Notes From the Field

Read on to discover what we’ve been up to at Growing to Give.

Farm Report 1/1/23 – Who needs sugar when our spinach tastes like candy?!

A quick report to keep everyone up to date on what we accomplished this week. We had 19 volunteers who arrived at the farm, some with tools in hand, to see how they could help. We started with piles of twisted metal, broken doors, and ripped plastic. We finished out the week with salvaged parts, organized piles, and quick fixes, hoping to prevent more damage ... Click to read more.

January 1st, 2023|

Farm Report 12/12/22 – Tis the season for giving (mostly carrots)

I have talked about our late season carrots for months, and Monday we harvested them. 55 pounds of tasty sweet Napoli carrots, pulled right out of the soil, washed, taste-tested, and delivered to MCHPP. These carrots were an experiment for us, and the idea came from a visit in 2018 to Eliot Coleman's Four Season Farm up in Harborside, Maine. You see, John, Patty, and ... Click to read more.

December 12th, 2022|

Farm Report 11/14/22 – How far is our reach?

This will be our last farm report for 2022 except for a few seasonal updates. I say “our” because Carrie Asselin and Cathy McDonald are a big part of this weekly blog, editing, adding photos, fact checking, and adding their own personal experiences at the farm. Thanks to the both of you for making me look so good! On paper anyway. 🙂 If we are ... Click to read more.

November 14th, 2022|

Farm Report 11/7/22 – 16,000 and Climbing!

Yes, we are officially over 16,000 pounds (that’s 8 tons!) and still harvesting. We were able to harvest napa cabbage on Wednesday this week, and on Thursday, more spinach was picked by the Waldorf 4th graders so they could stay out of the early morning chill. Our week really started on Tuesday morning when Claire (one of last summer’s interns) arrived with three ... Click to read more.

November 7th, 2022|
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“Midcoast organizations join forces to address farm labor shortages” – Brunswick Times Record (read here)

“Using extra farm-fresh produce to help feed Mainers in need” – News Center Maine (read here)

“Bringing together people and food, Brunswick farm exceeds 50,000 lbs of donated produce” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Local organizations step up to help feed people in need during pandemic” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Maine Voices: Hungry Mainers need help from Washington to feed their families” – by John Newlin, Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Children, Bowdoin students and community members joined in solidarity protest for climate” – Brunswick Times Record (read more)

“Students ‘growing, giving and learning’ in new farm-based program” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Brunswick farm looks to expand, marks 30k in vegetable donations” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Spotlight: Theda Lyden” –  Merrymeeting Food Council Summer 2019 Newsletter (read more)

“Brunswick group grows fresh produce for food banks” by Steve Minich – Channel 8, WMTW – Watch the video.

“Brunswick farm fights food insecurity with Growing to Give” – The Forecaster (read more)

“Growing to Give” – Times Record (read more)

Article featuring Growing to Give volunteer Robin Knight – LLBean (read more)


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