Wolfe’s Neck Farm in the News

October 14, 2016
Wolfe’s Neck Farm gives back to the community

Portland Press Herald
Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation lands $573,256 federal grant
August 19, 2016
By: Staff Report
“Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation Inc. has been awarded a $573,256 federal grant to support the expansion of its fledgling Organic Dairy Farmer Training Program at the Freeport farm. The grant was announced this week by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. It will be paid out over three years and allow Wolfe’s Neck to increase the number of apprentices in the two-year Organic Dairy Farmer Training Program from four to eight. When the program launched in 2015, it was funded by $1.7 …”

The Times Record
Wolfe’s Neck Farm gets grant to expand organic dairy farmer program throughout New England
August 19, 2016
“The Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, today announced this week that Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation, Inc. has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $573,256 to support expansion of its Organic Dairy Farmer Training Program to other farms throughout the region. This grant is coming from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.”

Bangor Daily  News
These Maine teens are trading summer adventure for farm learning
August 14, 2016
By: Kathleen Pierce
“A hot morning spills over Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Six young women clad in T-shirts, tanks and shorts are knee deep in dirt. Rooting for potatoes, Maya Bradbury comes up with a spud. “I found one,” the 16-year-old cried. It’s summer vacation, and the young women could be at the beach, at the lake or cruising the outlets a few miles away. Instead, as members of Teen Agriculture: Training Farmers, Feeding Maine, a program on this working educational farm, they have other things on their mind…”

Tri-Town Weekly
Freeport dairy wins big boost
July 27, 2016
By: Larry Grard
“Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s innovative Organic Dairy Farmer Apprenticeship Program has received $573,256 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maine’s two senators, Susan Collins and Angus King, announced last week. The two-year residential program provides participants with 4,000 hours of training in all aspects of organic dairy cow operations and management…”

Tri-Town Weekly
Grant boosts Freeport farmers’ efforts to help food pantries
November 4, 2015
By: Larry Grard
“Workers at Wolfe’s Neck Farm already are busy preparing the soil for new winter greenhouses to be purchased through a recently awarded $50,000 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care grant, directed toward the Freeport nonprofit’s Teen Ag program, which in turn will provide winter food for families facing hunger…”

WSCH News Channel 6
More women entering the farming industry
June 29, 2015
By: News Center
“Agriculture has always been a large part of Maine, but the face of the industry is starting to change. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree moderated a panel discussion on Monday at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport talking about the growing farm to table movement, and the number of women and young people entering the industry….”

Bangor Daily News
Freeport forum examines farming from a female perspective
July 1, 2015
By: Kate Gardner, The Forecaster
“A panel discussion Monday at Wolfe’s Neck Farm had federal officials, politicians, and local farmers talking about challenges women face in farming.  U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, led the discussion, which included U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden. Other USDA officials filled Mallet Barn, along with Wolfe’s Neck Farm employees, local farmers, and people in environmental and agriculture businesses…”

Portland Press Herald
Maine women in agriculture give USDA official food for thought
June 29, 2015
By: Whit Richardson
“The number two person in charge at the U.S. Department of Agriculture was in Maine on Monday to hear from local farmers – especially female farmers – about their challenges and to get a better understanding of Maine’s agricultural landscape…”

Portland Press Herald
Maine following path to organic dairy farms
June 28, 2015
By: Tom Bell; Photos by: Souza
“As national shortages ripple through the marketplace, dairy processors are encouraging conventional farms to make the switch and meet the demand for organic milk…”

Maine Magazine
Farm Stay: Freeport
April 2015
By: Sandy Lang
Photography: Peter Frank Edwards
“Hens are clucking in the barn and cows are grazing on the grassy pastures with ocean views at Wolfe’s Neck Farm and its recompense shore campground. This historic saltwater farm on Casco Bay is a gift to the public from former owners interested in conservation and organic farming…”

Love Maine Radio
Farm Fresh Maine #186
Friday, April 3, 2015
“Maine has a rich agricultural heritage—it was considered the ‘breadbasket of the Northeast’ during Civil War times, when it provided much of the wheat for the Union Army. Today we are experiencing a resurgence of interest in farming, as a new generation takes to the fields to provide us with local nourishment. This week we speak with David Herring and Matthew DeGrandpre of Wolfe’s Neck Farm about the transformations they have witnessed, and why they are passionate about Maine agriculture…”

Tri-Town Weekly
On the farm, coping with winter, waiting for spring
March 10, 2015
By Larry Grard
“Ben Jensen, who grew up on his family’s beef cattle and hay farm in western Montana, is right in his element as the livestock manager at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport. Jensen, 32, lives in Freeport with his wife Carolyn and twin daughters, Caitlin Mabel and Charlie Anne. He earned a degree in animal science livestock management at Montana State University, where he met his future wife. He interned as a breeder of Hereford cattle…”

Tri-Town Weekly
January 6, 2015
Farm making plans for organic dairy program by Larry Grard
“A milking apparatus that would be unique to American farms might be utilized to help Wolfe’s Neck Farm of Freeport get its Organic Farmer Training Program started next summer.”

The Times Record
November 20, 2014 – Front Page
Farm raises nearly 250 birds for Thanksgiving; Talking turkey at Freeport’s Wolfe’s Neck by Rosanna Gargiulo
“We’re almost sold out at this point,” said Jackie Stearns at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, as she brushed through a rafter of plump turkeys ambling around a well-pecked pasture.”

The Blueberry Files; A Portland, Maine Food Blog
November 13, 2014
Let’s talk turkey: the best bird for your dollar
“Undeniably, this is the best life for a Thanksgiving turkey. On a beautiful fall day, the sunlight glints off the nearby Harraseeket River. The farm’s 2 pet bunnies hop around contentedly.”

Tri-Town Weekly
Fun times for kids at Wolfe’s Neck Farm – by Larry Grard
“Little kids and animals have this thing for each other. That was evident on a recent Thursday morning at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, which hosts a weekly “Farmer for the Morning” event.”

Tri-Town Weekly
July 15, 2014
Expanding the field

Tri-Town Weekly
July 1, 2014
Grant to fund new crop of dairy farmers

June 30, 2014
Stonyfield awards $1.69M grant to Wolfe’s Neck Farm

Portland Press-Herald
June 29, 2014
The Farm to Table Family: In Time for the Fourth of July, a Locavore Hotdog Roundup

Bangor Daily News
June 28, 2014
Freeport Farm to Launch Organic Dairy Program with $1.7 Million Grant

maine news
June 28, 2014
Wolfe’s Neck Farm announces training program to boost organic dairy farms

Portland Press-Herald
June 8, 2014
Farm-to-Table Dinners go to the Farm

June 7, 2014
Hometown Maine – Freeport: A visit to Wolfe’s Neck Farm

May 13, 2014
Volunteering at Wolfe’s Neck Farm

May 13, 2014
Mystery Main Streets – Location Revealed

Tri-Town Weekly
April 14, 2014
Three farm-to-table dinners on menu

The Times Record
March 24, 2014
Various programs connect people to Wolfe’s Neck Farm

Portland Press-Herald
March 3, 2014
Baa Baa: Birthing Season at Wolfe’s Neck Farm”

October 21, 2013
An Evening with Miyake and Wolfe’s Neck Farm

WMTW News Channel 8
October 27, 2013
Wolfe’s Neck Farm combines two fall favorites

July 25, 2011 in the Portland Press Herald
Open farms, food for thought: Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport and 100 others welcome visitors to learn about animals and crops.
“FREEPORT – Animals from the song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” came to life Sunday for children visiting Wolfe’s Neck Farm during the 22nd annual Open Farm Day….” [more] 

June 15, 2011 in the Boston Globe
Pitch your tent and smell the pines: Region offers full range for outdoor communing, fun
“FREEPORT, Maine – Spread out on 626 acres, with nearly 3 miles of woodsy oceanfront edging tidal Casco Bay, Recompence Shore Campground… delivers peace, quiet, and a low-tech camping experience just minutes from the shopping frenzy of downtown Freeport. [more]

Fall Beauty at Wolfe’s Neck Farm.  By Colleen Lanin from “The Travel Mama” 
I was reluctant to attend the Fall Festival at Wolfe’s Neck Farm during my recent trip to Freeport, Maine. I was not in the mood for a crowded, noisy production heavy on bouncy houses, cotton candy, stuffed prizes, and other manufactured fun. But this was not like other fall festivals. [more]

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Cheesemaking Class. By Kate McCarty from “The Blueberry Files”
When my BFF (Best Foodie Friend) Elizabeth visited, last weekend, we went to a cheesemaking class at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. And we were so surprised and excited to learn how easy making mozzarella cheese is. Our class… [more] 

If you would like to write a story about the great things happening at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, please contact Myra at 865.4469, ext. 4, or at general@wolfesneckfarm.org.  She can help you find information for your news article, feature piece, or blog.