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2016

NEWSLETTER

Nonprofit educational farm in Freeport, Maine

626 Acre Oceanfront Farm Open Free to Visitors Every Day in Freeport, Maine Yankee Magazine: Best Seaside Campground Down East Magazine: Best Place to Picnic & Play

Visiting the Farm Wolfe’s Neck Farm is always open free to the public, and we encourage you to stop by and visit the barnyard animals, hike, picnic and more!

Come Join the Farm Community! Each year, the farm holds a greater sense of purpose and signs of growth. More and more visitors come to enjoy a space for outdoor recreation, engage with livestock, and appreciate the historic preservation of these four miles of coastline. I’m inspired to see the enthusiasm of a growing staff continuing to make the farm a special place for discovery and learning, and the awed faces of young children as they step into the barn for the first time. There is a further sense of connection for visitors who take part in our educational and recreational programming at the farm – from summer camp, to Farmer for the Morning, to spending a weekend at the campground or in our community garden. Take time to meet the farmers in the barn, and apprentices caring for our dairy cows in our Organic Dairy Research and Training Program. Stop by the oceanfront gardens to see members of the Teen Ag Program harvesting vegetables, serving the community with a farm stand and CSA, and contributing fresh produce to local food pantries each season. Spend an afternoon here and see how Wolfe’s Neck Farm is playing a leading role in shaping the future of sustainable agriculture by training new farmers, inspiring people to make informed food choices, and facilitating farm-based education and research. We are open free to the public year-round, and encourage you to traverse the miles of hiking trails, meet the livestock, explore the gardens and enjoy the open space. I’d love for you to get involved, create special memories, and be a part of this growth and purpose at the farm. With warmest regards, Dave Herring Executive Director

A Place for Aspiring Organic Dairy Farmers After over a decade of working in the steel and chemical operating industries, Ohio bornand-raised Casey Smith turned his sights to a different kind of skilled trade. Dairy farming wasn’t always a vision of his, but healthy living had come to be a focus in his mid-twenties. Smith began spending his free time reading up on farming and shifted to making more conscious food choices. He grew an affinity for Jersey cows and drinking grass-fed milk, and found mentorship in a Kentucky beef farmer. With years of research, lifestyle adjustments, and unfulfilling jobs, what Smith now envisioned for his future came as no surprise to family and friends: he wanted to be a dairy farmer. “You don’t hear about it quite as often these days, but it is definitely a skilled trade,” he explains. “There is a lot to learn and master, so I think it’s a great opportunity to gain experience, feed the community quality foods, continued on page 7

Seasonal Activities: • Oceanfront Camping (May-Oct) • Kayak & Canoe Rentals (May-Oct) • Bicycle Rentals (May-Oct) • Weekend Programming (June-Sept) • Snack Shack (July-Aug) • Farm Stand (July-Oct) • Pumpkin Hayrides (Sat/Sun in Oct) • Farmer for the Morning (Sept-May) Year-Round Offerings: • Barnyard & Gardens • Miles of Walking Trails • Volunteer Opportunities • Dances, Festivals & Events

Celebrating the Seasons By Robin Kerber, Events Coordinator Looking around Wolfe’s Neck Farm it’s plain to see that there is a lot to be grateful for – and we want to celebrate! In the warmer months, the farm comes alive and we join the farmers in “making hay while the sun is shining” by offering all kinds of fun events for our visitors to enjoy. As the farm grows and deepens its commitment to connecting people to farming, our events become a way to celebrate and see the farm in full swing. Central to our work at Wolfe’s Neck Farm is supporting the local food movement. Through our Farm-to Table-Dinner Series, we highlight local chefs, farmers, producers, and brewers in the community. Our Tasting Dinner in June features the fresh flavors of Frontier Café and Gather. Families can enjoy delicious wood fired pizza and pasture raised meat from the Fire and Company crew at our Family Farm Celebration in August. We celebrate the seasons with our Spring and Fall Festivals, bringing people of all ages to the farm for a day of animal demonstrations, crafts, educational activities, hay rides, live music and continued on page 4 for more information visit our website & blog:

- www.wolfesneckfarm.org and connect with us through:

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open free to the public every day! Visit us at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine or at wolfesneckfarm.org


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VISIT THE FARM

A pioneer in sustainable agriculture since the 1960’s, Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a nonprofit educational farm dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture, farm-based education and outdoor recreation while preserving our 626 acres of farmland, forest and historic buildings. Open free to visitors year-round (dawn to dusk), we encourage you to hike our miles of nature trails, meet livestock in our barn, explore our organic gardens, picnic along our four miles of coastline and enjoy the open space. KEY

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Wolfe's Neck Farm 184 Burnett Road, Freeport From I-295 North or South: Follow Interstate 295 to exit 20, or US Route 1 to Freeport. Across from LL Bean turn onto Bow Street, this becomes Flying Point Road. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn right onto Wolfe’s Neck Road. Travel 1.5 miles, turn left onto Burnett Road. You are now on the Farm’s property. Continue across the bridge to reach the Farm office, animal barn, summer camp and hayrides/tours. Continue 800' further down Burnett Road to find our Campground office with kayak and bike rentals, and our Snack Shack.

Private Residence Recycling RV Dump Station Shore Access Showers & Toilets Snack Shack Trailhead Trash/Dumpster Wedding Field WiFi Hotspot

Wolfe’s Neck Farm

Casco Bay (Atlantic Ocean)


ACTIVITIES

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Whether you have an hour or a week to spend at the farm, there are plenty of activities to keep your family busy! Be sure to make your reservations online for our weekend programming and equipment rentals

Farmer for the Morning

Weekend Hayrides

Farm Fields & Livestock Tours

Come find the farmer in the barn and help them feed and give water to the animals. Saturdays and Sundays at 10 AM, June-September, Thursdays at 9 AM, October-May.

Enjoy a 15-minute hayride from our barn past our pastures and vegetable fields to the edge of the ocean. A great outing for families! Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 1 PM, June-September.

Check out our organic dairy, chickens, and diversified vegetable fields via our haywagon, and learn about the sustainable agriculture and education work we are doing. Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, June-September.

Bicycle Rentals

Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Wagon Ride to the Past

Enjoy the peaceful country roads and scenic vistas by bicycle! Bicycle rentals for children and adults are available for a full day, 4-hour, or 2-hour rental. June through October.

Paddle the calm waters of Casco Bay along our four miles of shoreline, looking for eagles, osprey, heron and seals. Availability is subject to weather and tidal conditions. June through October.

Climb aboard our haywagon and travel back in time to learn the stories of this land over the past 200 years! History Tours run July 9th, August 13th & September 10th from 10-noon.

NEW! SNACK SHACK MENU

Open daily July & Aug, 11 AM-9 PM ( Only ice cream will be served after 8) Barn Burger

$6.00

Additional Toppings

$1.00

SIDES

Maine beef patty, tomato, caramelized onions, lettuce Seasonal veggies, bacon, fried egg, fried onions, cheddar, American cheese

Grilled Chicken Sandwich Tomato, onions, lettuce

Hot Dog

Local with natural casing

Chicken Tenders

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French Fries

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Chips $1.00 Side Salad $3.00 SWEETS & TREATS Farm Bar $2.50

Our homemade granola bar

Chipwiches $4.00 chip cookies & Gifford’s vanilla ice Field Burger $5.50 Chocolate cream sandwiches Veggie burger, garlic, lettuce, tomato Ice Cream SM MED LG Hummus Plate $5.50 Housemade flatbread and hummus, veggies (cone or dish) $2.50 $3.50 $4.50 Ice Cream Sundae $5.50 Quesadilla $5.50 Black beans, cheddar, salsa, sour cream Sprinkles/Jimmies $ .50 Seasonal Fruit Topping $ .75 Seasonal Salad $6.00 Rootbeer Float $5.00 Steamed Maine Lobster* Market Milkshake $5.50 Lobster Roll $15.00 DRINKS & SMOOTHIES Clam Cake Sandwich or Salad $6.00 Very Berry Smoothie $5.00 Farmhouse Pizza Tropical Mango Smoothie $5.00 Classic Margherita Sm $9.00 Lg $12.00 Strawberry Banana Smoothie $5.00 Additional Toppings $ .50 $ 1.00 Seasonal veggies, onions, peppers, mushrooms, black olives, Organic Juice Box $1.25 pepperoni, pineapple Seasonal Pizza

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Organic Lemonade

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*Lobster special will be available by pre-order on Saturdays only

From Our Farm & Beyond We source from the surrounding fields and pastures, and supplement this bounty with other high-quality ingredients. Our seasonal chalkboard menu highlights the changing seasons and the abundant resources of the farm, so be sure to check it out often!

Pumpkin Hayrides Join us on Saturdays and Sundays throughout October for fun and learning on the farm! Take a ride out to our pumpkin patch and choose your favorite pumpkin to take home. Weekends in October from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Hiking & Exploring Our demonstration gardens, animal barn and hiking trails are open free to the public yearround from dawn to dusk! Stop by any day to explore and enjoy this incredible open space.

BOOK TODAY Please register online to make reservations, as rental equipment and space in our programs are limited: wolfesneckfarm.org/visit


OCT. 1

Golf Outing at Highland Greens Grab your clubs and hit the links at our annual Golf Outing at Highland Greens in Topsham.

AUG. 14

JUNE 19

Family Farm Celebration with Fire & Co

Enjoy the freshest flavors of the season at a variety of tasting stations, expertly prepared by the chefs at Frontier and Gather. RSVP Required.

Join us on our Wedding Field for a summer celebration of local food, farming and fun including live music and dancing, kids activities and more. RSVP Required.

Pig Roast and Tasting with Miyake

Harvest Dinner with UNION

Join award-winning chef Masa Miyake for a roast with local flavoring that includes live music and dancing at our historic Mallet Barn. RSVP Required.

Enjoy a celebration of the harvest season with local food prepared by community chefs from Portland’s downtown Press Hotel. RSVP Required.

Weddings & Celebrations Looking for an unforgettable venue for your wedding or celebration? In addition to hosting our Farm-to-Table Events and annual Harvest Dance, our historic Mallet Barn provides a rustic atmosphere for weddings and private functions. Our Wedding Field is another option, giving guests an incredible view overlooking Casco Bay.

OCT. 8

Harvest Dance - 20th Anniversary Celebrate the season and enjoy a night out with friends at our historic Mallet Barn! The evening begins with beverages from Gritty’s and tasty local foods from area food trucks, kicking off live music as a local band takes the stage. Ages 21+

Tasting Event with Frontier and Gather

OCT. 16

SEPT. 12

Spring Festival Interact with the animals, learn about seeds and plants, and try your hand at making wool bracelets. Enjoy hayrides, live music, and tasty food.

Farm-to-Table Dinner Series

SEPT. 11

JUNE 4

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EVENTS

Events are a wonderful way to support the farm's educational programming while enjoying locallygrown foods, music and good company. For more information on these events or to register online, please visit wolfesneckfarm.org/events

Consider our Event Tent on the ‘main campus’ for smaller gatherings and birthday parties. Venues are available on weekends from MayOctober.

Fall Festival on the Farm Fun and learning for the whole family: seed saving, haybale climbing, composting and pumpkin decorating. Enjoy food, live music and more. We also run pumpkin hayrides during the festival.

Submit our online wedding interest form or email events@wolfesneckfarm.org for rates and availability.

DEC. 3

Celebrating the Seasons (cont'd from front)

The Night Tree Event A holiday tradition for children, our Night Tree event is inspired by Eve Bunting’s book The Night Tree. Her story is about a family that feeds the forest animals by making decorations for a special tree.

great food. At the Spring Festival, there are baby animals to see and planting activities. In the fall, we focus on the harvest season with pumpkin hay rides and cider pressing. These festivals give visitors a chance to learn more about Wolfe’s Neck Farm and our programs, and experience life on an authentic, working farm. This year we have two fall events that will feature the autumn harvest coming out of the Teen Ag garden. The Miyake Pig Roast in September is always a favorite event, and our Harvest Dinner with UNION in October will be a tasteful close to the season. These celebrations of local food and farming offer a special way to connect with sustainable agriculture in a fun, beautiful setting,

all while supporting Wolfe’s Neck Farm. And sometimes, we just want to kick up our heels and throw a big party! A farm tradition and community favorite, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the farm’s Harvest Dance. Join for a wonderful celebration of local music, food and drink, and community. The evening starts with a contra dance, and then the Mallett Brothers will take the stage for a great evening of dancing and fun. Local food trucks offer up a variety of delicious food and local brewers serve great beer. There is something for everyone at our farm events this season. We hope you will join us to enjoy the natural beauty, connection to agriculture and sense of community!

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open free to the public every day! Visit us at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine or at wolfesneckfarm.org


Summer Day Camp

EDUCATION

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Summer fun and learning on our sustainable farm for children ages 4-16

At our Summer Day Camp, youth ages 4-16 explore, learn, and play in our barn, fields, forests, gardens, and the ocean. Throughout each week, campers spend time with our Livestock Educator to learn about our farm animals and how to help care for them. Activities with their counselors vary each week, allowing campers to explore the life cycle of agriculture through “microseasons.” Campers choose many of their daily activities while they learn to care for each other and the world around them.

When Freeport High School senior Ethan Pierce was a kid, he went to summer camp for one morning, and cried so much that his parents took him home. Now, ten years later, he is one of Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s most active youth volunteers.

in a small summer camp setting like this really forces you to learn to be a leader, and a confident one (or at least faking confidence!).

We spoke with Ethan about spending time at the farm as a kid, becoming a leader while working with summer campers, and how fellow teens can get more involved:

Yeah, I still remember the first time I went in front of the whole camp with confidence. It was my first summer as a JC and it was closing circle time. A counselor asked me to step to the center and help him sing a song. I was kind of nervous, but as he led and I helped by repeating after him, the campers ate it up. That song has now become my signature at farm camp.

What do you remember about Wolfe's Neck Farm as a kid? I spent a ton of time at the farm as a kid. I’ve lived two minutes away since I was three and would spend hours walking the trails with my family and hanging out in barn with whatever animals resided there. I attended Farm School with Mast Landing School a couple of years [after trying summer camp] and absolutely loved that. I still remember my counselor (Maria) and the sheep I worked with (Benny). What has your involvement with Wolfe’s Neck Farm been like since that experience? I volunteered weekly at the farm, going on Wednesday afternoons for a couple of hours to help with chores or whatever needed to be done that day. During my sophomore year I led a group of high school volunteers that would come weekly. I spent the past two summers as support staff, and I spent good portions of the previous four summers as a Junior Counselor (JC). This will be my first year as a camp counselor. What have you enjoyed about working with young summer campers year after year? Working with campers is the best job in the world, easily. It feeds the little kid inside me constantly. Kids have an amazing ability to make almost anything fun, they are energetic and creative in ways that it is hard to keep up with as we start to grow up and face the world. Also being able to share my passions with the campers is amazing. Have you found any aspect of being a Summer Camp JC challenging? We get all sort of kids at the camp, kids of different ages, energy levels, background, expectations of the camp, all sorts of stuff. But Wolfe’s Neck has really shaped me as a leader. Being put in the JC position first, where there were opportunities for leadership, but also a counselor there to back me up if I needed, was perfect. I got to figure out how to handle groups, work one-on-one, and help kids who were having a hard time. Working

I can imagine that faking confidence enough would eventually become real confidence!

Did having experience as a JC, and learning how to address challenges, help in your other positions on the farm? Transitioning from [the JC] position to the support staff and aftercare position was perfect, because being a leader was no longer an option; it was an expectation. It was really healthy for me to take on that responsibility (in moderation and always with a co-counselor of course). During my first year of that position I really gained confidence in being an independent leader, as well as getting experience working with a co-leader and figuring out that dynamic of sharing responsibilities. What advice would you give to teens who want to become more involved at Wolfe’s Neck Farm? The first step is checking out the website and looking at all the programs the farm offers (and there seem to be more every day). Overall, just get in touch! Email, phone or just swing by. There are a lot of different things that we as teens can do for the farm, and as I have found out first hand, a lot of things the farm can do for us!

SCHOOL TRIPS

Education & Leadership: Growing Up at Wolfe’s Neck Farm

SCHOOL TRIPS

To learn more about how Wolfe's Neck Farm shaped a childhood, we spoke with Ethan Pierce, a local high school senior:

Wolfe’s Neck Farm School Programs bring academic content to life through hands-on engagement. Our 626-acre outdoor classroom includes our working farm, pastures, forests, educational gardens, and miles of rocky shoreline. Our programs change with the season and what is happening on the farm. Lambing, sowing seeds, and spring’s reawakening frame explorations from April – June. Fall programs are built around the harvest and bringing the growing season to an end from September – November. Field trips generally run 1.5-2 hours, while Farm School programs last 1-5 days. Both programs are available during spring and fall. For more info: (207) 865-4469x106 or education@wolfesneckfarm.org

Will you miss the farm as you head off to your first year of college? Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a very special place to me, one of the things that has been most constant through my life and helped me through some tougher times. Being able to show off the farm and all its amazing and unique qualities has been a total joy and privilege. After graduating from high school in June 2016, Ethan will spend his summer as a summer educator at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. He plans to attend Vassar College to pursue a degree in environmental science and education, and hopes to become an experiential educator.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open free to the public every day! Visit us at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine or at wolfesneckfarm.org


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FROM THE GARDEN

Extending our growing season and creating a space for sustainable education.

Meet Liane

2015 Teen Ag Crew Member & 2016 Russell Libby Scholar Award Recipient

Fresh From the Farm Stand

Vegetable CSA

Seasonal Produce July-October in our farm stand Pasture-Raised Broiler Chicken July-August, limited supply, in our farm stand freezer Pasture-Raised Lamb Frozen cuts available year-round, limited supply, in our farm stand freezer, or preorder your half or whole lamb for pick up in the fall Pasture-Raised Thanksgiving Turkey Order in September for a fresh, natural turkey

Grown by local students enrolled in our Teen Ag Program, the shares feature a seasonal sampling of incredibly fresh, naturally and sustainably-grown produce each week. This year, shares are available to SNAP recipients at halfprice! For more info visit our website.

TEEN AG PROGRAM By Richard Hodges, Teen Ag Coordinator The Teen Ag Program is seeing more and more growth and season extension, making it an exciting and progressive time in the gardens. Seedlings are growing in the greenhouses and being planted out in the fields, which will provide thousands of pounds of produce to local food pantries and the Wolfe’s Neck Farm community. Highly-motivated teenagers in the program provide life, energy and inspiration to the farm. These teens are growing a healthy future for themselves and the community. Here are some exciting things to look forward to from the Teen Ag Program this year:

enable us to keep more fresh, high-quality produce in stock.

Increased production! To better serve our

community we will be significantly increasing the amount of produce we generate this season. Growth in the program’s infrastructure, such as a new seedling greenhouse, new tractor components and high tunnel greenhouses, in addition to greater teen involvement will make this possible. This is a very exciting time of year, especially for the Teen Ag Program. Come visit us and feel the enthusiasm extending from the work of our young food system leaders.

Liane’s interest in sustainable agriculture sprouted from a horticulture program she took part in during her sophomore and junior years of high school. Throughout her time at Portland Arts and Technology High School, she learned the fundamentals of a variety of plant growing techniques, and developed a love of the environment. Becoming a member of the Teen Ag crew following this gave her a greater appreciation for the relationship between people, the environment, and how they impact one another. "My work as a Teen Ag member has been very meaningful to me because I value working together with others to create something beneficial to many. I’m learning in an encouraging, educating environment that has allowed me to blossom as an agriculturist and as a person who asks questions. Before my time at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, sustainability didn’t make sense to me. I didn’t understand the significance of a farm that produces completely organically. Last year, on our explorations of other farms and their practices, I realized how incredibly lucky I am to learn and work on a farm such as this." Liane was awarded the Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar award in April 2016, and plans to continue her college education in Maine. She continues working with the Teen Ag crew at Wolfe's Neck Farm in the summer season.

A new orchard! Peach and apple trees

were planted on the hill near the Banter House in early May 2016. Additionally, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and plums were established up in the Teen Ag field, which are new crops to the farm this year.

Four-season growing! With the support

of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care we are constructing mobile, four-season greenhouses that will enable us to provide healthy food to local food pantries year-round.

An improved farm stand! Come visit

our farm stand this summer, where you will find our new glass-front refrigerator. This will Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open free to the public every day! Visit us at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine or at wolfesneckfarm.org


Aspiring Farmers

ORGANIC DAIRY

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Once a leader in organic beef, Wolfe’s Neck Farm now aims to train the next generation of organic dairy farmers

continued from page 1 and take back responsibility for where your food comes from.” Smith proved his commitment to altering his career path by pursuing a Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship listing in Freeport, Maine, far from his Midwest hometown and tight-knit family. Wolfe’s Neck Farm was looking for candidates just like Smith to join our newly-developed Organic Dairy Research and Training Program: everyday people who wanted to become organic dairy farmers, but didn’t have the skills or means to make it a reality. The dairy program works in partnership with the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA), a nonprofit established in Wisconsin and the first accredited farming apprenticeship in the nation. The growing model for mentorship gives apprentices the opportunity to work with experts in the industry. Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s program is unique in that there is an organic dairy director, a livestock manager, and a farming operations manager, “three people to go to to learn as much as you can about how to run your own successful dairy operation,” explains Smith.

A Growing Demand The average age of dairy farmers nationwide is approaching 60, while the number of farms is on the decline. As trends toward local food make a comeback in the industry, the demand for organic milk has been steadily increasing. While conventional (non-organic) dairy farmers face the continual challenge of a low and varying base price for their sales, the outlook for organic dairy farming appears more stable, not to mention sustainable. “[Organic] pasture-based farming can reduce input costs (which can cause a farm to go under) and to increase profit margin,” explains Smith. The demand for organic milk is even higher in the New England region, where the lack of younger people getting into the organic dairy farming industry persists. The two-year residential program at Wolfe’s Neck Farm aims to increase the production of organic milk in the Northeast while fostering the next generation of organic dairy farmers. The first of its kind in the nation, it puts apprentices on a pragmatic path to operating their own dairy farm upon completion of the program through training, visits with industry

leaders, and support from technical advisors in developing a business plan for a potential future enterprise. The program does this in a way that aligns with the sustainable agriculture pillar of the nonprofit’s mission: the dairy is pasture-based and certified Organic by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Beyond a farmer training program, the operation is in the public eye at the farm and supplies milk to New England-based company Stonyfield, creating a viable outlet for taking innovative approaches and being a case study site for the industry. The program was initially launched in 2015 with a major grant from Stonyfield, with a primary vision to use our dairy as a platform for forage-based research, experimentation and training.

New Opportunity Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s setting on 626 oceanfront acres makes for a picturesque and desirable place to set a foundation as an organic dairy farmer. “Getting to work with healthy cows at Wolfe’s Neck Farm every day and living in Maine is quite an experience,” Smith reflects on his eight months in the program thus far. “The grasslands, forest, and living on the ocean is absolutely beautiful.” The former steelworker and chemical operator can now pair his newfound trade with his passion for healthy eating, living, and one day starting his own organic farm. The Wolfe’s Neck Farm Organic Dairy Farmer Research and Training Program continues to grow, and soon there will be eight apprentices living and working on the farm. Apprenticeship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information please visit wolfesneckfarm.org

Meet Traveller, born January 20, 2016

Dairy Updates By Sarah Littlefield, Dairy Director What an exciting year it’s been so far, filled with changes and updates that you may notice with each visit into our barn. Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s Organic Dairy started shipping milk to Stonyfield Organics in September 2015, and the milk truck has come every other day to pick up milk since then. As 2016 began, there were 32 lactating cows each producing an average of 4 gallons of milk per day. The herd consists of Ayrshire, Holstein, and Jersey cows. Calves are born year-round in the herd, so the numbers are changing each month as animals go through different stages of their gestations and begin new lactations. Naming the new calves is an exciting reward for the farmers and apprentices. Calves get named using the same first letter as their mother’s name. All of our calves get ear tags that have their name, date of birth, dam’s (mother) name and sire’s (father) name. On your next visit, stop by the farm to meet our cows and learn their names. We are often in the barn feeding and caring for the cows, so be sure to say hello and ask us any questions you may have!

For more info about the program: wolfesneckfarm.org/dairy facebook.com/organicdairy Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open free to the public every day! Visit us at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine or at wolfesneckfarm.org


Open May through October, our campground is spread out along the shoreline so campers can enjoy privacy and a variety of campsites. Our “Middle Bay” section of the campground is reserved solely for tent campers. While enjoying the tranquility of our ecofriendly campground, you can explore 3+ miles of hiking trails, sign up for fun family activities, rent a bicycle or kayak and visit our Snack Shack featuring local ice cream, meats and more! Another favorite thing to do while staying at the campground is to visit our barnyard and organic gardens that are lovingly cared for

by our Teen Ag Crew and children attending Summer Camp. In and around the barn you will meet our sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, cows, and turkeys. Learn about the care of these animals by reading the informational signs, or sign up for one of our weekend programs. Just a short drive away you’ll find hundreds of outlet stores (including L.L. Bean), incredible restaurants as well as the many local attractions, historic places, and special events featured in Southern Maine throughout the year.

Call (207) 865-9307 or visit us at freeportcamping.com for more information or to make a reservation.

CAMP & CAMP

Since 1952 our family-friendly campground has offered spacious campsites and cottages on our farm’s beautiful, 626 acres of oceanfront pastures and forest.

CAMP & CAMP

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OCEANFRONT CAMPING

Many families stay in our awardwinning oceanfront campground while their children attend our Summer Day Camp. While the kids learn, explore, and meet new friends, parents can spend the day as they wish—kayaking Casco Bay, shopping in Freeport or simply relaxing at the campsite with a good book. Enjoy a 15% discount on both Summer Camp and camping through our “Camp & Camp” Discount Program!

2015 Photo Contest Winner: “Calmer Waters” by Mark Murphy

94%

Photo Contest Category: Families & Pets

of campers said they would return based on their experience, according to a 2015 survey of over 500

"The day before this we went kayaking and the waves were close to two feet high at times. That day he hid in the front of the boat until he thought that we were close to shore and then he wanted to abandon ship. He was much more relaxed this day."

GROUP CAMPSITE

GROUP CAMPSITE

Mark's grand prize was a weekend stay in our campground.

A unique private six-acre oceanfront location on our property, our group area is comprised of six distinct “sites” arranged around a group campfire ring. This is a walk-in, tentsonly area ideal for scouting groups, churches and other organized groups. Designated parking is available near the main road, and garden carts are provided to transport your camping equipment.

Be sure to take lots of photos this summer, and stay tuned for our 2016 Photo Contest!

From Our Instagram Feed: “Sunset at Low Tide”

Photo taken April 2016 from the Little River one-lane bridge

for activities info visit WOLFESNECKFARM.ORG book your campsite at FREEPORTCAMPING.COM or call 207-865-9307


YOU ASKED, WE'LL ANSWER: What's the history of the Mallet Barn?

HISTORY

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Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a unique saltwater farm with over a half-century of raising food and growing community. The Farm and its surrounding countryside have a rich history, with many stories about the land, its people, and the names of the places over the centuries.

Of Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s 626 acres of preserved farmland, coastline, and historic buildings, it is our livestock barn and campground that are most frequented by thousands of visitors each year. However, there is more here than initially meets the eye, and the historic Mallet Barn is one such hidden gem. At the end of the Wolfe’s Neck peninsula, beyond the farm and winding roads lined with towering pine trees, past the state park, stands the regal structure of the iconic white post-and-beam barn. Let’s take a trip back to 1890. The cities of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia were growing and thriving, and coastal ports continued to source the demands of a growing population. Maine’s population was quiet by comparison, but there were some key players during that time who called this state their home. Freeport resident Edwin B. Mallet had inherited a hefty fortune, and with his entrepreneurial spirit set out to bring industry and jobs to his town. Over the next decade, Mallet purchased 291 acres of land on Wolfe’s Neck and transformed much of the landscape to a large-scale hay farm yielding 300 tons of hay each year. Mallet’s hay harvest continued into the early 20th century, but it was when operations began in the 1890s that the soaring post-and-beam barn was built to store the hay before being sent to Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. Horse-drawn streetcars (as many as 200,000 in New York City alone!) were providing all city transportation, and they needed hay to keep them going. After harvesting, the hay was left loose, not baled, and horses provided the pulling power in this production. Mallet took stored hay

from the barn—which he filled to the very top— and transported it by sailing ship from the end of Wolfe’s Neck, where he had constructed a huge granite pier. Mallet’s enterprises contributed to Freeport’s transformation of a manufacturing and commercial center. His fortune was also used to open a shoe factory, the largest general store north of Boston, and two granite quarries. However, plans to create an elegant resort hotel complete with deer park at the end of the neck fell short, and Mallet’s enterprises eventually led him to bankruptcy. Despite pitfalls later in his career, E.B. Mallet’s legacy remains standing today at the end of Wolfe’s Neck as a reminder of his contributions to Freeport and use of the land for agriculture. The historic Mallet Barn, no longer used to store hay, is enjoyed today by community members during the annual Wolfe’s Neck Farm Harvest Dance, as well as for the Farm-to-Table Dinner Series and rustic Maine weddings.

In the past year, the Wolfe’s Neck Farm community has lost two beloved and important members of our family.

Top: The Historic Mallet Barn Today Right: E.B. Mallet

IN MEMORY

Charlie DeGrandpre

1927-2016

An early leader in sustainable agriculture and founding spread his knowledge and experiences to farmers across southern Maine, ensuring the the innovative farm manager at Wolfe's Neck Farm in the 1960s. practices being put in place at Wolfe's Neck could Charlie, an innovator in the organic farming have lasting impact across the state. movement, was hired by the Smith family in 1968 as Wolfe's Neck Farm’s manager. He worked “His legacy here is immense and really here nearly his whole life, teaching young people immeasurable,” said Dave Herring, executive sustainable farming practices and sharing his director of Wolfe’s Neck Farm. “His fingerprints are all over this place. We all feel that we lost a real knowledge with farmers across southern Maine. legend from these parts. He was one of those everDeGrandpre worked on the farm for much of his present forces here for so long. Our hearts go out to long life, and carried on his legacy by teaching his entire family.” young people sustainable farming practices. He

Judy Higbea

1943-2015

One of our most beloved board members, volunteers Combined with her amazing ability as an educator, Judy was the heart of the education program at and friends. Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Judy Higbea was a remarkable presence in the community as teacher and principal in the Freeport She brought her talents to our many events as a school system, where she inspired a generation of volunteer, always meeting the kids’ enthusiasm children and mentored countless other educators. and curiosity about the farm with her own. Judy Her exemplary public service extended to many was a key board member for eight years, serving local organizations, and her impact at Wolfe’s Neck as Secretary and on the Education Committee. Farm is immeasurable. She brought her extraordinary grace, compassion, patience, and humor to everything she did at the Having grown up on a farm in Ohio, Judy was a farm. total natural around animals and in the garden. Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open free to the public every day! Visit us at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine or at wolfesneckfarm.org


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LET'S GET SOCIAL

Stay up to date on what's happening during the busy changing seasons at the farm!

Farm Blog: From the Archives

"April Showers Brings...Patient Farmers" By Ben Jensen, Livestock Manager

We are milking 40 cows and have a great looking bunch of young stock and replacement heifers growing up, getting ready to join the ranks of the big girls and earn the title of “ol milk cow”. We’re doing our best to keep ’em all fed, bred, happy and healthy. Come watch us pick 40 milk cows worth of manure off our bedded pack 3 times a day, it’s enchanting!

We are all chomping at the bit to get all our critters turned out to grass, but Mother Nature is taking her time drying things out and giving us adequate sunlight to actually grow grass. Not a darn thing we can do about that though, can we? We’ve got plenty of feed and bedding, so we bide our time and continue with our winter confinement routine and watch the weather forecast. Come down and see our calves, cows, heifers, lambs, rams, ewes, broilers, hens, does, and wethers sometime…better bring a rain coat.

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I’ve got about 150 Cornish broilers growing up in the brooder on their first leg of the relatively short journey to a 6 pound roaster cooking up in the oven. Our big chicken tractors are set up and ready to host our juicy little buddies who ought to be out to “dump fertilizer” all over the periphery of the garden plots. Hopefully we can crack that 50 degree mark next week and they can go feast on bugs and grass. Our first processing date this season is June 22, so look for our delicious pastureraised-with-an-ocean-view chickens in the farmstand at that time. And they tend to sell fast.

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FARM BUZZ By Jen Rowland, Education & Administrative Coordinator and Resident Beekeeper Since Wolfe’s Neck Farm began its endeavor of keeping bees in 2015, each day has been a new learning experience as I, too, begin my journey into beekeeping. The true test was over the winter months and preparing the hives for the cold season—a common challenge for beekeepers in the Northeast. While one and a half of our hives did not make it through this past winter, our remaining hive did and has been doing well so far this spring. It has been exciting to see our honeybees out, flying, gathering nectar, and pollinating all of the dandelions around the farm.

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Things here in the barn are going very well! We are nearly done lambing, and as of writing this I have 32 happy healthy lambs on the ground with only 4 or 5 more ewes left to go. I’m very much looking forward to turnout day to get those girls out of my hair. Why? Well, if you haven’t been in the barn at sheep feeding time (which in their mind’s eye is about every 15 minutes), let me clue you in: they are extremely loud, and they are extremely persistent. But they have all been very good mothers, many of them first timers, and I look forward to seeing the lambs grow like weeds out on pasture.

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Happy spring everyone! Or at least I think it’s spring…the sun actually peeked out for about 4 minutes the other day and I got a raging sunburn.

"Each day is a new adventure in beekeeping – one that serves as a constant source of awe, fascination, and learning opportunities! " -Jen Rowland

of bees that is often used as a feeder or support for other, larger colonies. My beekeeping mentor and I made a nucleus colony last year, but unfortunately, it did not make it through the winter. This year, though, my intention is to make one again from the strong hive I mentioned above – with good management it, too, will flourish and either grow into a large colony to replace the one we lost over the winter, or simply serve as a source of brood and honey for our existing colony.

“Absolutely familyfriendly and all-natural farm in a beautiful setting in Freeport, Maine.” Review Posted on Facebook

Dandelions are one of the first food sources available to honeybees in our area during the spring. Before I kept bees, I often thought of dandelions as a pesky weed, but as a new beekeeper, I am encouraged by their presence and am appreciative when I see them around the farm. One and a half hives may seem like an odd number at first glance, but the “half” of a hive represents a nucleus colony – a smaller colony Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open free to the public every day! Visit us at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine or at wolfesneckfarm.org


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MEMBERS & SPONSORS Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation Board of Directors Tom Whelan, President Fiona Wilson, Vice President Edward Tittmann, Treasurer Nora Healy, Secretary Chip Ahrens Peter Bouman Ed Bradley Gray Harris Triplett Kise Tucker Lannon Raina Maxwell Judy Parkhill William Racine Lee Schepps Sam Smith Vivi Stevenson Miller Meredeth Winter

2016 Membership Benefits Summer Day Camp: 5% discount Advance Registrations: Events & CSA Events Discounts: 50% off admission to the Spring & Fall Fest, free family admission to Night Tree Event Farm Products: 5% discount on eggs, meats, Farm Stand produce, & CSA, 25% discount on Community Garden Plot Oceanfront Camping and Equipment Rentals: 5% discount on campsite fees (excludes cottages), Snack Shack , kayak & bicycle rentals

Are You a “Friend of the Farm”? By Jeannie Mattson, Development Director Wolfe’s Neck Farm means a lot of different things to those of us who consider it a part of our lives. Some of us visit the barn to see the newborn lambs on the early chilly spring days. Others ride bikes on the dirt roads around the farm, swim by the bridge on hot summer afternoons, and snowshoe on the trails in the winter. Our kids get an immersive experience on the farm at summer camp where they learn about organic farming, explore the shoreline, and make new friends. Many of us enjoy starlit nights at a shorefront campsite, and others walk our dogs along the roads and trails around the farm. This is an extraordinary place, one to which we are proud to bring visitors, one that holds many wonderful memories for generations of families. The farm provides a unique opportunity to meet others who share a commitment to sustainable agriculture and value the natural beauty of the farm. At a

recent Farmer for the Morning session, that community could be seen not only in the little people delighting in caring for the animals, but also in the parents and caregivers getting to know each other through the weekly visits. Wolfe’s Neck Farm engenders a sense of belonging that connects us to the land, the animals, to nature and to each other. Being a Friend of the Farm gives us an opportunity to support all of the great work the farm is doing, whether it’s training new dairy farmers or contributing fresh produce to local food pantries. We also get member benefits, including early access to tickets for events, discounts on farm programs, and invitations to special events. The most important benefit however is knowing that we are making a difference at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, and helping to connect people of all ages to farming, to put fresh produce on the tables of people who really need it, and to maintaining this amazing resource for everyone.

Our thanks to the generosity of the following businesses in 2015-2016: Ames Farm Center Ann Kearsley Design Aurora Provisions Azure Café Browne Trading Market Cartmell & Associates Casco Bay Butter CEI, Inc. Charlie Burnham Energy & Heating

Coffee By Design Compass Technology Managers Dandelion Catering Dead River Company Downeast Pension Services The Event Light Pros Fire and Company Flying Point Oysters Freeport Hardware

Frontier Café Frosty’s Donuts G.M. Wild Construction Garbage to Garden Gather Farm Fresh Eatery Gelato Fiasco Gritty McDuff’s Hammond Tractor Harbor Fish Market Harraseeket Inn Highland Green Golf Club IDEXX Laboratories Johnny’s Selected Seeds J.S. McCarthy Printers Maine Beer Company Maine Grains Michelle George Photography Miyake

New England Distilling Norway Savings Bank PFBF CPAs Pierce Atwood LLP Preti Flaherty Property Valuation Services Riley Insurance Agency, LLC Rosemont Market & Bakery Royal Rose Syrups SPUN St. Mary’s Garden Club Strouts Point Wharf Company UNION UNUM Vessel Services, Inc. Willow Grove Homeowners Winter Hill Farm Zachau Construction

Your neighbor, your bank.

Special Thanks to Our 2016 Farm-to-Table Host Committee 24-Carrot Sponsors: Peter Bouman and Carrine Burns, Triplett Kise, Kevin Mattson, Mary Noyes, Carla Rigby Leboy, Ken and Rosemary Murphy, Ineke Schair, Barbara Cottrell and Lee Schepps, Sallie Smith, Linda and Charles Swanson, Fiona and Rob Wilson, Meredeth and Mark Winter, Joe and Carol Wishcamper, Marc and Sarah Zimman 14 & 18-Carrot Sponsors: Chip and Joy Ahrens, Justin and Rachel Alfond, Mary Owen Babikian, Otis Carroll, Rick and Kris Ganong, Ellen Griswold, Gray Harris, David Herring and London Leland, Jim and Pam Matson, Raina and Dave Maxwell, Aimee Petrin and Zachary Ward, Sam and Judy Parkhill, Peter Plumb, Hannah Quimby, Ford and Karen Reiche, Justin Schair, Meredith S S Smith, Sam and Kathy Smith, Nadia Saliba, Carol Southall, Sarah and Alan Tracy, Dan and Melisa Walker, Tom and Jule Whelan, Dick and Rodi Whiting, Jeff and Heather Zachau Thanks to the following foundations for their generous support: Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Quimby Family Foundation, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation, Helen Clay Frick Foundation, Ferguson Foundation, Robbins de Beaumont Foundation, Horizon Foundation, Bradley Family Foundation


Special Thanks to Our 2015-2016 Members and Donors Brian and Ashley Abbott Cliff Abbott Glenn and Kelly Aho Chip and Joy Ahrens Linda Albert Mariel Alexandre Justin and Rachael Alfond Paul and Janet Aliapoulios Garry Allan and Aja Stephan Sandy and Mary Allen Sally Amory David and Amy Anderson Ron Anderson Ryun Anderson and Jaime Peloquin Anonymous Donor Janet Antich Tom and Liz Armstrong Dane and Nina Arnold John Atchley Jr and Linda Sloane Brian and Cheryl Austerman Mary and George Babikian Dan and Kate Bacon Guy and Kyren Baker Liza Bakewell Loren and Mabel Balduf Christina Banks Jim and Doris Bannar Sam and Allison Barrett Roger and Elizabeth Barthmaier David and Geri Bassett Jon and Jaime Beane Jeff and Donna Bengtsson Jake and Kate Benjamin Claire Betze and Lindy Allen Peter and Connie Bingham Keri Bojarski and Jes Sylvester Peter Bouman and Carrine Burns Richard Bowen Beverly Boyd Kathleen Boynton Julia Bracken Ed and Jane Bradley David and Pam Brennan George and Michelle Brock-Fisher Mitchell and Holly Brown John Connolly and Rebecca Brown Scott Burrill and Connie Clifford Mary Bush and Melissa Wilson Don and Sharon Bushey Jeffery Calabrese and Tracey Quinn David and Barbara Caldwell Matthew McLaughlin and Geralyn Campanelli Daniel and Angela Campos Michael and Joann Canning Chaning Capuchino Dave Carlon and Jenny Davidson Mike and Pat Caron Otis Carroll Cory Carter Gregg Carville and Emily Kalkstein George Casey and Linda Bail Daniel Cathcart Tom and Barb Chaffee James and Susan Chittum Marc and Becky Christie Deborah Claflin and Eric Marshall Brackett and Carey Clark Laura Clough Meredith Cohen John and Linda Coleman Barb Collamore and Jodi Soule Dennis and Claire Collins Malcolm and Susan Collins Jeff Colucci and Nancy Kolb David Conley and Claire McGrail Kathe Connor Peter and Rebecca Countway Jim and Anne Cram North Cunningham Morgan and Christina Cuthbert Nicolas Diaz and Kai daCosta Kathleen Dalton Jane Danielson Kristi Darby Jason and Jennifer Day Garreth and Deb Debiegun Brian Ell and Karen DeGrandpre Mike Derhammer and Mary Calhoun Erin Desrosiers Todd and Cindy Doolan Abby and Don Douglas

Jacob and Jennifer Drouin Matt and Jennifer Dubel Jeremy Duda and Brooke Miller Michael and Jessica Duffy Kara Duffy Woody and Marilyn Dunham Carol Duron Taylor Greg and Marjorie Dwyer Joshua Edwards and Elizabeth Greason Warren and Laura Empey Brian Eng and Renee Bourgeois Jay and Lynne Espy Devin Evert Chris and Claire Farrell Bob Elwell and Christine Farrell Claire Farrell John and Julia Fay Chris Felax and Ellen Simon Gary Fertig Joanne Fielding David and Leslie Fine Mark and Alynda Foreman Aaron and Tina Francis Steve and Cindi Franson Daniel and Julie Freund Steve and Debbie Fuller Jim and Julia Fusari Don Gaile Chris and Leah Gailey Mark Galvez Rick and Kris Ganong Kevin and Debbie Gaspardi Bryan and Angela Garrison Henry and Jesica Garrou Melissa Gerry Shawn Gerwig and Ted Wickwire Ben and Sara Gideon Sean and Teri Gill Michael and Chelsy Gilroy Jayne Gin Stacey and Cristina Giulianti David and Carol Glaser John Gleason and Katrina Van Dusen Jacey Goddard and Daniel Gibbons Frank and Nancy Goodwin Chelley Daniels and Jennifer Gorgone Lisa Gorman Dick and Connie Gourdeau Joseph and Joyce Graham Eric and Roxana Greene Timothy and Carol Grip Ellen Griswold Craig and Kellie Hall Joseph Hahn and Leslie Hallock Peter and Melissa Hamel Morris Hancock and Lin Peyton Jonathan and Ellen Handelman Wendy Harlan Karen Harrell Gray Harris Juliet and Jody Hartman Kenneth and Sandra Hayes Michael and Bridget Healy Nora Healy Peter Heinrichs and Susan Lewis Bill and Lynn Heinz Peter Heissenbuttel Frank and Karen Heitkamp Sara Hellstedt Guy and Stella Hernandez David and Frances Herring Dave Herring and London Leland David and Linda Higbea John and Connie Higbea Judy Higbea Thomas Higgins and Melissa Mikesell Peter Higgins and Payson Oberg-Higgins Bill Walker and Emily Hinman Jason and Allison Hoagland Christopher Muntiu and Jennifer Honig Peter and Holly Horne Robert and Valeska Hornschild-Bear Elizabeth and Kim Housewright Matthew Murrell and Kate Howe Nathan and Melissa Hoy Peter Hubbard and Allison McCrory Gren and Elinor Hudson Mary Huff Peter and Rebecca Hutchinson Theresa Iaconeta Alice Ingraham

Tim and Joanie Ingraham Jonathan Ives Steven Johnson and Tina Panayides Chandler and Sadie Jones Peter and Sarah Jorgensen Gearry Judkins Ravi and Kara Kaikini Lisa Kaiser Sarah Kelley Thomas Kelley and Lucinda White Ritchard and Debbie Kelly Dana Kendall Keith and Melissa Kennedy Keith and Hollie Kenniff Jim and Emmy Kerney Angela Kimberk Dennis and Sandra King Jeanne Kinney Robert and Denise Kinney Jonathan and Megan Kinsman Emily Kirkton Tripp Kise Susan Kohaut Karen Kurkjian Clayton and Megan Kyle Tucker Lannon and Crystal Chappell Alan and Robin LaPoint Terrilyn and Cynthia Lebel David and Beth LeBlanc Brad Brunham and Laura Lee Timothy Leland and Julie Hatfield Andy and Mary LeMaistre Kent and Jeannine Leslie Jon and Meghan Levesque Tim Lewis and Deb Smith Kurt Perham and Erika Lichter Nick and Katie Livesay Dmitri and Jennifer Lodewyckx Victor and Susan Lord Mel Lovering Arnie MacDonald and Liza Moore Alec Mackenzie Alastair and Susan Macvicar Jeffrey Madore and Sally Walker Madore Mike and Rebecca Marcotte John and Anne Marsh Erik and Valeska Martin George Martinelli and Joanne Fulkerson Kim and Mollie Mason Tim and Jessica Mateosian Pam and Jim Matson Kevin and Jeannie Mattson Christopher Matz and Mary Jo Sanz Dave and Raina Maxwell Erin McCall and Stacy Mears Shawne McCord and Andy Wellen Allie and Sharon McCormack James and Marian McCredie Brian and Kristina McElhinney Diana McFarland Toby McGrath Ann McKowen Callie McMahon Andrew Odewahn and Amy McManus Michael and Laresa Mellott Mark Merry Scott Metcalfe and Emily Walhout Jean and Burdette Meyer Jason Middleton and Eden Osucha Jeff Miller and Karen Mignone David Miller and Vivi Stevenson-Miller Doug Mills Liz Milner Derek and Andrea Mittleider Elisabeth and John Montgomery Alastair Moock and Jane Roper Jack Van Woerkom and Barbara Moore John and Lisa Moore Mason and Margaret Morfit Jerry and Pam Mosesian Andrea Murphy Ken and Rosemary Murphy Murray and Mary Coleman Cynthia Murray-Beliveau David Nagler and Claudia Brzoza Laura Nelsen Geoff Nelson and Pauline Wood Robert and Rita Nelson Lily Newton Huy Trieu and Jackie Nguyen Ben and Anne Niles

Mike and Jill Nolan Mark Nordenson and Moira Simonds Mary Noyes Tina and Rob O'Connell Bill Powers and Triona O'Connor Bob Olney and Catherine Richards John and Cynthia Orcutt Kenneth and Liesl Orenic David Suchoff and Karen O'Rourke Kevin and Carla O'Sullivan Vivian Page Dill and Kitty Paiste Fred and Pat Palmer Sam and Judy Parkhill Rachel Pasquale John and Dean Paterson Andrea Patstone Elizabeth Patten Kristin Patterson Martyn Payson Todd and Andrea Pearson Kenneth and Mary Peck Jill Pelletier and Erin Damon Jason and Julie Ann Perkins Michael Perry and Chris Wolfe Scott Peters Mark and Eileen Peterson Zachary Ward and Aimee Petrin Jeffrey and Stephanie Phelps John Brubaker and Bethany Picker Brett Pierce and Kerry Michaels Michael Pilman David and Laney Pitt Jonathan Allen and Margaret Pizer Peter Plumb John Radosta and Mayre Plunkett Nate and Jane Podkaminer Betty Pomroy Jeff Cumming and Christina Post R. Bradley Potts and Diane Berner Fred and Liz Prescott Hannah Quimby Eric Kruger and Maureen Quinlan Bill and Diane Racine Jason and Jenny Raichle Sally Rand Jaret and Gretchen Reblin Ford and Karen Reiche Michael Remillard Joseph and Melinda Renda John and Carla Rensenbrink Marion Reynolds Hugh Riddleburger and Louise McIlhenny Wendy Rigby Carla Rigby Leboy Edwin Roberts Marty and Pat Robles Dean and Michele Rock Douglas Rogers Gar and Betsy Roper Karen Rose Joel Ross Antonio Regalado and Stephanie Rudloe Katy and Elizabeth Rudolph Elizabeth Ruff Erika Sahlman Nadia Saliba Scott and Joan Samuelson Lester Sanders Jennifer Saunders John and Susan Saunders Ineke Schair Justin Schair Lee Schepps and Barbara Cottrell Tobey Scott and Amy Woodhouse Amy Sedgwick Ken and Judy Segal Mark Segar and Susan Metters Priscilla Seimer John Fairhurst and Christina Semanshyn Peter Scott and Larisa Semenuk Derik and deSha Shean Matt Shields and Stacy Urbanowicz Gabriel and Heather Shirley Stoney and Bettina Shukat Scott and Katie Siemen Kevin and Alina Silver John and Deborah Slavin Steve and Donna Smith Meredith Smith Minie Smith

Sallie Smith Sam and Kathy Smith Trini Smith Greg Hanley and Sarita Smith Hanley Chris and Jayne Soles David Soley Carol Southall Caroline Southall Suzi Spector Alyson and Rachel Spencer-Reed Richard Spinelli Mark Sprinkle and Joan Campbell Lucas and Yemaya St. Clair Brina Stairs Kelly Staples Andreas Stefan Kurt and Jeanne Stinson Colles and Jaime Stowell Stewart Strawbridge Bob and Amy Strong Jennifer Strong John and Nancy Stroud Arabella Strovink Charlie and Linda Swanson Cameron Selby and Abigail Swartz Joe Frazer and Susan Tananbaum James and Emily Thomas Kathryn Thorson Greg and Victoria Toher Laura Toma Alan and Sarah Tracy Ryan and Danielle Triffitt Steven Trockman and Mary Kate Appicelli David Twitchell Christoper and Erin Van Wagenen Mary Wade Julie Wagner Dan and Melisa Walker Barbara Ward David and Jane Warren Nathaniel and Elizabeth Warren-White Taylor Washburn Josh Sucidlo and Anne Washburne Larry and Melissa Washow George and Greta Waterman Sara Weeks Jeffrie Wetherhold Robert Wexler and Gayle Slattery Tom and Jule Whelan William Whelan and Christina Lyons Dick and Rodi Whiting Gregory and Jennifer Wiessner John and Ethel Wilkerson Michael and Tara Williams Rob and Fiona Wilson Ken and Jean Wilson Miles and Kate Wing Lonny Winrich and Sandra Donaldson Mark and Meredeth Winter Joe and Carol Wishcamper Steve and Lauren Withers Michael and Karyn Woelflein James Ruby and April Wolf Sarah Wolpow and Stephan Bamberger Sarah Woodard Rick and Jane Woodruff Erik Worcester and Debra Scott Joanna Yates and Marie McCarthy William Yee Barbara Young Jeffrey and Heather Zachau Sam and Tracy Zager Marc and Sarah Zimman Bob and Kate Zimmerman Michael Phillips and Rebecca Zorach Darcy Zur Muhlen

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Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open free to the public every day! Visit us at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine or at wolfesneckfarm.org

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