Spiller Farm: 116 years of family farming

It’s the time of year when it feels like spring will never come again. But have no fear, Bill Spiller started his tomato plants on Monday. Which reminds me, it’s time to pick a CSA!

Anna and Bill Spiller of Spiller Farm in Wells, Maine, farm about 130 acres with 30 acres in row crops, 4 acres in strawberries, 4 acres in apples, and 1 acre of raspberries as well as hay fields and 60 acres of pasture and woods. Their family has been farming in Wells since 1894. They’re easy to find, only minutes from Route 1, which will make it handy when you go to pick up your weekly CSA produce. Their CSA will be 18 weeks long, running from mid-June to mid-October, with participation costing $295. Visit the Spiller Farm Web site for more information on what they offer, http://www.spillerfarm.com/2010/03/community-supported-agriculture.html.

If Wells is just too far for you to travel and you’re looking for a different CSA there are plenty to choose from! This handy list of CSAs and CSFs that participated in our Winter Farmers’ Market CSA Day at Wentworth Greenhouses should get you off and running. http://www.seacoasteatlocal.org/winterfarmersmarkets/CSAHandout.pdf 

Some additional information about CSAs and CSFs can be found at http://www.seacoasteatlocal.org/winterfarmersmarkets/#events.  

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