After operating restaurants in Boston for ten years I decided to buy land in the countryside of Maine and start farming. The farm was established in Freedom, ME in 2020 and the first retail store opened in Wiscasset in 2023.
The Sicilian Farmer is a Licensed Producer and Dealer of Nursery Stock in the State of Maine. Our Seed Garlic is visually inspected annually by the Division of Animal and Plant Health in compliance with National Plant Board standards of pest freedom. We operate on 10 acres of hay fields with 2 acres of intensive vegetable gardens and greenhouses.
All of our fruits, vegetables and nursery stock are sustainably grown using only OMRI-Allowed, NOP-Approved and all natural amendments including farmyard manure, fish-based compost and emulsions, langbeinite, kelp meal, wood chips and old hay for mulch. We never using any herbicides, insecticides, pesticides or chemical spray on any of our fields.
OMRI = Organic Materials Review Institute
NOP = National Organic Program