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 services for weddings and events.
Thanks for a great season!
The 2017 season has officially come to an end. Our farmers' markets and CSA are done for the year, and almost all the vegetables are harvested from the fields. We're so grateful to all our customers, friends and neighbors for supporting us through our first year on our new farm in Windham - it truly feels like home. We will spend the winter months perusing seed catalogs, crop planning, and finishing up some of the construction projects we started in the spring. Our CSA goes on sale February 1, 2018. You can stay up-to-date by signing up for our newsletter! Thanks for a wonderful 2017 season.
what to look for in 2018...
2018 Vegetable & Flower
Sign-ups for our 20 week vegetable CSA and our 10 week flower CSA will go on sale to the public February 1, 2018. Our returning members will have the chance to sign up early, but if you're new, don't worry! We'll be expanding our CSA in 2018 and we have a number of spots available for new members. You're early investment helps us pay for seeds, tools, and compost to get our season started, and in return we grow vegetables and flowers to fill your tables all summer long. All the details can be found here. We hope you join us in 2018!
Floral Design & DIY Flower Buckets for Weddings
In 2018 Bumbleroot will be offering full floral design services and DIY flower buckets for weddings and events. Our style is simple and seasonal, focusing on the beauty of flowers and greenery grown in here in Maine. We are currently booking for next year and are happy to schedule a consultation. Please email our flower manager Melissa at email@example.com to start your flower process!
2017: First Year on Our New Farm
2017 was our first full year on our new farm in Windham, Maine. With the help of Maine Farmland Trust , we purchased the 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. This year we began building the new infrastructure we need to operate our vegetable and flower business, including walk-in coolers, a packing shed, and a large greenhouse called a high tunnel. We're happy to slow down for the winter months, but excited to see what next year has in store for Bumbleroot!
This year 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 3 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!
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.
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.
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