Bumbleroot Organic Farm seeks to connect people with the land and food that sustains them. Our goal is to build community and sustainable systems through the organic production of food. Over time, we hope to incorporate livestock, medicinal herbs, and educational programs to create a more holistic agricultural enterprise.
Colorado to Maine
The four owners of Bumbleroot met in Boulder, Colorado. Jeff and Ben started farming together as interns at Cure Organic Farm and worked there for three seasons, both becoming managers. Abby served locally-produced food on Boulder farms with Meadowlark Farm Dinners before she started her career in craft beer, and Melissa studied herbal medicine at the Colorado School for Clinical Herbalism in Boulder.
Jeff and Abby moved from Colorado to Maine in 2013, and Ben and Melissa followed a year later so they could start a farm together. Bumbleroot came to life on a small plot of leased land in Buxton, Maine where the team grew vegetables and flowers for two years. In 2016, they purchased a stunning 89-acre farm in Windham, Maine, just 20 minutes from downtown Portland.
The four of us share a passion for food, and we love sharing the food we grow with people in our community. Our goal is to grow high quality organic produce using methods that will keep the soil and the ecosystems in which we work healthy for generations to come. Through Maine Farmland Trust, we have granted a conservation easement on our land, ensuring that it will remain farmland forever.
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