About the Farm

We began farming in Mercer in 1976 with a mutual passion for agriculture and growing our own food. We raised sheep from the late 1970's until 2011, but our interests changed in recent years with the development of the pasta business and the expansion of fresh vegetables. Sheep and hay have always been a constant, but in recent years the vegetable production has become more important with the use of the high tunnel hoop houses which have allowed us to expand the vegetables into a year round business. Hay production is still an integral industry on the farm and the sheep have become a fond memory. Blue Ribbon Farm is now producing vegetables in four seasons, participating in the Skowhegan Farmers Market, Waterville Farmers' Market and the Crystal Spring Farmers' Market in Brunswick; expanding our ‘Friends & Neighbors’ weekly email list for ‘off the farm’ sales; expanding our wholesale accounts; continuing to produce quality hay and baleage for the horse and cattle industry; and maintaining our stewardship practices on the 200 acre certified Tree Farm. Blue Ribbon Farm is expanding once again! Building on the success of the first high tunnel greenhouse, our second greenhouse has more than doubled production and a retail outlet farm store allows for on-farm sales at Blue Ribbon Farm at 122 Corson Road in Mercer. With several years of experience under our belt, the FRESH pasta business is thriving. PASTA FRESCA by Blue Ribbon Farm has gained wide appeal and can be found in a variety of locations in the state. Not only is it FRESH pasta, but most of the ingredients are either grown on Blue Ribbon Farm or produced locally in Maine by farmers who have shown the same commitment to quality and the local economy. Pasta Fresca is available at our retail farm store, through the Skowhegan Farmers' Market, Waterville Farmers' Market and the Crystal Spring Farmers' Market in Brunswick, and other retail outlets linked to our website.