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.
2017 Farm Shares On Sale Now!
Bumbleroot vegetable and flower shares are on sale now! When you join our CSA you will receive a big box of certified organic vegetables each week for 20 weeks from June-October. Please go to our CSA Program page for more details about how our CSA works, or sign up here!
Spring is officially here
As we wait for the snow to melt we're spending more and more time in the greenhouse, and it's slowly filling up with seedlings. Some of the herbs and flowers that we grow take many weeks to germinate and get established, so we begin seeding in February and they come to life in the safety of our heated greenhouse. In late April and early May we transplant our little seedlings out to the field and keep our fingers crossed that we don't have a late-season snowstorm! We usually have crops to harvest by the end of May and our CSA starts the first week of June- mostly filled with tender greens and fast-growing roots that flourish in cooler weather.
First year on our new farm
In 2016, Bumbleroot purchased the beautiful Weeks Farm property in Windham, Maine, a quick 20 minutes from downtown Portland. This spring we will be busy building the new infrastructure we need to operate our vegetable and flower business. We'll build a wash/pack station and walk-in coolers, which are essential to keeping our produce cool and fresh as it comes out of the field. We'll also be putting up a high tunnel which will protect our tomato crops from wind and rain and allow us to extend our season later into the fall. We are so grateful to the Weeks family and Maine Farmland Trust - they've helped us make our dream of owning our own farm a reality!
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.
If you're going out to eat in Portland this spring, keep your eye out for Bumbleroot's name on the menu! We partner with more than 10 restaurants in the Greater Portland area, including David's, Surlie, and 555 in Portland, MK Kitchen in Gorham, and Tao Yuan in Brunswick. We are continually amazed by how committed local chefs are to using Maine-grown products, and grateful that so many have been willing to work with us.
Follow us on Instagram!
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.
Or you can find us on Facebook!