About the Farm

Creating Connections
We are a licensed goat dairy and a farm education center, committed to farming in a way that enriches the human and natural communities we live in. 

Pumpkin Vine Family is a Trinidadian expression which refers to the connections that bind people together. Like pumpkin vines, which run far from their base but share a vital connection, so too our farm connects the human community to the ecosystem. 

Our mission is to nurture these connections, by providing opportunities for people to experience farm life in a variety of ways: 
  • by sharing in the fresh food that we and other local farms produce
  • by opening our farm to visitors every Sunday during our farmers market, for tours and tea or hiking and picnics
  • by offering a variety of educational activities and events for children and adults

  


We believe that farm visits offer a grounding experience that is often missing in today’s increasingly high-tech world. On a farm one engages all one’s senses, uses all one’s muscles, and becomes involved in the cycles of life and and death. We, in turn, enjoy lengthening the pumpkin vines that join us all into family. 



Our farm is located on 80 acres in Somerville, Maine, a small town in the midcoast region. We are just far enough inland to still be a small town: we know the families on our road and gather over dinner to share each other’s stories. We are happy to live here and become part of this small town’s story. Like the town, our farm has a long history.

 We are open to the community every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm, from Memorial Day to Thanksgiving. If you are interested in visiting the farm at other times, please contact us.

Farm News

  • Leaf-Peeping with Goats Oct 7 & 14 We are pleased to be offering hikes with goats this fall, as part of Open Creamery Day on Oct 7 and our Harvest Festival on Oct 14. Our fields and hillsides are radiantly beautiful with fall colors, and the company of kids (2 and 4 footed) will put an extra spring in your step. Come enjoy the glory of fall!
    Posted Oct 6, 2018, 5:14 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Open Creamery Day! It has been a landmark year for us in the creamery, and we are excited to show our friends, old and new, how we have grown. We will be introducing our new line of hard cheeses, and visitors can peek into the aging room that makes it all possible. We've also added a 100 gallon vat and a milking machine, as well as doubled our herd size! Best of all, you can take a hike among the beautiful fall foliage to see our innovative solar-powered pasture palace, and enjoy the company of our juvenile goats as hiking companions. Leaf-peeping with goats, anyone? 
    Posted Oct 5, 2018, 8:02 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Biodiversity Program Cancelled CANCELLED - WHOLE FARM BIODIVERSITY: CO-EXISTING with CARNIVORESSat, Sep 29 from 1-4 pmThis program was scheduled for tomorrow, Sat, Sep 29 at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm in Somerville. We are very sorry but after much deliberation, this program was cancelled due to low registration and will be rescheduled for Spring 2019.THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH FOLKS YOU KNOW WHO MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT ATTENDING.Our sincerest apologies,Knox-Lincoln SWCD, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, Maine Forest Service, Coyote Center for Carnivore Ecology and First Light Wildlife Habitats
    Posted Sep 28, 2018, 1:34 PM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Whole Farm Biodiversity - Sept 29 1- 4 Join farmers, foresters, and wildlife professionals for a special FREE presentation on Whole Farm Biodiversity: Co-existing with Carnivore son Saturday, September 29 from 1-4. As farmers, we are very aware of our responsibility to protect our soil, our water, and our livestock. However, like most small farms, our land also provides a perfect habitat for wildlife. Our fields and brushy edges are the perfect nursery for a new generation of bobolinks and bees, and our land nurtures not only kid goats, but Canada goslings and coyote kits. A healthy eco-system needs some predators, and we, as stewards, can fulfill our duty as caretakers of both domestic AND wild species through informed management practices. FMI, directions and ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 11:45 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Fiddlin' in the field Concert & Contra dance July 28 Join us this Saturday for a truly magical evening! Sassafrass Stomp will be playing their sweet folk music starting at 6 pm, and John McIntire will be calling the contra dance. Start the evening with a wagon ride to the tent in the field, then pick up some coconut curry or homemade ice cream from local chef Yuki Goseki. Find a seat to enjoy the music and watch the sun darkening the hills, or join a line and get swept up into the dance. Kids can play in the fields alongside the tent, as lanterns are lit at dark. Hope you can join us for an evening of live music and community dance, as we celebrate the beauty of the ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2018, 12:29 PM by Kelly Roopchand
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