers may find that the purchasing cost of land is prohibitive and is a major barrier to getting started. At the same time, many landowners have viable land they are not farming and which they would like to see put into productive use. When landowners partner with farmers, both parties reap the economic, environmental, and personal benefits. Use this resource list to make connections that will help you lease your land or start your farm!
Future Harvest CASA is in the process of updating our Amazing Grazing Directory of pasture-based farms in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia in 2014. We continue to add new farms and products, and encourage you to join Future Harvest-CASA and be part of our most requested publication! Please follow these links (1) and (2) to download PDF documents with more information, as well as to access the form to submit your farm's information to be included in the directory.
The Maryland Collaborative for Beginning Farmer Success builds on existing Extension resources and partnerships with regional nonprofits (including Future Harvest CASA), agricultural organizations, and experienced farmers to provide beginning farmers with easily accessible tools and practical, experience-based training in farm production, marketing, land management, business planning, and financial resources.
Maryland Farm-To-Table Produce is an online market where farmers list all of their available produce on our website. Chefs view available produce from multiple farms and place their order. The farmers then deliver the ordered produce to one central location and from there it is delivered to the restaurants. It's a simple and easy way to buy and sell the best and freshest local produce available.
CASA Notes - An archive of our bimonthly email newsletter.
Eat Fresh Maryland Farmers Market Network - Collaboration and joint marketing efforts among Maryland farmers markets accepting federal nutrition benefits.
Job/Land Bulletin Board - Future Harvest CASA members may post help wanted, for sale, and other farm-related announcements. All are welcome to browse the listings.
Maryland Grazers Network - A mentorship program that pairs experienced livestock, dairy, sheep and poultry
Topic of Interest Groups - Free Google groups foster the exchange of peer-to-peer information on specific areas of
sustainable agriculture practice.
Web Links - Links to information on a variety of topics from technical information on sustainable agriculture practices, to farm business planning and marketing, issues and advocacy.