Since 2011, MCA has matched new and expanding farmers with long term leases on over 400 acres of land. Pull up a chair and hear the stories of how Land Link builds new farm ventures a few acres at a time....
The Institutional Farmer Asbury Methodist Village is committed to vital living for its senior residents - going so far as to seek a resident farmer for their new campus farm. Farmer Gigi is planning her first season of crops and engaging the residents in growing food close to home.
The Taste of Home Land Link was able to match Farmer Tanya with acreage to grow crops from her native Zimbabwe - including Kiwano, or horned Melon.
Landowners are mostly offering less than 5 acres - great for farmers starting small and building up. Farmers and landowners are each assigned anonymous listing numbers to protect privacy and then can contact each other through MCA to make a match. New for 2017 we are maintaining our rural match outreach but expanding into matching farmers with urban acreage -like the Koiner Farm in Silver Spring.