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.
2018 CSA Update
Thanks so much to our members for joining us this year! We're in the midst of our 20 week vegetable CSA and 10 week flower CSA, and although we've had a dry season thus far (and a rare hail storm in July!), we're harvesting hundreds of pounds of vegetables from the field each week for over 120 families in our community. We are sold out of both our vegetable and flower shares for the 2018 season, but encourage you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our waiting list and be the first to know when our CSA goes on sale next year!
2018 Farmers' Markets in full swing
It's summer in Maine and the weather has been hot-hot-hot! That means new varieties of veggies are ripening each week (tomatoes are here!), and you can find them at the Portland Farmers' Market in Monument Square on Wednesdays from 7am-1pm, the Saco Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 7am-noon, and at the Kittery Community Market in Post Office Square on Sundays from 10am-2pm. We'll be at all three markets through the end of the growing season. Come support your local farms and businesses and stock up on Bumbleroot bounty!
Outstanding in the Field
On Tuesday, August 28th Bumbleroot will be hosting Outstanding in the Field, a pop-up dinner set in the field and shared by over 120 food lovers. Guests (and the Bumbleroot farmers!) will enjoy a meal prepared by Portland, Maine chefs Damian Sansonneti and Ilma Lopez, using many of the vegetables and herbs grown right here on the farm. There will be a farm tour, cocktail hour, and multi-course meal - a perfect way to enjoy the beauty of summer in Maine. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased here. We hope to see you at the table!
Bumbleroot Receives Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award
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 welcomed their first child Josephine Bess into the world in March and she is loving life on the farm. She's already busy working farmers' markets with her parents (find her in Saco or Kittery on the weekends) and soon enough she'll be out picking veggies with us in the fields! She loves bouncing, eating, and special visits from her grandparents. Come out to market to see her cute little face in person!
Floral Design & DIY Flower Buckets for Maine Weddings
Bumbleroot offers full floral design services and DIY flower buckets for weddings and events from June through September. We have a simple, natural style with a focus on the flowers and foliage that are in season here on our farm. We are currently booking for 2018 and are happy to answer any questions or schedule a consultation. Please email Melissa at email@example.com to start the process!
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.
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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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