Maine Farm Resilience Program
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Introducing the Maine Farm Resilience Program!
Our next deadline: February 15, 2021
Our next deadline: February 15, 2021
Blue Bell Farm is a MOFGA certified organic vegetable farm owned and operated by David Asmussen. The farm is located on 75 acres of Wabanaki land in what is now known as Bowdoinham, and protected by an agricultural conservation easement with Maine Farmland Trust. Started in 2012, the farm has grown steadily and now cultivates over an acre of delicious local vegetables for restaurants, natural food stores, a cannery, and the Bowdoinham Farmers’ Market. Blue Bell Farm believes in the careful stewardship of natural resources and embracing renewable energy for long term sustainability.
Moodytown Gardens is owned and operated by Jarret Haiss and Johanna Burdet. It is located on 75 acres of land in Palmyra. They grow MOFGA certified organic vegetables, flowers, and hay. They also raise grass-fed Hereford/Angus beef and pork. Products are sold at their farm stand from June through October, through a CSA, at the Skowhegan Farmers Market year round, and the Belgrade Lakes Market from Memorial to Labor Day. They also partner with the Good Shepard Food Bank to provide food to three local food pantries, work with MFFM/MOFGA to offer Maine Harvest Bucks for their CSA, and accept EBT/SNAP and WIC everywhere they sell. The mission of Moodytown Gardens is to provide healthy food to their local community that is accessible to all and to provide a sustainable living for their family.
Anna Shapley-Quinn and Seth Yentes each decided as teenagers that they wanted to farm for a living. After meeting in 2008, they purchased North Branch Farm in 2009 along with Seth’s brother Tyler. Seth and Anna now own and operate the farm alone, with help from their two children. They use hand, horse and tractor power to grow nursery stock for wholesale, grass-fed beef, pick-your-own highbush blueberries, and apples and pears. They make hay on 70 acres and manage 200 acres of woods using low-impact forestry methods.
Patch Farm is a certified organic small family run farm with Brandon and BrennaMae at the helm, kids, mother-in-laws, apprentices and WWOOFers in tow. They provide their local community with vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, eggs, pork and turkeys through their CSA, farmstand and presence at farmers’ markets.
Wild Tilth Farm is a MOFGA Certified Organic vegetable farm located in the downeast coastal town of Sullivan. The farm grew out of a homestead that Jenny Minard and John Roscoe began in 2007 from forested land. The farm name honors their wild forest soils and their reduced tillage growing system. The intensive vegetable production takes place on a human scale, using less than 1 of their 32 acres each year. Produce is sold through direct sales, local stores, and restaurants. In addition to vegetables, the farm produces seedlings, seed garlic, and is hoping to grow their sugaring hobby into a new enterprise. The wood lots are thoughtfully managed using their herd of homestead goats and a team of haflingers for improvement of their growing sugarbush, firewood, silvopasture and maintaining healthy habitats for the species that reside there.
Winslow Farm is a family-owned business located in Falmouth, Maine. Just minutes from Portland, the farm stand offers a diverse selection of potted annual and perennial flowers, seasonal MOFGA-certified organic vegetables, fruit, herbs, and cut flowers. The farm also offers pick-your-own blueberries and a seasonal vegetable CSA.
Originally farmed by the Winslow family, the farm was acquired by the current owners Sarah and Denis Boudreau in the 1980’s who started the PYO blueberries and flower shop. More recently Max Boudreau along with partner Krysten, and brother Ben have tackled the newest evolution of the farm; expanding the production with a growing veggie CSA program and cut flowers
The mission at Winslow Farm is to provide nutritious food and vibrant flowers to the community in a holistic and compassionate manner that honors the health and well-being of the community and land with natural farming and permaculture techniques.