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Angie Wotton

West Berry Farm

Angie and her husband live on a small farm and sell mixed vegetables and fruit at the Houlton Community Market. Angie has been on the board of Houlton Community Market since its inception in 2009 and has been active in establishing the SNAP program. She currently works at the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District.

Brittany Hopkins

Wise Acres Farm, Kenduskeag

Brittany Hopkins owns Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag with her wife, Joy Trueworthy. They grow organic vegetables and berries, which they sell at the Bangor, Ellsworth and Hampden Winter farmers’ markets and through a CSA program in greater Bangor. Brittany is co-master of the Ellsworth Farmers’ Market and treasurer and EBT coordinator of the Bangor Farmers’ Market.

Johanna Burdet

Moodytown Gardens, Palmyra

Johanna, along with her husband Jarret, own and operate Moodytown Gardens in Palmyra. They raise mixed vegetables and pastured pork and sell at the Skowhegan Farmers’ Market, Belgrade Lakes Market, Hampden Farmers’ Market, at their farm stand, through The Pick-Up CSA in Skowhegan, and wholesale. Johanna works to help grow and strengthen the markets they belong to and believes in the importance of increasing access to healthy food for all.

Cathy Karonis

Fairwinds Farm, Bowdoinham

Cathy Karonis owns Fairwinds Farm with her husband, Pete. The farm has grown over the years and now encompasses 60+ acres of vegetables and small fruits…including 16 acres of strawberries and 5 acres of raspberries and blueberries. Fairwinds sells at the Brunswick Farmers’ Market, the Saturday Market at Crystal Springs Farm (also in Brunswick), and the Portland Farmers’ Market (with berries only). The farm also opens the berry fields to the public for “pick your own”. In the winter, Fairwinds sells at the Brunswick Winter Market and the Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market in Topsham. Farmers’ markets, and their continued growth, are very important to Cathy, as both a farmer and a community member.

Clayton Carter

Fail Better Farm, Etna

Clayton is the farmer- owner of Fail Better Farm- a Certified Organic vegetable farm in Etna, Maine. Clayton sells mixed vegetables at the Bangor, Orono and Waterville Farmers’ Markets.

Hanne Tierney

Cornerstone Farm, MFFM Board Chair

Hanne and her husband, Dan Tierney, have owned and managed Cornerstone Farm in Palmyra since 2001 with the help of their children Edie and Sam. Hanne has a BS in Animal Science from the University of Maine and farms full time. Cornerstone Farm sells at the Orono, Bangor, Portland and Waterville summer and winter markets.

Jack McAdam

McDougal Orchards, Springvale, MFFM Vice-Chair

Jack and his wife Ellen operate McDougal Orchards in Springvale. McDougal Orchards is a diversified seventh generation family farm in Southern Maine specializing in the production of high quality apples for sale to pick-your-own, farm stand, Sanford Farmers’ Market and local wholesale customers. Jack attends and is the manager of the Sanford Farmers’ Market.

Mark Guzzi

Peacemeal Farm, Dixmont, MFFM Treasurer

Mark Guzzi owns and operates Peacemeal Farm in Dixmont with his partner, Marcia Ferry. They grow MOFGA Certified Organic vegetables for sale at farmers’ markets in Orono, Belfast, Camden, Waterville, Bangor and at their farm stand in Dixmont. Mark and his two daughters enjoying a snack on the back of the truck.
Michael Bahner

Michael Bahner

Bahner Farm, Belmont

Michael is the owner/farmer of Bahner Farm in Belmont, a 37 acre MOFGA Certified Organic vegetable farm. Mike met Mark Guzzi of Peacemeal Farm while in school at UMaine Orono. He worked at Peacemeal for four years, learning the ins and outs of the organic vegetable production business, before joining forces with Christa to form Bahner Farm.  He spends the winter working for Johnny’s Seeds of Albion, and can’t wait to get out of the office and back on the tractor. His farm favorites include Hakurei summer turnips, beets, and Striped German tomatoes. Bahner Farm attends the Northeast Harbor, Eden Bar Harbor and Camden Farmers’ Markets.
Mike Gold

Mike Gold

Alive 'n' Pickin' Farm, Unity

Mike operates Alive ‘n’ Pickin’ Farm in Unity where he and his wife and three children raise poultry.  Although not currently participating in farmers’ markets, Mike does have vast experience vending at farmers markets as part of the Black Bear Food Guild, Tide Mill Farm, and Crooked Row Farm, and one day may return to selling at farmers’ markets as he grows his current operation.
Sherie Blumenthal

Sherie Blumenthal

Lots to Gardens, Lewiston, MFFM Secretary

Sherie is the Food Access Coordinator for the Lots to Gardens program at St. Mary’s Nutrition Center in Lewiston, where she lives and works. Sherie has been the Market Manager for the Lewiston Farmers’ Market for three years and is a founding member of the Faire Bande a Part Housing Cooperative (Faire-Op) in Lewiston; the second Housing Cooperative created in the state.