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 - 3 pm, from Memorial Day to Christmas. If you are interested in visiting the farm at other times, please contact us.

Farm News

  • Yule Goat Celebration Dec 15 In Scandinavian tradition, the Yule Goat brings presents to children at Christmas, accompanied by the Tomten, a farm gnome who looks after the well-being of the animals. This year, the Yule Goat is raising funds for underprivileged schoolchildren in Varanasi, India. Come enjoy our free magical event on Dec 15 between 11 - 3, then pass on the gift through a purchase of a special fundraising goat calendar and/or direct donation. The magic starts with a traditional Scandinavian story, followed by handcrafts and hot chocolate by the fireside. Wear winter clothes & boots so you can enjoy a magical forest hike with our Yule goats, resplendent in their blankets and bells, and decorate a tree for the wild birds ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2019, 7:19 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Halloween Fete SATURDAY Oct 26 Join us between 11 -3 for a day of laughter, food and friends. Come in costume, or jump into a straw hat and overalls for our silly farmer photo booth, complete with props. The first 20 children get to decorate a free mini pumpkin; every child gets a free dancing gourd. Play our pumpkin games, including relay races, ring toss, and tic tac toe. Make an acorn pumpkin and a mini witches broom. Need some tips on pumpkin carving? Check out our gallery of amazing pumpkin art and be inspired. Have a masterpiece at home? Enter it in our contest! We'll have spooky cookies, donuts and pumpkin smoothies for sale; buy one carving pumpkin and get a second ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2019, 2:38 PM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Open Creamery Day Oct 13 Tour our creamery to learn the secrets of our unique goat Gouda and Asiago, then hike the fields with our goat youngsters and enjoy the fall foliage. We even have a delectable heirloom pumpkin called Long Island Cheese, so be sure to visit our pumpkin patch for all your fall decoration needs. Visit our farmers market to sample our products, from pumpkin smoothies and cajeta to creamy chevre in fall flavors of maple and cranberry, and complex aged cheeses.    
    Posted Oct 10, 2019, 12:21 PM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Harvest Festival October 6 Join in harvest fun & go leaf peeping with baby goats! Pick the perfect pumpkin, husk your own multicolored corn, and press a glass of apple cider to enjoy with a freshly baked donut while your browse our craft tents and farmers market. Kids get a free dancing gourd and can make a corn bracelet to enjoy all winter. Bring your camera and walking shoes so you can join our goats and guides for our famous fall foliage hikes. Raindate October 20. Call 549-3096 if the weather is questionable. 
    Posted Sep 24, 2019, 6:26 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Maine Harvest Bucks Launch Sept 1! We are delighted to finally be able to offer Maine Harvest Bucks to folks who shop with their SNAP / EBT card! Maine Harvest Bucks basically doubles your SNAP dollars: for every dollar you charge to your EBT card at our Sunday Farmers Market, you'll receive a dollar in Maine Harvest Bucks which you can spend on fresh fruits and veggies! This is an awesome program, jointly supported by federal, state, and local partners, to ensure healthy food for all! 
    Posted Aug 31, 2019, 7:55 AM by Kelly Roopchand
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