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

  • Fresh Food & Fresh Air Starts June 7! Join us every Sunday from 11-3 for a healthy boost for your body and spirit. We have some great new vendors at our farmers market - including B+T Baked Goods and Maine Mushroom Co - and we're opening the farm for self-guided hikes. You can visit the babies in the barn, or take a stroll through our back fields and enjoy the birds, clouds, and space to run. Bring a picnic blanket or a kite, as well as bug spray and a hat. Please be mindful that our fences are electric, and give each other a respectful space. Masks are requested at the market, but optional in the field - we have some if you don't!
    Posted Jun 7, 2020, 5:46 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Milk & Yogurt starting mid-April! Our first goats are due to start kidding on March 31, and we are aiming to make our milk and yogurt available by mid-April, as both are super immune boosters. It will be a month earlier than we usually offer product, but given the circumstances we are making our very best effort to get production rolling. Please email us at info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm or call 549-3096 if you would like to be notified when our products are available. We will be offering a combination of pick-up and delivery so that we can minimize everyone's exposure. We are so grateful that the goats provide these super foods, and are happy that it can help in the battle against ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2020, 1:14 PM by Kelly Roopchand
  • 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
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