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Welcome to the Village Farm website!

May 7, 2014: Thank you for looking us up! Spring has finally arrived to our place and we are busy planting, planting, planting. We are getting ready for our two Seedling Sale Days here in the barnyard on May 17th and 31st (8am-12 noon) and doing our last marketing of CSA shares. If you are considering a Summer Vegetable of Fall Vegetable CSA share, do be in touch. We will most likely fill to capacity. As always, we are happy to answer any questions. Have a look around our site and take good care!
 
                                                   





About Us

We are Polly Shyka and Prentice Grassi.  We have been involved in agriculture for 18 years and have been farming this lovely land since 2001. We love to eat delicious food, to be outside, to grow things, to build things and we don't mind getting dirty. We are friendly and professional. We have three young sons. We also have a network of family support that makes the busy months possible. Growing food for ourselves, our family and our neighbors is what we love to do and aspire to do better each year.


Our Vision

Ultimately, we aspire to build a farm business that is a true asset to our community and local economy.  We train 4-5 farm interns each growing season. We consider our mentorships to be an important way we contribute to the future of agriculture. We hope to not only serve the residents of Waldo County with a wide array of wholesome farm products, but also to create a place where neighbors can interact and people can connect with the source of their food.  We imagine Village Farm as a community resource.

Our Land

Village Farm is a diversified, family farm neighboring to the east the small town center of Freedom, Maine. Our farm is comprised of a contiguous 40-acre field of good farmland soils and an 80-acre woodlot.

Our Products

  • Over 100 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers for 75+ CSA member households and several wholesale accounts.
  • Vegetable, herb and flower seedlings sold from the farm and from the Belfast Coop May-July
  • Native and flowering shrubs and trees sold as nursery stock to FEDCO Trees.
  • Pastured chickens and beef, sold by pre-order.
  • Eggs from pastured, organically-fed chickens, available at CSA pick-ups and the Belfast Coop.
  • Again in 2013! Not 'our products' but . . . We are collaborating with Appleton Creamery to offer Cheese Shares and Out on a Limb Orchard of Palermo to offer Heirloom Apple Shares

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Organic? Yes!

Village Farm products are grown according to organic standards with an emphasis on organic sources of fertility and a grass-based livestock system.  Our eggs, seedlings, and all vegetables, herbs and flowers are certified by MOFGA. Our pastured chickens are grown on MOFGA certified organic pasture and fed certified organic and Maine milled grains but due to our processor (Weston's Meats of Gardiner) not being certified organic, we cannot say that our chickens are certified organic.