Commercial Farmers and Gardeners

Growing food sustainably is a more than a livelihood: it is a lifestyle and a passion.

Here are some resources that we think can help you farm, day in, day out.  Whether you’re just beginning to farm or you’re a veteran farmer, we hope these websites, books, newspapers, and programs will help you continue the traditions of the past and cultivate a sustainable future.

ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service  Keeping the nation’s farmers up to date on the latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, and publications on soils, plants, livestock, starting farms, and
more.

Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training Are you ready to learn to farm? C.R.A.F.T. is a cooperative effort of local organic and biodynamic farms organized to enhance educational opportunities for farm apprentices. In addition to MOFGA’s Apprenticeship program in Maine , there are CRAFT apprenticeship programs throughout the country including Upstate New York, Upper Midwest, Western North Carolina , and more.

The Maine Food, Farming and Fishing Resource Map
A map to help food producers connect with the vendors, service providers and other resources they need to be successful. Check out this and other resources from Maine ‘s Eat Local Foods Coalition.

MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Maine ‘s source for organic agriculture. Find fact sheets, price reports, and slideshow presentations about everything from marketing to land access to pests.

MOFGA’s Apprenticeship Program Ready to farm? MOFGA hosts Apprentice and Journeyperson programs that links potential and novice farmers with vocational apprenticeships on working farms in Maine.

The Natural Farmer Extra, Extra! Read up on all things organic with Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association’s quarterly newspaper. Download past editions (2005-2010) for free.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension The Extension Service offers practical, how-to solutions based on university research. They offer classes and publications about soils, livestock, crops, irrigation, pasture and grazing systems, nutrient management, value added products, and more.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Do It Yourself Classes Classes for the experienced farmer, the novice gardener, and everyone in between. Wolfe’s Neck Farm is proud to offer seasonal DIY classes covering topics from knitting to tractor safety. Check out our calendar for upcoming classes!


Books We Love at Wolfe’s Neck Farm

Four Season Harvest, Elliot Coleman
The New Organic Gardener, Elliot Coleman
The Winter Harvest Handbook, Elliot Coleman
The Garden Primer, Barbara Damrosch
The Beekeeper’s Handbook, Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile
Living With Goats, Margaret Hathaway
Small Scale Livestock Farming, Carol Ekarius
Pumpkin Production Guide, Dale Riggs