Route 27, Belgrade, Maine · 207-649-3331

An Animal Powered Certified Organic Family-Operated "Forever Farm"

Our Family

Ilex verticillata the latin word for winterberrys-the American winterberry, is a species of holly native to eastern north America, used by native Americans as a strong healing herb.

The very fitting name for the farm of my children and I , we began this farm in 2005, we all work together to create this incredible balance we have between the animals, the produce and flowers and each other. Visitors to the farm are always amazed to see this balance in action.

Kenya
At 24 Kenya is a teacher at a small private school for pre schoolers.
Having just graduated from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor Maine.
she is passionate
about sailing on schooners and skiing back country with her best friend
and partner Eben.
Kenya and I planned a trip to Paris when she was 5 and we plan to that
in 2019 to celebrate her college graduation.
I look forward to her visits to the farm.

Gil

Graduated high school,
and attends Sterling College in Vermont.
At 6’2″ he is not so little any more.
with his team of oxen, he brings us
wood to heat our house, he dumps
compost to feed our vegetables.
all while dreaming of being in his
self-built skiff lobstering on the
coast of maine-the smile of my days.
A million thank you’s could never
be enough for all you do, thank you
Son.

Sage
and then there is Sage. The wise
socialite of the family-there truly is
something special about Sage. Everyone
Loves Sage. This nonstop curly headed,
giggle of a girl can out run, out throw
just about anything she does. With
Chaga and anything else willing,
will pretend she is a horse at the grand
nationals jumping everything in sight.
Well at 13 she is into Softball, swimming,
skiing and horse jumping.

Mary
The woman driving this team, also
known as the “dreamer.” I have old
fashioned values, the happiest days
are being here on my farm, watching
my children grow. I love growing
food and preparing it for my
family to eat. The farmers that once
farmed here although they are long
Gone now, continue helping me. The
vegetables are slowly being replaced with
flowers and they are everywhere.