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

  • Frolic in the Fields Aug 10, 5-9 pm Join us for an unforgettable Arts Extravaganza under the open sky. Ride the wagon up to the farm, then dance - or just relax - in the beautiful hillside fields to the lively music of Toki Oshima & John Pranio on fiddle & guitar. Contra dance called by Chrissy Fowler, so all ages and experience are welcome. Browse the crafts by local artisans, and enjoy a picnic dinner from Washington General. Admission by donation - all proceeds go to the musicians and caller. Wagon rides from 5-6:15; crafts & food 5-8; music & dance from 6-9. 
    Posted Aug 4, 2019, 11:52 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Open Farm Day July 28 10 -3 Learn how we work - and how we play! Tour our working goat dairy, visit the babies in the barn, and learn how we make cheese. Then take a wagon ride to the back field to make our famous giant bubbles and meet the Mama goats who make the milk! Refresh yourself with a pastry & smoothie from our farmers’ market, then create a mesmerizing work of art with our Magic milk activity. Join us for a day of exploration – and celebration!
    Posted Jul 15, 2019, 9:35 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Somerville Open Farm Day June 30, 11 - 3 Have you ever wondered what keeps farmers working so hard, even though the pay is (ahem) often not the greatest? Come find out this Sunday, between 11 -3, during Somerville Open Farm Day. Maybe you'll find the answer in the way the sunlight lies across the field, or in the soft wetness of a curious nose... Somerville is an old-fashioned town, and the 5 participating farms are all within 10 minutes of each other, but they produce an amazing diversity of products. There's something from everyone, from expert organic gardeners to commercial dairies, diverse homesteads and horse-power to bee-farmers and (yum!) local meat... You can download a map at www.somervillefarmersnetwork.com or stop by ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2019, 2:15 PM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Dairy Magic Event on June 9! June is Dairy month, and we're celebrating milk, in all its magical transformations! Meet our superhero team of goats (get your own badge!) and have fun learning how they make that magic. From 11:30 - 12:30 you can practice conjuring (hand milking), from 12:30 - 1:00 try your hand at super sleuthing (milk taste test), 1 - 2 practice alchemy (butter making) and 2 - 3 magic potion making (milk art). Visit our farmer's market between 11 - 3 for farm-fresh treats!
    Posted Jun 5, 2019, 8:59 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Birds, Bees, Flowers & Seeds for Mother's Day Bring Mom for a fun day of learning about birds, bees, and all you need to get your garden off to great start! Our experienced farmers will be answering questions and offering demonstrations. Children can plant seeds and make paper flowers, and every Mom can pick her own daffodil bouquet! Need a snuggle? Our baby goats are happy to oblige… Bring your market basket to pick up the freshest local foods, and enjoy a pastry or two – the coffee’s on us! Come enjoy a beautiful spring day on the farm!
    Posted May 10, 2019, 7:52 AM by Kelly Roopchand
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