“So, what is there to do here?”

It’s your first time visiting Wolfe’s Neck Farm.  On your drive in, you’ve stopped at the Little River bridge to admire the view of Casco Bay outside of your car window.  Perhaps you’ve stopped to greet the cows grazing lazily in the pasture.  You park your car on the side of Burnett Road, take in…

Tom’s Talk: Why We Cover Crop

In last week’s Tom Talk I briefly touched on cover cropping as a means of weed management. This week we will dive into cover cropping and all of its benefits.   A cover crop is a non cash crop planted on ground not being utilized for vegetable production. Leaving bare ground or “tillage” in your field puts you at… Continue Reading

Tom’s Talk: Weed Management Plan

Farm staff  Richard and Tom are busy overseeing the Teen Ag Program and vegetable garden this summer season. Tom’s science-rich talks are found each week in the CSA Newsletter. Read this week’s Tom’s Talk to learn about how the Teen Ag crew keeps their weeds at bay. By Tom Prohl We are in full swing with… Continue Reading

Doing My Part: Bringing Local Food from Garden to Plate

Gabriella discusses her involvement in the Teen Ag Program and volunteering at the first Farm-to-Table dinner, where much of the produce served was grown in the Wolfe’s Neck Farm gardens. By Gabriella Gaspardi As a member of the Teen Ag crew, for the entirety of last season I was only ever part of growing the… Continue Reading

April Showers Brings…Patient Farmers

By Ben Jensen, Livestock Manager Happy spring everyone! Or at least I think it’s spring…the sun actually peeked out for about 4 minutes the other day and I got a raging sunburn. Things here in the barn are going very well! We are nearly done lambing, and as of writing this I have 32 happy… Continue Reading

Not so “Newbee”: Book review by our resident beekeeper, who has navigated her way into the hobby through research, networking, and hands-on learning

Read the latest book recommendation from our resident beekeeper at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Jen added this new hobby to her job responsibilities just last year, and her work has helped to support a declining bee population and promote sustainability on the farm. “The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and… Continue Reading

February Camp Snowman

Down by the water, along the coast Came a call in the wind, But not from a ghost It traveled from the barn, For all to hear From the campground and trails, To anyone near. From the snow a voice drew, Waiting and wishing To be built once again, Oh what fun he was missing!… Continue Reading

Readying the Fruit Trees for Winter

Signs of frost were a telltale indicator that it was time to prepare the gardens for colder months. The vegetable garden was gleaned, the farm stand was pruned (so to speak) to a size fit for indoors, and remaining pumpkins were divvied between livestock and compost piles. That’s not to say that no work remained.… Continue Reading

Garden Talk by Linda Swanson

Garden Talk by Linda Swanson

We would like to give a warm round of thanks to Linda Swanson for her many years of leadership, creativity and energy as Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s Head Gardener. She recruited, organized and inspired a community of gardeners and made our gardens bloom.  She has truly been one of the farm’s great volunteers over the years. Note from Linda: “Greetings… Continue Reading

Tom’s Talk: Why Compost?

As summer winds to a close and cooler air moves in, farmers often admire their compost piles with steam rising off of them in the early hours of the morning. This steam is the result of microorganisms eating and digesting organic material within the compost and the result is gaseous release and heat. This weeks… Continue Reading

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Explorers Club Challenge

There is plenty to do and see here on the farm, but for those of you who are ready for a little challenge, read on! Bring your binoculars, notepad/pen, and a camera for this self-guided adventure through the trails of Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Alright Explorers, start at the trailhead and keep your eyes out along… Continue Reading