The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA) is proud to announce the acceptance of Max and Kerry Taylor of Provider Farm in Salem and Joey Listro of Sullivan Farm in New Milford to the first year of the Connecticut Journeyperson Program. The program is designed to provide financial and educational support for farmers transitioning from apprenticing to farming independently. More of Connecticut’s farm operators near retirement age while the demand for Connecticut Grown food continues to grow. To respond to these trends, beginning farmer support has been identified as a key to securing Connecticut’s local food supply and protecting farms.
2012 will be Max and Kerry Taylor’s first full growing season on Provider Farm. Prior to working at Provider Farm, Max worked at Riverland Farm in Sunderland, MA and Kerry with five years of experience at Brookfield Farm in Amherst, MA. At Provider Farm the Taylors are growing vegetables and raising beef cattle for sale through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). There are still shares available for their CSA, with shares available for pick-up from their farm in Salem, CT. For more information about Provider Farm or to purchase a share, visit their website at providerfarm.com.
|Max and Kerry Taylor - Provider Farm|
|Joe Listro selling vegetables at the Ellington Farmer's Market|
For more information on the CT NOFA’s programs for beginning farmers, please visit http://ctnofa.org/Beginning_Farmers.html.