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 spent a year in Massachusetts, and then followed Jeff and Abby to Maine so they could all start a farm together. In 2014, Bumbleroot came to life on a small plot of leased land in Buxton, and after two years of growing vegetables and flowers there, we purchased a stunning 89-acre farm in Windham, just 20 minutes from downtown Portland. 2017 will be our third season growing vegetables, flowers, and herbs, and we couldn't be happier to be doing it on our very own land! It is truly a dream come true.
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 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 new land, ensuring that it will remain farmland in perpetuity. We're very excited to get to know and learn from our new neighbors in Windham, many of whom have lived and farmed here for decades.
Please check back in 2017 to keep up with Bumbleroot news and see the growth and changes taking place on our new farm. We thank you for your interest and look forward to feeding you in the future!