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.
2019 CSA: On sale to the Public February 1st!
Sign ups for our 2019 CSA will be open to returning members on January 14th, and will open to new members on February 1st. We will host a CSA pick-up on our farm in Windham, with off-site pick-ups at multiple Portland locations. Our vegetable CSA will be 20 weeks, from June through mid-October, and we will be offering two flower CSA options this year- an “Early Summer” share and a “Late Summer” share.
Through our farm share program we strive to provide our members with a well-balanced variety of vegetables all summer long. You’ll receive the best of what’s available in our fields, and your box will change week-to-week with the seasons. For more details and a better idea of what it means to join our CSA, please click here. We hope you join us!
Weddings and Events at Bumbleroot
We are very excited to share that we are now booking weddings and events at our farm in Windham! We have hosted beautiful events for family and friends over the past few years, and have decided it’s time to share our space with others. If you or someone you know is looking for a venue that is close to Portland, please consider us. We offer a true field-to-table experience; our recommended caterers use Bumbleroot’s certified organic vegetables for their menus, and we offer a full range of flower services to grace your tables with vibrant seasonal blooms from our farm. Please see our “Weddings and Events” page for more information and our “Events Gallery” for photos of the space. If it seems like the right fit, contact us at email@example.com to get the booking process started!
Ben Attends Entrepreneurship Intensive at Stone Barns
Bumbleroot co-owner Ben Whalen was one of 18 farmers from across the country who participated in the inaugural Entrepreneurship Intensive for Farmers offered by the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. The cohort had the opportunity to learn from business experts and develop their skills as farm business managers and entrepreneurs. The weeklong program allowed Ben to collaborate with other experienced farmers and challenge him to think creatively about regenerative agriculture and the economic, social and environmental future of our farm business.
Floral Design for Maine Weddings
Bumbleroot offers full floral design services and DIY flower buckets for weddings and events from mid-May through mid-October. We have a simple, natural style with a focus on the flowers and foliage that are in season here in the beautiful state of Maine. Bumbleroot grows over 70 varieties of cut flowers, and we love to forage from the 89 acres of fields and forest on our farm. We also partner with other flower farms in our area to bring the best quality blooms to our design work.
We work closely with our clients to bring your vision to life. We believe the planning process should be creative, collaborative, and enjoyable and that your wedding day should be a representation of the location you’ve chosen and the love your big day celebrates.
We are currently booking for 2019 and are happy to answer any questions or schedule a consultation. Please email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the proposal process.
Thank you to our Amazing 2018 Crew!
We’ve been so fortunate to have an outstanding group of people working here at Bumbleroot this year and we want to thank our stellar team. To Dan, Madison, Celia, Luna and Kate - thank you for showing up every day with smiles on your faces. We SO appreciate your positivity and willingness to work in the fields through rain, heat, humidity and even the frosty fall mornings. We honestly couldn’t do what we do without your hard work and commitment to growing great food (and flowers!) for your community.
Melissa goes to Washington!
Bumbleroot co-owner Melissa Law attended the National Young Farmers Coalition National Leadership Convergence in November as the representative from the Southern Maine Chapter. She joined over 100 farmers from across the country to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing young farmers and our local food systems. The conference addressed issues from climate change to racial justice to land access, and a wealth of knowledge and experience was shared.
While in D.C., Melissa had the opportunity to meet with Maine’s Members of Congress to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill and how its policies will impact small farm in Maine. She is photographed here with fellow organic farmer and District 1 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. She also met with Maine Senators Angus King, Susan Collins, New Hampshire Representative Ann Kuster, and members of their staffs who specialize in Agriculture.
Bumbleroot Receives 2018 Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award from the Small Business Administration
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!
Where to find our produce this winter
Our season has slowed down significantly with lots of snow in November and consistent freezing temperatures. All of our field crops are long gone, but we still have fresh greens growing in our high tunnels as well as storage crops safely tucked in our walk-in coolers. You can find our greens at Windy Hill Market on River Road in Windham, and we will be at the Kittery Winter Farmers’ Market on the third Sunday of December, January, and February. Click here for more details about the Kittery Winter Market. We hope to see you there!
The Fisher family (Abby and Jeff are pictured to the left) welcomed their first child Josephine Bess into the world in March and she is loving life on the farm. She's already spent a season working farmers' markets with her parents and soon enough she'll be out picking veggies with us in the fields!
Josephine loves bouncing, eating, and special visits from her grandparents. Her little laugh lights up the room and if you’re lucky you might just get a wave. Stay tuned to our Instagram and Facebook for #Bumblebaby updates.
2018: Our 4th Season Comes to a Close
2018 was our fourth season operating as Bumbleroot Organic Farm and our second season on our farm in Windham. 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.
In 2018 we had 5 - 6 acres in certified organic vegetable and flower production. We attended 3 farmers' markets (in Portland, Saco, and Kittery), supplied 20 weeks of veggies to 120+ families through our CSA program, and worked with over 20 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 Creative Trails in Portland, and employed four people. None of it would have been possible without our amazing employees and our hard-working volunteers. Thanks for helping make our 2018 season 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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