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

  • 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
  • Open Creamery October 11! While we can't offer our normal indoor tours of barn and creamery, we ARE offering lots of fun outdoors! Visit our farmers market between 11 -3 for some yummy snacks (pastries & a smoothie, anyone? Or a baguette and cheese?) then stroll our beautiful fields and find that perfect picnic spot! (BYOB - bring your own blanket!) The goats have missed you, so come say hi to our mischievous youngsters and our amorous bucks (just be aware they've got powerful cologne on...) We'll have samples of our delicious hard cheeses, and ALL of our dairy products for sale. Come enjoy the beauty of fall on the farm!
    Posted Oct 10, 2020, 12:35 PM by Kelly Roopchand
  • 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
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