Bumbleroot Organic Farm is a certified organic farm located in Windham, Maine, just 20 minutes from Portland. We grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs for sale at local farmers' markets and through our CSA. We also offer floral design for weddings and events.
2018 FALL CSA
We're in the final stretch of our 20 week summer CSA and have decided to offer a 5 week FALL CSA this year! This will run from Wednesday, October 24th to Tuesday, November 20th (all pick ups will be on Wednesdays except the final pick up which will take place the TUESDAY before Thanksgiving). We will host a pick up at the farm in Windham and will have one pick up location in Portland for all you city-dwellers!
Fall shares will include a variety of our favorite fall crops - winter squash (delicata, acorn and butternuts), root veggies (carrots, beets, daikons and storage turnips), brassicas (cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts!), plenty of fresh greens (lettuce, chicories, kales, and spinach), and more! Find out all the details here. Our FALL CSA will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, September 19th - so mark our calendar! We hope you join us.
2018 Farmers' Markets
Summer is slowly turning into fall but you can still find us at our farmers’ markets throughout Southern Maine. Come support your local farmers and makers as the tourist season slows down - we always need your support! Our fall harvests are bountiful and we have an abundance of food and flowers at our stands.
You can find us at the Portland Farmers' Market in Monument Square on Wednesdays from 7am-1pm (until November), the Saco Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 7am-noon (through October), and at the Kittery Community Market in Post Office Square on Sundays from 10am-2pm (ends October 7th). We hope to see you there!
Outstanding in the Field
On Tuesday, August 28th Bumbleroot hosted Outstanding in the Field, a pop-up dinner that travels around the country and sets up in the fields of farms to highlight local chefs and produce. Over 170 food lovers attended the Bumbleroot event and enjoyed an amazing meal prepared by Damian Sansonneti, his wife Ilma Lopez (James Beard nominee!), and the teams from Piccolo and Chaval in Portland. The meal featured many of the vegetables and herbs grown right here on the farm, and the farmers enjoyed dinner with the guests at the beautiful long table as the sun set - it was a perfect way to enjoy the beauty and bounty of summer in Maine. Thanks to Matt Whalen for capturing the evening!
Bumbleroot Receives Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award
We're honored to have been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as Maine's Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2018. Bumbleroot was nominated by Sarah Guerette, Program Director at the Southern Maine Women's Business Center and an advisor to us through the process of writing our business plan. We're proud to be a part of the strong agricultural community here in Maine and we wouldn't be where we are today without our amazing customers and support from our friends at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Maine Farmland Trust, and Coastal Enterprises Inc. We hope to continue growing our business and providing healthy food for our community for many years to come!
The Fisher family welcomed their first child Josephine Bess into the world in March and she is loving life on the farm. She's already busy working farmers' markets with her parents (find her in Saco or Kittery on the weekends) and soon enough she'll be out picking veggies with us in the fields! She loves bouncing, eating, and special visits from her grandparents. Come out to market to see her cute little face in person!
Floral Design & DIY Flower Buckets for Maine Weddings
Bumbleroot offers full floral design services and DIY flower buckets for weddings and events from June through September. We have a simple, natural style with a focus on the flowers and foliage that are in season here on our farm. We are currently booking for 2018 and are happy to answer any questions or schedule a consultation. Please email Melissa at email@example.com to start the process!
2017: First Year on Our New Farm
2017 was our first full year living and working on our farm in Windham after two seasons getting our business started on leased farmland in Buxton. With the help of Maine Farmland Trust , we purchased our farm from the Weeks family who lived on this land for generations. We're honored to continue the legacy of family farming here in Windham, and feel so lucky to have found such a beautiful property so close to Portland. We are in the process of building the new infrastructure we need to operate our vegetable and flower business, including walk-in coolers, a packing shed, and high tunnels for winter production. Spring is right around the corner and we're excited to see what next year has in store for Bumbleroot!
In 2017 we had just under 5 acres in certified organic vegetable and flower production. We attended 3 farmers' markets (in Portland, Saco, and Kittery), supplied 20 weeks of veggies to 80 families through our CSA program, and worked with over 15 restaurants in the Greater Portland area. We also expanded our cut flower operation, donated hundreds of pounds of vegetables to My Place Teen Center in Westbrook and Wayside Food Programs, and hosted three local high schoolers on the farm for their senior projects in the spring. None of it would have been possible without our first employees (thanks Nikki and Ellen!), and our hard-working volunteers. Thanks for helping make our first season on the new farm a success!
Proud to be
We are committed to using sustainable farming practices to improve the health of our soil and the integrity of our land. By using only organic fertilizers and soil amendments, planting organic seeds whenever available, cover cropping our fields, and rotating our crop plantings, we have held to MOFGA's (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) organic standards. They have granted us our certification and we're proud to call our vegetables, flowers, and herbs organic.
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Find us on Instagram @bumblerootorganicfarm for daily updates about what's happening on the farm. This is the best way to see the Bumbleroot team in action in the field and get all the behind-the-scenes insight into what we're up to on a daily basis.
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