A Note From Our Beekeeper: What happens in the winter? and more…

Have you ever wondered what happens to our bees in the cold winter months? Read on for an answer to this burning question and additional updates from Jen, our Education & Administrative Coordinator as well as resident beekeeper. This post is a contribution to our month-long February series My Wolfe’s Neck Farm. We’ll take a look at the many…

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

Afternoon Goat Walk

Chomp, chomp, chomp! Mama Goat and her two kids went exploring the farm this afternoon, of course stopping for a few nibbles here and there. They were led by the finest crew in town – a group of Summer Campers who were happy to show the goats around and guide them to the yummiest grasses. With… Continue Reading

Charlie DeGrandpre Honored with Public Service Award

In 2013 the Freeport Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors determined that it wanted to recognize an extraordinary individual who has contributed to both the business and social community of Freeport. This annual award is named the Edward M. Bonney Public Service Award and was presented to Ed last year at the Chamber Annual meeting.  In… Continue Reading

Garden Talk by Linda Swanson

Garden Talk by Linda Swanson

Linda: “This Farm is BLESSED! We have a great crew of volunteers lined up for taking care of our flower gardens for this coming summer, 2015.  If anyone is interested in helping in any way, please contact me.” We are looking for a Demonstration Garden Head Gardener volunteer to maintain our ¼ acre educational gardens… Continue Reading

Teen Ag Program 2014

Teen Ag Program 2014

2014 marked the very first season that Wolfe’s Neck Farm supported the revolutionary Vegetable CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program business model. Together we provided 16 shareholders/families with fresh, organically grown produce every week for 16 weeks. We also donated over 3,000 lbs of produce to three different local hunger relief organizations. In addition to these… Continue Reading

A Growing Season in the Discovery Gardens

A Growing Season in the Discovery Gardens

My Experience as a SCSEP Volunteer at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 2014 Season by Dallas DeMarco. I began in the middle of March and was honored to be assigned to oversee the educational gardens. After the long, cold winter of 2013-2014, there was much to do but I could envision the transformation of the barren, covered… Continue Reading

The Art of Haying in Maine

The Art of Haying in Maine

by Caroline Wild, Farming Programs Assistant I bet that many of you have driven by the farm recently and seen one of the farmers on a tractor out in the field putting up hay! However not all of you may know what we are doing and so I have put together a little overview. Haying… Continue Reading