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.
On The Farm
Mark your calendars! On Sunday, November 19th, Bumbleroot will be having a Thanksgiving Sale from 10am-2pm at the farm. We'll have a variety of vegetables available to meet all your Turkey Day needs. Included in the lineup will be lots of root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, turnips, and beets, along with some hearty greens like kale and spinach. We'll also have onions, cabbages, and a few of our favorite varieties of winter squash. Come with your Thanksgiving list or just to stock up on local, organic produce for winter! We hope to see you there.
Bumbleroot Fall CSA
Our 2017 Fall CSA is underway, and we couldn't be more excited! It has been an exceptionally warm fall, so we still have lots of crops growing in the field. With farmers' markets winding down for the season, our Fall CSA is a great way to continue sharing our produce with local families. From the end of October through November, our members will receive a variety of greens, roots, winter squash, herbs, cabbage, onions, cauliflower and more! Sign-ups are now closed for fall shares, but please keep us in mind for next summer. Our 20 week summer shares go on sale February 1st, 2018. To make sure you don't miss it, sign up for our newsletter below.
The photos above were taken by Mat Trogner at a beautiful sunset meal put on by Allagash Brewing Company at Bumbleroot Organic Farm in August. It was an absolute pleasure to take a break from farm work and enjoy Bumbleroot-grown veggies prepared by the talented chef (and Allagash brewer) Sean Ellsworth. At tables set up in the flower field, we watched the sun set and the full moon rise as we savored the beauty and bounty of summer in Maine.
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. We've been busy building the new infrastructure we need to operate our vegetable and flower business, including 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 also built a high tunnel to 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 fall, 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.
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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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