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.
The photos above were taken by Mat Trogner at a beautiful sunset meal put on by Allagash Brewing Company at Bumbleroot Organic Farm. It was an absolute pleasure to take a break from the farm work and enjoy an array of 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 that summer in Maine has to offer.
Find our Flowers
Bumbleroot-grown fresh cut flowers are available at our farmers' markets each week. Come find them at the Portland Farmers' Market in Monument Square on Wednesdays (7am-1pm), the Saco Farmers' Market on Saturdays (7am-Noon), and the Kittery Community Market on Sundays (10am-2pm). We have mixed bouquets as well as single variety bunches of our favorite seasonal flowers. This year we've added lots of new colors and flowers to the mix, and we're excited to share the bounty!
a Bumbleroot Team Photo!
It's rare to have all the Bumbleroot owners and employees on the farm, let alone in one photo frame, but here we are...the Bumbleroot team! From the left we have Ben, Nikki, Abby, Jeff, Melissa, and Ellen, the crew that grows the food and flowers that reach our CSA, restaurants, and farmers' market customers each week. We're so grateful that Nikki and Ellen signed up to be our first-ever employees- their hard work and positivity have helped us through a busy first year on our new land. And we can't forget all our amazing volunteers who show up each Thursday ready for anything. If you'd like to join us for a volunteer day we welcome you to come out on Thursdays from 9-noon. We always appreciate an extra set of hands!
Bumbleroot CSA underway
We're over halfway through our 20 week vegetable CSA and 10 week flower CSA, and our summer crops are flourishing. Thanks to our amazing members for supporting Bumbleroot- we hope you're enjoying your food and flowers! If you missed the chance to sign up this year, please keep us in mind for next season. You can sign up for our newsletter below to stay up-to-date with all the Bumbleroot news.
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 summer, 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.
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