Here are 5 organic farms that are here for you if you’re looking to make some positive dietary changes.
Goranson Farm – Maine
Located in Dresden, Maine, Goranson Farm(1) ( #Goranson Farm ) is one of a number of high-quality family farms in Maine that are all organic. The Goranson Farm team consists of Jan Goranson, Rob Johanson, and sons Carl and Goran. The farm was previously cultivated by Jan’s parents back in the 1960s.
Today Goranson Farm produces organic vegetables, berries, meat, and maple syrup. They have been using draft horses in daily fieldwork for five seasons now, and the current season is the first in which they will also be a truly solar-powered farm.
Natick Community Organic Farm – Massachusetts
Located in Natick, Massachusetts, Natick Community Organic Farm(2) ( #Natick Community Organic Farm ) is a nonprofit, certified organic farm dedicated to a public mission: to provide open space, farm products, and hands-on education for all ages.
Natick Community Organic Farm produces a variety of vegetables, such as asparagus, carrots, turnips, heirloom tomatoes, and squash, among others, as well as flowers and maple syrup.
Silverwood Organic Farm – Massachusetts
Located on historic Massachusetts farmland near Sherborn, Silverwood Organic Farm(3) ( #Silverwood Organic Farm ) sees its mission as one of reclaiming and restoring historic farmland as a community resource to produce certified organic locally-grown produce.
Silverwood is a wholesaler, but you’re likely to encounter their products at any of a variety of select retailers and restaurants in the area, meaning there are many opportunities to enjoy the fruits of their labors.
Hartshorn Organic Farm – Vermont
Located outside Waitsfield, Vermont, Hartshorn Organic Farm(4) ( #Hartshorn Organic Farm ) is the project of Dave Hartshorn and his life partner, Amy Todisco.
Dave grew up with a farming family, even prompting a call to his parents from the local sheriff when at the age of six he drove one of the family tractors. Later, in his twenties, he tossed some pumpkin seeds into the compost pile, which produced such beautiful pumpkins that everyone wanted them.
Amy is a nationally recognized green living and wellness expert, and she helps Dave build and market the farm. She is also the creator/director of Vermont Food & Farm Tours and Vermont Farm Immersion Programs.
Ironwood Farm – Maine
Located in Albion, Maine, Ironwood is a horse-powered vegetable farm in the amount of 10 acres. Founded by Justin Morace and Nell Finnigan, Ironwood is committed to a vision of sustainable organic produce that relies on horses rather than machines.
Ironwood’s produce is available for purchase at a variety of co-ops and retailers locally in Maine. They have a variety of offerings available in winter, spring, summer, and fall.
Goranson Farm website ( https://goransonfarm.me/ )
Natick Community Organic Farm website ( https://www.natickfarm.org/ )
Silverwood Organic Farm website ( http://silverwoodorganicfarm.com/index.php/silverwood-organic-farm/about-silverwood-organic-farm )
Hartshorn Organic Farm website ( http://www.hartshornfarm.com/about-dave-amy )