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Groundwork Farm looking for new home
Last Post 09 Nov 2012 09:43 AM by Groundwork Farm. 0 Replies.
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Groundwork Farm

09 Nov 2012 09:43 AM  
Groundwork Farm is currently looking for a new home for its diversified, vegetable, herb and flower growing operation. We have been leasing land in Alfred, Maine for the past three seasons and are now outgrowing our current land base at Wolf Pine Farm. We have operated a 40 member Summer CSA, and also sell at the Kennebunk Farmer's Market and to restaurants. We have an established customer base in Southern Maine and have grown steadily in our first few years. We have concentrated on diverse vegetables, herbs, seedlings and flowers, but are interested in branching out into small livestock and other endeavors as well. We have raised pastured pork and would like to find a place that we could continue to do this on a small scale. Groundwork is interested in a short or long term farm leasing arrangement, where we can put down some roots. We would probably want to continue to attend the farmer's market and do restaurant sales in the Kennebunk area, but would ideally like to manage the Summer CSA as close to the new farm as possible.
Groundwork is owned and operated by Luke Donahue, who has 10 years of sustainable farming experience. He began farming as an apprentice in 2002 in California and went on to manage small-scale growing operations in Oregon before moving to Maine in 2009. He hooked up with Wolf Pine Farm and worked one season on their 120 member Summer CSA before starting his own business on leased land in 2010. Luke completed the 2-year MOFGA Journeyperson Program in 2011. We will be researching opportunities during the winter of 2012/2013 in hope that a good match will be found. We are hoping to find a place with on-site housing and maybe some infrastructure already in place, as well as some land that is readily workable. Please feel free to contact Luke at groundworkfarm@gmail.com if you feel like you might know of an opportunity. Thanks so much.

Luke Donahue
Groundwork Farm
40 Quebec St.
Portland, Maine 04101
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