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8:30-4:30 weekdays*

*Please call ahead to make sure we are in! Although we make every attempt to have the office open during these hours, at times we are both out of the office for education programs or technical assistance.

893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856


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    2016 Conservation Farm Tour

    The tour is full for 2016.

    Use the form below to get on the wait list or sign up for the 2017 mailing list!

    Join us for a fun-filled day... 

    - Travel on a luxury, climate-controlled, passenger coach
    from Northeast Charter & Tour Co, winner of the 2014 Green Highway award

    - Enjoy homemade goodies, a delicious picnic lunch & afternoon snack

    - Learn about local farms, ecology, & conservation practices

    This year we will visit:

    - Beau Chemin Preservation Farm in Waldoboro

    This 150-acre homestead that has been a working farm for about 200 years. Here JoAnn and Wayne Myers preserve several breeds of endangered sheep, goats - including Icelandic cashmere dairy goats - ducks, and draft animals. The farm sells wool from the sheep and goats, organic eggs from the ducks, and a range of organic produce and flowers, particularly “you-pick” raspberries and grapes.

    - Hamilton Farm/Barred Owl Creamery & Catering in Whitefield

    Patti and Chris Hamilton raise sheep and goats for the award-winning cheese Patti produces in the on-farm creamery, as well as vegetables and herbs for the catering part of the operation. Not to mention the pasture-raised pork, chicken, turkey and lamb; sheep and goat milk soap; wool pillows; and fleeces. In 2015, Knox-Lincoln SWCD selected Hamilton Farm as Conservation Farm of the Year.

    Patti will prepare a sumptuous, fresh from the garden, farm to table meal for our lunch.

    - Eldertide in Dresden Mills

    Eldertide Pharm harvests and produces elderberries for medicinal purposes and, along with its sister company, Maine Medicinals, creates various herbal supplements. Owner Edie Johnston, who moved into the 150-year old home and farm on the Eastern River in 2001, founded Eldertide in 2007 and operates the business with her son, Geo Johnston.

    Just added: Spear Farm in Nobleboro

    Spear Farm is a successful, fifth-generation, family farm started in 1933 in Nobleboro. The farm specializes in fresh fruits and vegetable crops sold through a CSA, their farmstands in Waldoboro and Nobleboro, Hannaford's, and other outlests in midcoast Maine. Spear's is a diversified farm dedicated to sustainable practices, operating on over 600 acres of farmland. Products include 120 acres of corn silage, over 250 acres of mixed vegetables - sweet corn, beans, winter squash, pumpkins - and cut flowers. And, they have recently added naturally raised, corn- and grass-fed beef.


    *Bus will leave from a central location in Waldoboro. Folks from the Camden area / north may leave cars at the District office in Rockport and carpool.
    *Detailed information about bus pick-up and drop-off with confirmation

    2016 tour is full - complete form to get on wait list or the 2017 mailing list

    Questions? 596-2040 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org

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