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 were married the next year. Ben and Melissa both grew up in New England, and decided to move back East so they could all start a farm together. In 2014, Bumbleroot came to life on a small plot of leased land in Buxton, Maine. After two years of growing vegetables and flowers there, the team 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 an Agricultural Easement on our land, ensuring that it will remain farmland in perpetuity.
2017 was Bumbleroot's third season, and our first season on our new land. We will be continuing to attend local farmers' markets in 2018 and our summer CSA will go on sale in February of 2018. Please sign up for our newsletter to keep up with Bumbleroot news and share in the growth and changes that are taking place on our farm. We thank you for your interest and look forward to feeding you in the future!