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

  • Goat parades on Open Creamery Day, Oct 10 Learn, experience, eat, & have fun safely outdoors during our 2021 Open Creamery Day! Start at the farmers market for some yummy snacks, including our cheese & superpower smoothies, then explore the farm. The front of the barn will be open for goat patting all day, and cheese-making demos will be held in the tent behind the barn. Grab a map and enjoy the beautiful farm trails at your own speed, or join one of our Goat Parades: at 11:30 help us guide the milking herd from the barn out the field to graze. At 1:30, you can join a mob of juvenile kids (think teenagers on the loose!) for a romp in the back field. Finally, at 3 ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2021, 2:15 PM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Goat Games on Open Farm Day! Open Farm Day has never been this fun! Want to do more than look at animals in a pen? Join us and the goats as we go about our daily activities. Fun & learning are guaranteed!RAINY DAY UPDATE: We will have GOAT SNUGGLING in the barn if it's too wet to walk!Running of the Goats! Join us for one of our daily rituals, and learn what it’s like to a dairy farmer! Follow along with a big band of goats as we lead them between barn and pasture. Starts at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30, with farm tour afterwards.11:30: Out to Pasture: help take our herd of 25 milking does from the barn ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2021, 4:58 PM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Market closed July 4th Happy Independence Day! The Farmers Market will be closed today, so that we have a chance to celebrate with our family from near and far. It is much needed after a year of COVID separation... The cousins have grown so much, and are busy exploring the farm and meeting all the new furry friends. We hope you all have a wonderful day and look forward to sharing stories again next week, July 11.
    Posted Jul 4, 2021, 6:43 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Farm Trails & Goat Hikes starting June 20 Looking for a fun new ramble over hill and dale, with some farm fresh food at the end? Come explore the new hiking trails, open to the public every Sunday from 11-3. The short trails (approximately 1 mile) wind through the farm fields (with detours to visit the goat herd!), over the brook, and through the forest. The view from the back hills provides a lovely panorama of the historic farm and the surrounding watershed, soon to be permanently conserved! Want to explore on your own? Pick up a map at the Info Booth, and follow the mown paths through the fields, and the orange goat signs into the woods. Need company? Our goats are sure to make you ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2021, 5:32 AM by Kelly Roopchand
  • Pre-order Winter Market starts Nov 10 Never fear, we're still here for you! It may be cold & wintery, and the coronavirus may be raging, but you can still get nutritious local food safely through our winter market! The market is held the second and fourth week of every month, from November through March. We will send out an email with links to all the vendors; you can then pre-order and pick up at the farm on Tuesday. Email us at info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com if you would like to receive our order list! Stay warm and safe!
    Posted Oct 31, 2020, 9:09 AM by Kelly Roopchand
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