Farm location: 5854 Vera Cruz Road, Emmaus, PA 18049 Google Map 610-391-9583 ext. 16

Farm Incubator

Emma market Tyler

Meet our 2014 Steward Farmers!

The top four barriers to farm start up are access to land, equipment, capital and training. The goal of the Seed Farm Ag Incubator is to break these barriers and provide new farm businesses with a successful foundation.

The Seed Farm Ag Incubator provides new farmers with the opportunity to start their own farm businesses with reduced risk and significant mentorship support. Land, infrastructure and equipment are available at reduced rental rates.

The incubator program is available to graduates of the Seed Farm apprenticeship program. After completing the one year apprenticeship, participants apply with their completed farm plan. Successful applicants farm as “Stewards” at the Seed Farm. Resources available include 1.5-3 acres of land; cooler, greenhouse, and dry storage space; tractor and implements. The Seed Farm also provides mentorship to help Farm Stewards successfully start their new farm businesses. The farm manager assists new farmers with developing effective production and marketing techniques, and solving with weed, pest, and other problems, as they arise. Monthly “farm update” meetings between the farm manager and all farm stewards facilitate information- and idea-sharing, a critical component in building an effective learning community.

For details download the Seed Farm Program Guide.

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

Farm to Table DinnerApril 7th, 2015

Thank you to all who joined us for The Seed Farm's 2014 Farm-to-Table Dinner and Auction! We look forward to seeing you at our 5th annual Dinner and Auction on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Photos f

PressApril 7th, 2015

April 2015: The Seed Farm, along with many of our graduates, were photographed and/or profiled in Lehigh Valley Style's feature article, "Growing Our Next Crop of Farmers". March 25, 2015: The Reading

New Farmer TrainingApril 3rd, 2015

Seed Farm apprentices take part in a 9-month program designed to train new farmers in all aspects of managing a diversified vegetable farm. Apprentices are given decision-making responsibility for our

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Farm Address:
5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

Mailing Address:
Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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