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.
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 their vision for their wedding day to life. We believe the planning process should be creative, collaborative, and enjoyable and that the wedding day should be a representation of the love that 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.
2019 CSA: A Look Ahead
Thanks to all our 2018 members for joining us for a great season and supporting local agriculture! As we wrap up our 2018 Fall CSA , we begin to look ahead to 2019. Next year we will be hosting a CSA pick-up on the farm in Windham, and we’ll be offering pick-ups at multiple Portland locations. Our vegetable CSA will be 20 weeks, from June through mid-October, and we will be offering a flower CSA as well - more details to come on that.
All of our CSA shares will go on sale in mid-January, and we encourage you to sign up for our seasonal newsletter (scroll down!) for updates. We’re excited to have recently been mentioned as one of the “Best New England Farm Shares” on the wellness website Wellable’s blog, and are committed to continuing to provide our community in Southern Maine with the highest quality produce. We hope you consider joining us next year!
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 now 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. Thanks for being awesome!
Fall Farmers' Markets
As October comes to a close, our farmers’ market schedule has changed with the weather. While we are no longer attending the outdoor Kittery Community Market or the Saco Farmers’ Market, you can still find us at the Portland Farmers' Market in Monument Square on Wednesdays from 7am - 1pm. We will attend as long as weather permits - follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates! In the coming weeks we will have fall crops like root veggies, winter squash, and hearty greens. Support your local farmers and get out to the fall markets! We hope to see you there.
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!
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.
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.
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!