The growing season has begun and we have a goal of producing 24,000 lbs of produce for neighbors in need this year! Read more about what's happening at Growing to Give here.
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John installed an awesome awning for us to work under and escape from the heat. We utilized the space during our Friday gleaning and look forward to working in the shade, much better for veggies and humans! Carrie finished the new beneficial hedgerow this week with help from our WWOOFERS and B.J. Carrie was on ... Click to read more.
WHAT: Almost 15% of Maine households are food insecure. You can help! Volunteer for our fundraising challenge, based on a ‘Walk-a-thon’ or Bike-a-thon’ model. All you need to do is commit to work at the farm for one 4 hour shift and find supporters to sponsor your gardening shift, with a goal of raising ... Click to read more.
We had a break in the drought and a much needed shower brought a boost to all the plantings. A trench was dug and we now have available water from our new well. Just in time, since the farmhouse well ran low this week, and it's only May. More cover crops are being ... Click to read more.
This week ended with our plant sale. It was great to have people back to the farm and we thank everyone for their support. I am sure Cathy will be glad to be able to stop fretting over whether the plants needed to be watered! We still will have elderberries and a few other extra vegetables ... Click to read more.
This was our first gleaning of rhubarb. Rebecca picked a wagon load and you can't even tell she picked any! Lot's more to share these next couple of weeks. The Cumberland County gleaners came for the first time this year. Colleen and Lauren picked and washed 100 pounds of lettuce! It went to Presente in Portland. ... Click to read more.
Today we had a special guest, Nancy, all the way from Pittsburg. I hope she doesn't mind me referring to her as our oldest volunteer to date. At ninety-one, she may also hold the record on who has traveled the farthest. Here she is with her two daughters, Sharry and Diana, essential members of our ... Click to read more.