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Longmeadows Farm
Mark & Xandy Brown
184 Unity Rd
Benton ME 04901
(207) 453-6946
xandy@longmeadowsfarm.com
www.longmeadowsfarm.com

Farm products available: Half, whole and quarter grass-fed beef available in the fall. Vegetable CSA starting in June going through late fall. Pork and Lamb available. Top quality hay available for sale

Product description: Longmeadows Farm offers grass-fed shorthorn beef managed on an intensive rotational grazing system. All of our beef is organic and raised naturally using only humane methods. We offer half, quarter and whole beef for sale in the fall. Vegetable Community Supported Agriculture program delivers vegetables to the Central Maine region on a weekly basis. Pork and lamb are offered through out the year.

Livestock types: Milking Shorthorns (Red Durham)

Description of farm: Long Meadows farm is a 200-acre; state recognized historical farmstead located in Benton, Maine. The majestic farmstead located on route 139 has been in agricultural production since 1783. There are currently 27 heirloom Milking Shorthorns, 9 sheep, 2 pigs, 32 chickens and 2 horses.

Production methods: Intensive rotational grazing.


Old Ackley Farm

Bob Sullivan
42 Ackley Farm Rd
Blue Hill ME 04614
(207) 374-5919
bobsullivan@downeast.net

Farm Products available: Organic pasture raised chicken, eggs, turkey (Thanksgiving only), pork, beef, and raw milk.

Product Description: Chickens come whole and bagged; available fresh June-Oct on-farm, frozen Nov-May (while supply lasts). Eggs year round. Bourbon Red Turkeys fresh at Thanksgiving. Pasture raised pork fed organic grain available half or whole, and by cuts through the farm store. 100% grass-fed beef available by quarter or half, and by cuts through the farm store. 100% grass-fed raw milk available by half or whole gallon only through the farm store.

Livestock Types: Beef cattle, Belted Galloway and Buelingo. Dairy cattle, Jersey. Poultry, Bourbon Red Turkey and Kosher King (a slower growing broiler better suited to pasture than conventional broilers) Chicken.

Description of Farm: Sustainable, integrated grass farm.

Production Methods: All of our animals are allowed to express their natural behavior. Turkeys and layers – day range, moved to fresh pasture daily. Broilers in pasture pens, moved to fresh pasture daily. Pork ranges in woods and pasture, moved to fresh ground every two weeks. These animals are raised organically and fed certified organic feed plus all the pasture and pasture fauna they can eat. Our cattle (beef and dairy) are 100 % grass-fed. During the grazing season we practice management intensive grazing. In the winter, we feed baleage (fermented grass and clover) and dry hay.


Widdershins
Chris & Wendy Russell
843 Bear Hill Road
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
27-564-7926
widdershins@myfairpoint.net
widdershins-fm.com

Farm Products: Grass-fed beef & lamb, goat & cow products. Nigerian Dwarf goats, buck service, adults & kids. Katahdin sheep/lambs and Devon cattle.

Product Descriptions: ME inspected, Grass-fed beef & lamb sold in cryo-sealed, frozen, individual piece packages on the farm year-round, or as custom cut sides or whole animals in the fall. Goat milk soap as well as other goat and cow products. Devon beef cattle breeding stock, Nigerian Dwarf goats, buck service and adults/kids for dairy animals or pets. Katahdin sheep/lambs as breeding stock, locker lambs or market animals.

Livestock: ADCA Registered Pure Devon and part Devon cattle, bred for exceptional grass finishing genetics, docile attitudes and hardiness. AGS/ADGA registered Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, miniature dairy goats known for high butter fat milk. Excellent for cheese production in small farm operations, great pets. Katahdin sheep, developed in Maine, Katahdins are a meat breed known for having hair instead of wool. These sheep shed and do not require tail docking or shearing, they are very parasite resistant, with excellent mild flavored meat. Jersey & Devon/Jersey milk cows.

Farm Description: Widdershins is a 30 acre homestead of high pasture land and hay fields, with an additional 70+ acres of leased land in grazing & hay in the Central Maine Highlands.

Production Methods: Sustainable practices, integrated species in rotational grazing. Animals have free access to pasture systems spring through fall. Open shed system management in the winter with dry hay from our naturally fertilized fields. Beef animals are 100% grass finished, no hormones or pesticides and antibiotics only in life threatening situations. Dairy animals (cows/goats) receive limited commercial grain, sheep receive just enough grain to keep them friendly.


River Run Farm
Alice Begin and Dan Schmidt
230 Vaughn Rd
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
(207) 735-4203
riverrun@earthlink.net

Farm Products: Lamb, goat milk products, buck service by registered Oberhasli dairy goat, Oberhasli kids and Nigerian Dwarf kids, hay and mulch.

Product Description: Lambs live or processed for freezer. Goat milk soap and other products.

Livestock: Oxford and Corriedale sheep and crosses. Oberhasli dairy goats. Nigerian Dwarf goats, extra small, great pets.

Farm Description: 67 acres located on the Piscataquis River. We pasture our animals and make our own hay.

Production: Pasture-raised animals receive no hormones, antibiotics only in rare instances, and deworming as needed. Mostly hay and pasture fed, we do supplement with grain for short periods if conditions  Hill Farm
Janice Anthony & David Greeley
291 Hatch Rd
Jackson ME 04921
(207) 722-3405
hillfarm@acadia.net

Farm Products Available: Feeder cattle, maple syrup and firewood

Product Description:
Fall feeders, year old steers or heifers by arrangement

Livestock Types:
Angus Limousin Cross

Description of Farm: 450 acre upland farm

Production Methods: Grass fed, spring calving, rotational grazing, winter feed dry hay, clean beef


Ben Fencin’
Gorham, ME
benfencin@maine.rr.com
(207) 892.2586
www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Fencin/167490436599736
Product Description: Livestock Fencing

Pondview Farm

Susan and Mark Faunce
691 Ossipee Trail
Limington, Me 04049
(207) 625-3075
info@pondviewmaine.com
www.pondviewmaine.com

Farm Products available: All Natural Highland Beef, Icelandic Lamb, registered Icelandic sheep for breed stock or fiber animals, Icelandic yarns, rovings and raw fleece, soft luxurious lamb pelts.

Description of Farm: Pondview farm is located in the northwestern corner of York County. We are surrounded by the Saddleback Hills and the Saco River Valley. We produce wholesale annuals for garden centers, Highland cattle for beef and Icelandic sheep for breed stock, fiber, and grass fed lamb.

Production Methods: Cattle and sheep are rotationally grazed on our pastures and fed local hay in winter. Sheep are supplemented with mineral mixes and kelp.


O’Donnell’s Farm
John O’Donnell
445 South Monmouth Rd
Monmouth ME 04259
(207) 933-3052
johno@mainegrassfed.us
www.mainegrassfed.us

Farm Products: Organic and natural Premium Grassfed Beef by the side or quarter.

Product Description: Our animals are rotationally grazed in the summer. This is good for the environment and good for the health of the animals.

Livestock Types: Black Angus and Angus cross cattle.

Description of Farm: We’re located on a previous dairy farm with lush pastures. Our animals have shelter available in the winter, but are always free to walk on our pastures.

Production Methods: Our animals get no hormones, and no antibiotics unless we encounter a life threatening situation (hardly ever!). Lush grass and high quality preserved hay and grass silage are the main food for these healthy animals.


Aldermere Farm
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
70 Russell Ave
Rockport ME 04856
(207) 236-2739
rhoward@mcht.org
www.aldermere.org

Farm Product Available: All natural beef, no growth hormones or antibiotics. Available by quarter

Livestock Types: Belted Galloway

Description of Farm: 136 acre saltwater farm preserved by the Chatfield family and operating to raise work class Belted Galloway breed stock. Serve the public and support sustainable agriculture

Production Methods: Both grass fed and grain finished beef available


The Allen Farmstead
Craig and Brenda Allen
98 Bartlett Rd
Sidney ME 04330
(207) 547-3150
theallenangusfarm@juno.com

Farm Products Available: Registered Angus bulls and heifers, freezer beef and Thanksgiving turkeys

Livestock Types: Registered Angus cattle

Description of Farm: Cow/calf Production

Production Methods: Grass fed through summer. Cows finished for beef are given hay and grain.


Medicine Hill
Linda Smithers
1375 Sandy River Rd
Starks ME 04911
(207) 696-4100
Linda@Smithers.cc
www.medicinehill.com

Farm Products Available: Dry aged, organic grassfed beef. We sell primarily high end cuts, braising cuts and the world’s greatest hamburger. Animals also available as half or whole, custom cut to your specifications.

Livestock Types: Our beef herd is a vigorous and healthy Hereford/Angus cross.

Description of Farm: Medicine Hill is located at the confluence of the Sandy River and Lemon Stream in picturesque southern Somerset County. It is a certified organic producer of beef, pasture raised chicken & eggs, as well as a broad range of fruits & vegetables. See our website for a virtual farm tour.

Production Methods: Our cattle are very healthy because they are fed high quality hay and kelp as a supplement in the winter, and enjoy quality pasture grasses with their kelp during the growing season. We practice intensive rotational grazing. Cattle are harvested at the end of the grass growing season for maximum flavor and tenderness.


Meadowsweet Farm
Paula & Sumner Roberts
105 Stevens Rd
Swanville ME 04915
(207) 338-1265
meadowsweet@prexar.com

Farm Products Available: Grass-fed, grass-finished beef and lamb, Beautiful fleeces for hand spinning, Blankets made with our sheep’s wool, woven in Prince Edward Island Washable Sheepskins

Livestock Types: Beef cattle are Angus crosses, Sheep are North Country Cheviot and Coopworth crosses

Description of Farm: Meadowsweet Farm is a 120 acre farm in Swanville. At Meadowsweet Farm we work with our livestock and plants and the environment to grow healthy food. Farm visits by appointment.

Production Methods: We treat our animals with respect and allow them the fullest expression of their natures consistent with good husbandry. Our sheep and cattle are raised on pasture and have a natural diet with no added hormones or chemicals. During the spring, summer and fall, livestock are moved daily to fresh pasture, thus grazing the grass and clover when it has the highest nutritional value. Winter feed for cattle is hay and grass silage; winter feed for the sheep is hay.


Thunder Hill Farm
Dottie & David Bell
42 Bell Rd
Waterford, ME 04088
(207) 583-4146
sbbell@localnet.com

Farm Products: Grass-only beef, beef jerky, pork, chicken, working steer teams

Product Description: Thunder Hill Farm offers Highland beef by the quarter, side, whole or piece, beef jerky, pork by side or whole, chicken raised by spring order, working steer team for educational purposes.

Livestock Type: Scottish Highland and Highland cross cattle. Ayrshire working steer team

Farm Description: Thunder Hill Farm is located in Waterford, Maine. It takes in a 188 acre tree farm with 35 acres of pasture and hay fields. Beef and beef jerky may be purchased at the farm. Visit us on Maine Farm Day, July 25th.

Product Methods: The cattle are raised the way nature intended on grass in the summer and hay from our farm in the winter. All livestock is respected and raised humanely. No growth hormones or additives and always given room to roam.


Judas Meadow Farm
Bill and Janet Seavey
221 Greeley Rd
Windsor ME 04363
(207) 549-3455
bjseavey@GWI.net

Farm Products Available: Wool Blankets from the wool of our own sheep

Product Description: Sheep, lambs, (breeding stock, show lambs. foundation ewes feeders and rams

Production Methods: Grass/hay fed stock from spring until the end of December. Under 100 animals total. We use no growth hormones and no antibiotics except to save a life.


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