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VETERANS FARM


Mailing Address: 9526 Argyle Forest BLVD, STE B2 #321 Jacksonville, Fl 32222.
Physical Address: 5571 long branch rd, Jacksonville, fl 32234

Farm Manager
Steve Ellsberry
Email steve@veteransfarm.com

22 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Christi Cook says:

    I just wanted to let you know that as a disabled vet you have really inspired me to start community gardens to help the elderly that love fresh veggies and can no longer garden themselves, help families on WIC, help other disabled vets by not only giving them something to do, but to have a great excuse to visit those who are depressed and really need a visit to help and help teach who-so-ever wants to learn (myself included) about gardening. I’ve begun raising my own beef and chickens. I’m learning about the chickens. They are truly a help in the garden keeping down the pests. Thank you for inspiring me.

  2. jesse atwaters says:

    I was wondering if you took donations of tools because my hindus in foreclosure and I have to get rid of them because I have no where to keep them

    GMC Jesse Atwaters (ret)

  3. Nan Barber says:

    I just learned indirectly of your Veterans Farm from a friend’s email. Actually, it was an ad atteched to an article I’d clicked onto. For this I’m very happy. Without that ad, we who live in SW Montana (near Missoula), would never have learned about your worthwhile ptoject.
    My husband, Bill, and I supprt you and your community of veterans. I wish we could send you a large donation. However, I will be sending you a small check and a promise to pray for you ALL in your endeavors.
    Sincerely,
    Nan Barber
    12801 Anchor Road
    Lolo, MT 59847-9585
    P.S. How can I distribute your info to veterans having problems in “normal life” re-entry? I would be willing to go to Vets Centers, VA hospitals in our region. I worry that you might become overwhelmed by the massive number of vets responding. Hmm, I might find some resonant responses by showing your video to civic groups
    in MT and (when I can afford the gas) in Idaho and Wyoming. My objective would be to find some generous rancher/farmer/business people who would underwrite getting a Veterans Farm in our region. I hesitate to work on a grant due to gov’t interferance & regulations.
    Would you please send me a copy of your video and more information?

    • veteran says:

      Mrs Barber,

      Thanks for your support of the Veterans Farm. Could you please email your question to info@veteransfarm.com and we’ll be sure the send it up the chain to Adam.

      Thanks for your support,

      Veterans Farm.

      • mike atack says:

        was looking to visit your operation. arew you open on sat.? what are your hours

        • veteran says:

          Upick blueberries is now open.

          We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. Upick $4lb or prepack orders available at $6lb. For prepack please email infor@veteransfarm.com mailto:infor@veteransfarm.com We look forward to seeing you all there.

  4. Phyllis Treadwell says:

    I have read your story from Guideposts. May 2012 several times. What you are doing is truly a blessing for the veterans who need some “grounding”.
    I recently came across the book “Earthing” and the DVD, “Grounded”. From the book -”Beneath your feet outdoors is not just a mere patch of grass, dirt, sand or concrete. It is an omnipresent source of natural healing energy. We humans, as all other living beings, are electrical creatures on an electrical planet, and the ground beneath our feet is more than something we just stand, walk, play and build on.”
    Also – “Are you electron deficient? You are if you have sickness, pain, and inflammation. Learn how Nature’s original anti-inflammatory – the Earth itself- can remedy your deficiency and improve your health, energy and sleep.”
    I would encourage you to check into this – it could be a means to help the vets who are unable to make it to the ‘farm’.
    Thank you,
    Phyllis E Treadwell
    PS – I have an Earthing Sheet and it has improved the quality of my life immensely. I go barefoot also, as much as possible.
    PET

    • veteran says:

      Mrs. Treadwell,

      Thanks for the kind words and the information. please spread our mission and success to people in your community. We want to reach as many vets across the nation to inspire them to create something great in their community.

  5. I have 4.5 acres in Fayetteville, Georgia that I would like to lease…at a reasonable rate…to any Veteran that wants to farm the land. This property has been farmed for more than 50-years and was the home of Nub’s Farmers Market along HWY 54. Please contact me if you are interested…ideal location for growing some great organic vegetables and selling them to local restaurants.

    Regards, John

  6. Theresa Rogers says:

    I sent an email in mid August and again in mid September. Still waiting on a response. Is the email address listed above still working?

    Thanks

  7. Clarice Moore says:

    I just finsihed watching your bideo on UNC-TV here in North Carolina – great job!!!! I have been owrking on a business plan for a farm, a special farm and just could not get it finsihed because I knew something was missing – my tur purpose. While watching your video, it all came to me what my purpose is! I want to start a farm here in NC based on what you are doing. We all need to give back and although I am not a veteran, I have sons and grandsons who are. We, as a nation, do not do enough for the men and women who fought and fight to let us keep our freedoms. Thank you for all that you do and for the great inspiration! I can now finish my business plan and will definitely vsit your farm! With much gratitude, Clarice Moore

    • veteran says:

      Mrs. Moore, thanks for the kind words. The Veterans Farm is on facebook and you can follow us there for the latest updates. God Speed.

  8. Nuch says:

    Local vets need to copy your model here in Calaveras County California. How do we make this happen ? As in anything, we need leadership. Thanks. Nuch

  9. Jared Everson says:

    What is the Veterans Farm opinion of the new 2014 Farm Bill rule that states that for a Veteran to be considered for a higher payment rate, they must also qualify as a beginning farmer/rancher? Therefore, being a Veteran alone does not qualify the person for anything, other than to have their number on a report of how many Veterans the USDA “helped”. Does anyone else feel like this is another round of lip-service to Veterans that does not actually help them in any way?

    • veteran says:

      Hello, we are not sure about the particular part about “veterans to be considered for a higher payment rate” We can say there is a lot of funding that has come down the pipeline to help New Beginning Veterans Farmer/Rancher through the USDA/NIFA. The Veterans Farm is hosting a free workshop http://www.farm-workshop.eventbrite.com to put out grants/scholarship and resources through both government and public/community organizations. It’s very legit and some of our vets have filed and been awarded grants. Navigating the system is difficult so we are here to help vets find the resources. Please join us for the workshop to learn more, if you can’t make it we’ll film the event and post it for you to view. Thanks for your service!

  10. Dane Mealey says:

    Hello,

    I am trying to start up my own hydroponics operation in TN. I recently transitoned out of the Marine Corps and I am attending a 4 year university for agribusiness. But I am impatient and I dont want to wait that long to get started. So my questions to you is how did you get started, how did you market yourself, and how did you get funding. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Dane Mealey

    • veteran says:

      Dane,

      Our best advice is to be patient! What separates our Founder success from the rest who have come and failed is that he is in fact very patient and works the grind everyday. It takes a long time to get up and running with a profitable farm or agro-business. That being said we recommend continuing with school while you start a smaller operation. (this way you always have a plan b to fall back on). We would like to invite you to our http://www.farm-workshop.eventbrite.com to learn more about opportunities that can assist you with starting and we can introduce you to our team of combat vets who are farming along with USDA, FSA, Farm Credit and more experts that can help support you. Having a support system of your former brothers in arms can go a long ways. We are here for you brother, please contact us at info@veteransfarm.com

  11. Virgil Guinn Jr says:

    I fail to understand why organizations such as this one (and others) serve ONLY “select” Veterans. I served in the USAF and I am a service-connected disabled Veteran. Why should it matter when I was on active duty or how I became disabled?? Why do you make me, and other Veterans like me, feel like “second-class”? As if those who served after 2001 are MORE worthy of assistance by virtue of being younger…

    • veteran says:

      Vietnam veterans have the free opportunity to receive training and counseling, outreach and more through the Veterans Farm case management. Our New Beginning Farmer/Rancher development program/workshop is designed for veterans of ALL eras. Vets can register at http://www.farm-workshop.eventbrite.com . The Veterans Farm is an all volunteer organization, run by combat disabled veterans. Let us again repeat this, an ALL VOLUNTEER organization. These are young veterans who come from poor families and backgrounds struggling each day to make a difference in as many lives as possible. The real question should be, “What have you done for your country lately”? Here is a direct challenge to you! Go out and make a difference in 5 veterans lives this month, send us a report and pictures of you doing something great in your community to info@veteransfarm.com Instead of sitting back complaining go out and make a difference. We’ve proven that no matter your disability you can be productive in making our country better.

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