The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their
Alder Brook Pig Farm is tucked in the woods
in the small town of Athens, Maine.
We specialize in raising Heritage Breed pork.
All our pigs are registered pure bred Large Blacks. This breed is best
known for its marbled meat which makes it tender, fine-textured and succulent.
It is unlike any pork you ever tasted. By raising the pigs on pasture
they don't need medication or antibiotics they receive all the vitamins
and nutrients they need from mother nature. We are bringing back the
old style pork raised on pasture—happy and never confined.
We sell half a pig or whole. If you don't have a
freezer big enough or just a small household we do sell from the freezer.
Our smoked goods can be smoked with or without nitrates. All our pork
is frozen and packaged at a USDA certified facility. We also sell weaned
piglets for 4H projects or to raise your own pork. Farm tours are available
Call or email for more information.
Alder Brook Pig Farm, Lori Costa, 429
Brighton Road, Athens ME 04912. (207) 654-3013.
Bridge Farm, circa 1789, is a 28-acre, historic, diversified, organic farm. Our eggs, berries and hay are certified organic by MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association). Our vegetables are raised using strictly organic methods, though we did not file for certification this year.
Our animals have access to the outdoors year round and are only brought into barns for birthing for short time periods. We utilize portable fencing and "tractors" to move animals to fresh pasture regularly. Our poultry is fed an organic grain mixture, but are on grasses daily when the snow melts through mid-October, depending on the weather and availability of grass. Sheep receive some organic grain during flushing and lactation, otherwise they are on pasture or eating certified organic hay from our farm.
Our vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown organically. We have set up a no spray zone for our farm. We use compost obtained from our own farm materials. We use green manures and rest our growing fields on a regular basis. We conduct soil and water tests yearly.
Bridge Farm is the home to ~100 laying hens who do not live in cages and have daily outdoor space. We close them in only at night for predator protection.
Our small farm store is open 7-7 daily. We are at the Richmond Riverfront Farmers' Market on Fridays from June to the end of August. Our eggs are also sold at Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta, ME.
Certified organic Eggs
|Year round at farm store
Fiber products (yarns, fleeces, rovings, pelts)
|Year round at farm store
Vegetables, herbs, flowers
Soaps, healing hand salves
|Year round at farm store
Bridge Farm - Kathy Coleman and Bob Howe, proprietors, 593 Gardiner Road (Rt. 27), Dresden ME 04342. (207) 737-8083.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Website: http://www.bridgefarm.me.
Frelsi Farm Icelandics is a small family farm located in Southern Maine. We have been raising Icelandic sheep for 18 years. We also raise Pygora goats and Icelandic chickens. Our laying hen flock and meat birds also have access to our pasture and small orchard. We never use hormones or antibiotic on our meat animals. We practice organic methods in our garden and with our chickens but are not certified. Our orchard is maintained with an IPM approach.
Our lamb is raised with their moms on pasture and high quality alfalfa. We offer USDA cryo-vac wrapped frozen lambs and occasionally goat meat for sale. Our lamb is available by the whole or half carcass cut to your specifications, or by the cut on a per pound basis. Reserve your animal by phone or email early, custom cut lamb is available in late October and individual cuts are in limited supply year round.
Our chickens are fed organic grain feed and our pasture that has no herbicide or pesticide. They are raised on spring water, sunshine, grass, organic feed, and the weeds and trimmings from our garden, where we practice organic methods (not certified).
We offer fresh eggs from our organically fed hens; they also have access to grass and sunshine and spring water.
Vegetables and limited berries and fruits and cut flowers are seasonably available from our family garden. Only organically approved methods are used in our garden. CSA shares, which include vegetables and/or meat and eggs, are available on a limited basis. Contact us for information.
Beautiful washable sheep pelts from our Icelandic sheep are also available on a limited basis, lustrous, soft in beautiful colors or stunning creamy white. We also offer Icelandic fleece and roving and yarns.
Frelsi Farm Icelandics, Elaine Clark, PO Box 54 / 111 Watson Hill Road, Limerick ME 04048. (207) 793-4640.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.mainesheepfarm.com.
At Meadowsweet Farm,
we work with our domestic animals and plants and the environment to
grow healthy food. We treat all animals with respect and allow them
the fullest expression of their natures consistent with good husbandry.
Grassfed and grass finished beef and lamb are
available year round at the farm and at the Belfast and Orono Farmer's
Markets from May through December. Freezer lambs and sides and quarters
of beef are available in the fall by reservation. We also deliver freezer
orders to the Boston area at least once in the late fall.
Our cattle, sheep, and chickens are fed a
natural diet with no added hormones or chemical fertilizers.
Meadowsweet Farm, Sumner and Paula Roberts, 105
Stevens Road, Swanville ME 04915. (207) 338-1265.
Misty Brook Farm is a diversified farm in Albion, ME committed to producing high quality staples to satisfy all the requirements of a balanced, healthy diet. We are certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers.
Our dairy cows are Jersey and Jersey crosses that produce rich creamy milk. The dairy cows, beefers, and veal calves are all 100% grass-fed. They graze from April to November and eat hay during the winter months.
The pigs are our land clearers and we supplement their rooting and grazing with organic ear corn, oats and whey or skim milk.
Our laying hens and broiler chickens are fed organic soy-free grain to complement what they find on pasture while roaming.
Our vegetable garden is managed using draft horses and the diversity of its offerings reflect the season upon us! We grow a variety of mixed vegetables including a great deal of winter storage crops.
Organic Raw Cow's Milk, Eggs, Pork, Beef, Veal, and Vegetables are available year round. Look for Misty Brook Farm Raw Milk Gouda and Raw Cream available regularly as well!
Over the course of the 2013 season, we are moving our farm from Barre, MA 250 miles north to Albion, ME! As of May 2013, we plan to be selling our products in three locations: our new farm shop located at 156 Bog Road, Albion, ME, a farm shop opening soon in Eliot, ME at 28 Starboard Cove Road and our farm shop in Barre, MA at 830
Springhill Road. Check our website to keep tabs on our progress!
Note that as of now, our Barre, MA Farm Shop is open and will remain so through the 2013 season!
Misty Brook Farm, Katia & Brendan Holmes, 156 Bog Road, Albion, ME
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.mistybrook.com
O'Donnell's Farm is located in Monmouth, Maine in a prime grass
grazing area. Our grass-fed beef animals are rotationally grazed
in the summer and fed hay and grass silage in the winter. We supplement
our animal’s diet with Maine kelp meal, Redmond salt, and organic
minerals to keep them healthy and promote a strong immune system.
Freezer beef is currently available at its peak in the fall. The beef
is sold in quantities of a quarter-animal or more. It is frozen, packaged,
and inspected at a local plant. We encourage customers to place their
orders ahead for fall delivery.
O'Donnell's Farm, John O'Donnell, 445 South Monmouth Road, Monmouth ME 04259.
(207) 933-3052, cell (207) 242-5629.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.mainegrassfed.us
Patridge Farm raises grass-fed lamb, pasture-raised organic (not certified) pork, chicken, turkey, goose and eggs (chicken, duck and "seasonal goose"). We sell piglets and Pilgrim goslings. Humane off-farm poultry processing by appointment.
Wedding or special celebration? Let us raise your chicken; perfect for small or large event of any kind (must book in advance). Organic pasture-raised Freedom Ranger and Cornish Rock broilers sold whole or "cut-up" to make your life easier. Bone-in breasts, "split" chickens--many options available. Pre-order six chickens to receive a discount. Poultry brochures available, please e-mail or call to discuss. Our wholesome poultry has wonderful flavor and texture.
Berkshire/Tamworth pork sold by the cut (fresh, smoked, and link sausage). Quarter, half and whole hogs available by pre-order. Out meat and bacon has rich, genuine flavor, very distinct and delicious. It is lean with slight marbling.
Icelandic lamb meat is fine-grained, very mild and delectable.
Holiday turkeys and heritage goose are available from November on, with bone-less breasts and legs available into the New Year while supplies last. Food lovers are discovering that goose fat has unsurpassed taste and is incredibly versatile in the kitchen. It is high in "heart healthy" mono- and poly-unsaturated fats and rich in oleic acid C18:1.
Patridge Farm is a small third generation farm. All our animals are raised and rotated with care on organic pasture--no cages--and fed organic grain along with organic fruits and veggies grown on our farm. Unlike "naturally grown" animals, all our animals are fed organic grain that contains no GMOs, herbicides and pesticides and all else that "naturally grown" are given.
Meat and eggs sold on farm by appointment. Visits encouraged. We are a mere 2 1/2 hours from Boston and 35 minutes from Hanover and Franconia, NH. Reasonable delivery fees available. We also sell at farmers markets in Rollinsford, Exeter, Lebanon and Hanover, NH.
Patridge Farm, Mary Jones, 583
County Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774. (603) 989-5589 or (603) 918-1451.
Pondview Farm sells all natural, grass fed Highland Beef and
Our animals do not receive antibiotics or hormones.
They are rotationally grazed on pastures in summer, and eat local hay
Delicious Highland beef is significantly lower in
fat and cholesterol, and higher in protein and iron than other breeds.
Mild flavored and naturally lean, Icelandic lamb
is a much different experience than your typical grocery store lamb.
Its milder flavor appeals to many consumers who say they "just
don't like lamb."
Our meats are processed by a local USDA butcher and
are available in sides, quarters and retail packages.
Check out our farm website for more information and
please call or email for purchasing details.
Pondview Farm, Sue and Mark Faunce, 691
Ossipee Trail, Limington ME 04049. (207) 625-3075.
Sebago Lake Ranch is located 1 mile from the
South shore of Sebago Lake on the Gorham/Standish line. We also farm
in other parts of
Gorham and Standish. We have been raising beef under a Natural label since
the 90s and switched to a no grain, grass only diet in 2006.
We have practiced management intensive grazing since 1999 and worked with the
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service for many years on
projects to improve soil, water and air quality. As the manager of Sebago Lake
Ranch I farm on a professional level. I have a BS from Cornell University in
Animal Science and have attended various schools and seminars on Grass-Fed beef.
I also have an extensive library on the subject, constantly staying up to
date with the newest knowledge and technology.
Animals are humanely, safely and efficiently handled with a chute system
purchased in 2006. We have been certified with the Maine Beef Quality Assurance
program. We use a local abattoir that is federally USDA inspected and packages
the meat in cryovac plastic. Right now we are limited to a seasonal production
model because we want to achieve the maximum levels of Omega-3 and CLA that
can be found in an animal finished on green grass. You may also find us at
the Portland Farmers Market in Deering Oaks Park, May-November from 7-noon.
We also produce/sell Maple Syrup.
Sebago Lake Ranch, Ben and Jenn Hartwell, 443
Sebago Lake Road, Gorham ME 04038.
Second Chance Farm, LLC and Longfellow's
grass-fed, dry-aged, certified organic beef; whey-fed, pastured Berkshire pork;
grass and milk-fed certified organic veal; raw
milk and farmstead cheese. Our dairy animals became certified
organic and our class A dairy was licensed in May 2007.
We sell meat either by the cut, or in quarters or
halves; milk by the quart, 1/2 gallon or gallon; and cheese by the pound.
We gladly ship overnight in cool-pak boxes, and we sell from the farm
gate and at various farmers markets in Maine.
Our animals are humanely raised and we use sustainable
farming practices. Our farm's motto is: "Nourishing the body, sustaining
the spirit, celebrating community." Call us at the farm and we will
be happy to serve your needs!
Second Chance Farm, LLC., Kathy Trodden, 20 Maple
Lane/PO Box 431, Avon
ME 04966. (207) 639-2074.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.longfellowscreamery.com/home.php
Thunder Hill Farm is located in
Waterford, Maine. We raise Scottish Highland Beef Cattle
on 50 acres on our farm. Our cattle are grass-only fed by
rotationally grazing from May to October. They eat hay or
haylage during the winter months that has been produced from
our fields. Our cattle are raised the way nature intended.
All livestock on our farm is respected and raised
humanely. No growth hormones or additives are ever used. They are always
given room to roam, a barn for shelter when they choose and a constantly
year round supply of spring fed water.
Our delicious Highland Beef is available
by the whole, side, quarter or piece. Orders for whole, side or a quarter
of beef is best secured before May. Your order will be cut, vacuum packed
and flash frozen to your specifications at a USDA facility. Our Highland
Beef is also available by the piece from our farm.
We also grow pork and chicken to order.
Order a whole or half a hog and a specific number of chickens before
April 15th to assure availability. These animals will be raised on grass,
as much as possible, for you. Supplemental grain may be needed. Your
order will be available in the fall.
Thunder Hill Farm Highland Beef and Beef Jerky is for sale at our farm (please call) and at the following Farmers Markets in the Oxford Hills area: Fox School Farmers Market, Market Square in South Paris, Saturday mornings; and the Oxford Hill Food Collaborative, Norway, ME, Tuesday-Friday, 10-4, phone: 890-5274.
Thunder Hill Farm, Dottie Bell, 42
Bell Road, Waterford ME 04088.