Farthest Field Farm
Growing food and nourishing community in southern Maine.
- ABOUT US -
If we have taken anything from the weariness of the past year, it is that connection with one another, with wild places and growing things, is the lifeblood of strong communities and human wellbeing. All of us, from the tiniest young one to the oldest elder, need this. We hope that Farthest Field Farm will be a wellspring of these connections.
This is a dream of Alyssa Adkins and Nathan Broaddus, but our hope is that it will become the living, breathing dream of the surrounding community as well. Farthest Field Farm is named after a song we love singing in harmony with our friends and community whenever we gather, and it is in this spirit that we created our vision for Farthest Field Farm.
Over the seasons, you’ll find Farthest Field to be a haven for your senses and spirit. In spring, as the mud recedes and we’re greeted with the brilliant yellow-green of new foliage, you’ll find friends and neighbors gently coaxing life into their community garden plots, seedlings sprouting and growing for our seedling sale, and creatures emerging in the woodland. Young folks and teachers will find space for learning from nature; others will find classes on anything from composting to foraging. Summer will bring migrating birds and butterflies, the gentle slow-motion fireworks of flowers, hikes in the woods, farm-to-table dinners hosted by local chefs, and space to spread a blanket for a picnic as you share your garden bounty with loved ones. You’ll be able to enjoy music from local artists, and outdoor dance events. You might be lucky enough to catch our garlic harvest!
With the crisp air of fall will come the rush of activity to put food by to nourish us for months to come. At the farm we’ll be harvesting hot peppers and producing our hot sauce, and setting our sauerkraut fermenting. You might join a workshop on canning to learn how to save the bounty from your community garden, or join in the garlic planting. And we all will work to put the earth to rest. Join us in harvest celebrations and the warmth of dance and art events as we all come together and prepare for a quieter, more introspective time in the darker months. Come winter, you’ll be able to connect with your community during our winter CSA pickups, and maybe share a snowshoe through the woods before warming up in our little sauna. No matter the weather outside, you’ll find a space for warmth and gathering here.
Farthest Field Farm will be a place to find food and shelter, and also to meet the deeper needs we all have—space for expression, for gathering, for learning from one another, for time alone to watch the plants grow. And, of course, there will be hot sauce!
We hope you’ll join us in these offerings. We are excited to start this work that will never be done or perfect, that will always be evolving. As much of it as possible will be sliding scale. As much of it as possible will be collaborative and community-led. It will be messy. It will be joyful. We can’t wait to see you there.
We currently grow on a small space in Gorham, Maine, and are soon to move to Freeport! If you’d like to be in touch to learn more or hear about volunteer opportunities or the donation-based produce we offer, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach us at hello [at] farthestfieldfarm.com or sign up for our email list below.