Farm and Vendor Spotlight - Part Four
We hope you're enjoying learning more about these growers that put so much care into their produce. We are so lucky to have such incredible local farms to source ingredients from!
Dig Deep Farms
Dig Deep is a Community Supported Agriculture farm raising MOFGA certified organic fruit, cut flowers and mixed vegetables for year-round availability through their CSA, farmer’s markets and wholesale. Located on 9 acres of land at Three Level Farm – off of Route 32 in South China, ME, Their mission is to address food security through education and accessibility. Dig Deep Farms strives to employ environmental and socially minded practices to make our food accessible and affordable, one way they do this is through work-share membership.
La Belle Farms
Located on a beautiful 43-acre farm in Sullivan County, NY, the people at La Belle are proud of their unique Foie Gras growing process that yields excellent taste and renders off less fat than competing products. It’s the main reason top chefs and gourmet restaurants like Salt Wharf source form La Belle Farm. La Belle Farm is always refining its farming practices and remains committed to developing techniques that support efforts to be gentle on the animals while producing the finest products in the world.
Polly and Prentice aspire to build a farm business that is a true asset to their community and local economy. Employing about 20 people each growing season and mentornig aspiring farmers through workshops and MOFGA’s Journeyperson Program, they are certainly contributing positively to the future of agriculture and the health of the Earth community. Villageside farm grows over 100 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers for our local community, pastured beef and organically-fed, pasture raised chicken's eggs. Beyond the menu at Salt Wharf, you can find their offerings at Uncle Dean's Good Groceries, The Portland Food Coop and from the Belfast Coop, May-July.
Owned and operated by Meg and Ryan Mitchell, Southpaw Farmers cultivate 20 acres of mixed vegetables, 3 acres of organic tree fruit, and 42 acres of pasture and forests in Freedom, Maine. The land has been continuously farmed since the early 1800's and, with a protective easement from the Maine Farmland Trust, it will continue to be cultivated forever. Well known for their unbelievable tomatoes, Southpaw also jars up their summer goodness into hot sauce and salsa!