Homestead Farms, Inc began in 2001 on 77 acres of newly purchased, conventionally farmed (corn, soybeans, wheat) land. Alison and Luke’s goal was to grow organic vegetables for sale at Farmers’ Markets and CSA. Alison, armed with a BS in Sustainable Ag from the University of Maine and Luke, armed with a lifetime of farming experience, began Homestead Farms in October of 2001.
In the first three years of production, the farm was in transition to becoming Certified Organic. Organic certification is an annual review of our physical property, all crops being grown in our rotation as well as every single piece of paper associated with our operation from individual seed packets and harvest records to what crops our neighbors are growing. We believe in the integrity of the National Organic Program and are proud to be Certified Organic Vegetable farmers.