FARM BUSINESS INCUBATOR
Ready to start a farm of your own? We can help.
The Seed Farm Farm Business Incubator was created to meet the needs of new farmers that did not grow up on farms and therefore lack access to land, equipment, and capital.
On our 42-acre site, we provide access to land, infrastructure, equipment, and mentoring in order to break down the barriers to farm entry. We can help connect you with service providers, new markets, even promotional opportunities while you build a solid foundation for your farm business.
The Farm Incubator program is available to new farmers who can demonstrate adequate farming experience and solid marketing and business plans. Applicants must have some gardening or farming experience in order to start hand-scale farming on small plots (1/8-1/2 acre), with weekly check-ins and technical assistance.
START YOUR FARM
Resources available to incubator farmers include:
1/8 – 5 acres of land per farm;
cooler, greenhouse, and dry storage space;
tractors and implements;
water and irrigation system;
mentoring and technical assistance;
ongoing training opportunities.
Beginning farmers and organizations that are not selling what they grow can participate in our Farm Business Incubator as a Garden Project. Garden Project participants have access to all of the resources in our Farm Business Incubator, must apply with a complete production plan, and are billed at the same rate as incubator farmers.