Order organic food online
While farmers’ markets and organic food marts are fantastic and very enjoyable to visit, it can also be nice to order online. Let’s face it, most of us have busy lives, and we can’t make it to every location in person.
For the diehard fan of organic, sustainable agriculture in Maine, here are 5 farms that offer online sales.
Tide Mill Organic Farm
Tide Mill Organic Farm(1) ( #Tide Mill Organic Farm ) has been in the hands of the same Maine family for 200 years, nine generations, and can now take orders by email.
Located in Washington County, along the Maine coast, Tide Mill is owned and operated by husband and wife team Aaron Bell and Carly DelSignore, with the help of their children.
The farm is part of a multi-generational tradition of sustainable management of the land through farming, fishing, and forestry. They produce vegetables, fruit and berries, meat, eggs, and dairy, can even deliver fragrant balsam fir creations.
Riverweb is a systems-based farm community, the realization of founder Jos Thalheimer’s vision of an existence lived in closer alignment with his philosophical vision of sustainability, self-sufficiency, and everlasting learning.
This vision has made Riverweb what it is today: 500 acres of woodland and 150 acres of open fields, all managed with a systems approach that aims to minimize waste and optimize for sustainability.
The online store offers a combination of meats, Community Supported Agricultures (CSAs), and other products: animal hides, dog food, and farm services.
Located in West Gardiner, Maine, Farmer Kev’s takes freshness and sustainability seriously. You can order online ahead of the harvest, with numerous farm share options to choose from, and when everything is harvested Farmer Kev’s offers same-day delivery.
Farmer Kev’s also advertises their commitment to sustainability by using plant-based compostable bags instead of plastic, and by delivering in re-usable Maine wood boxes. They even optimize their delivery system to reduce emissions and keep food miles low.
Located in Turner, Maine, Nezinscot Farm(2) ( #Nezinscot Farm ) was originally the state’s very first organic dairy. Owners Gregg and Gloria Varney expanded it, and now it includes a café, a food shop, a bakery, a fromagerie for cheese, a charcuterie for meats, and even a yarn and fiber studio for dedicated craftspeople. Ordering is available online, too.
Wood Prairie Farm
Located on the edge of Maine’s North Woods, a mere six miles from the Canadian border, Wood Prairie Farm is an organic, independent family farm offering a variety of kitchen and garden products. In particular, Wood Prairie offers numerous varieties of potatoes, which one can purchase either to consume or as seed potatoes to plant.
On Wood Prairie’s list of 12 reasons to buy their certified seed potatoes, they include not only their organic status but also the fact that they offer 16 different varieties, all Double-Certified. This means that in addition to being Certified Organic, Wood Prairie potatoes are Certified Seed, indicating top quality.
Tide Mill Organic Farm website ( https://tidemillorganicfarm.com/ )
Nezinscot Farm website ( https://www.nezinscotfarm.com/ )