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BAHNER FARM

ABOUT OUR FARM

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Bahner Farm is a 37 acre farm in beautiful Belmont, ME. We own our farm on Rt. 3 as well as some fields on Howard Rd., and lease fields in two other locations in Belmont and Searmont. We cultivate 6 acres of mixed vegetables for our farmstand, farmers market, Daybreak Growers Alliance, and wholesale accounts.

Bahner Farm is easy to find on Maine Route 3, about five miles west of downtown Belfast, at 153 Augusta Road, Belmont, Maine 04952. 

 We are a MOFGA-Certified organic farm growing both produce and seedlings.

How We Started

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After working together on other farms, as well as running our own businesses, Christa and Mike joined forces in 2009 to form Bahner Farm. They were married on the farm on July 4th, 2010. They were delighted to add Lizzy to our family in the spring of 2011 and Nicky in the fall of 2013.

Meet the Farmers

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Christa

Christa worked on several Maine farms before deciding to go back to school to study Plant and Soil Sciences at UMass Amherst. In late 2007 she started Double Bit Farm with Molly Crouse as part of the MOFGA Farmer-in-Residence Program and spent two years farming with Molly.

Christa’s favorite veggies include Sun Gold tomatoes, sugar snap peas and asparagus. She loves hiking, camping, and swimming as much as possible.

Mike

Mike met Mark Guzzi of Peacemeal Farm while in school at UMaine Orono. He worked at Peacemeal for four years, learning the ins and outs of the organic vegetable production business.

He loves welding, tractors, and anything you can hook up to a tractor. His farm-grown favorites include Hakurei summer turnips, beets, and Striped German tomatoes. In the winter he also manages to devote some time to skiing and lots of sledding with the kids.

Lizzy & Nicky

Lizzy and Nicky are busy growing and helping out on the farm. Lizzy’s favorite veggies are peas and cherry tomatoes, and she loves to help in the farmstand. Nicky is growing and learning fast, attempting to catch up with his big sister, and is always willing to lend a hand.

The kids have their own garden, and sell their veggies and flowers in the farmstand.

 

Where to Find Us

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Bahner Farm farmstand is open daily from 10am to 6pm during the growing season. Our produce may also be found at the Bar Harbor Eden Farmer’s Market, through the Daybreak Growers Alliance, and at the Belfast Coop.

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