About

Mission Statement of the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association

  • To encourage and improve vegetable and small fruit growing and marketing to the end that the individual grower may secure a better return for his investment, management and labor.

  • To disseminate among its members useful and practical information of the growing, marketing and storing of vegetables and fruits.

  • To hold meetings and provide exhibits.

  • To encourage the consumption of quality Maine-grown products.

  • To encourage unity and cooperation among all agricultural groups.

  • To cooperate with educational agencies in furthering research affecting vegetable and small fruit production and marketing and in disseminating the knowledge gained from such research.

  • To affiliate with National Associations having comparable objectives when such opportunities present themselves and it is deemed advisable to do so.

  • To promote and advance by all legitimate means the welfare of the vegetable and small fruit industry and agriculture in general.

Board of Directors

Lisa Turner, Laughing Stock Farm - President
Bill Bamford, Maxwell's Farm - Vice President
Bib Jordan, Jordan Farm's - Treasurer 
Tomi Chipman Ricker, Chipman Farm- Secretary   
Tom Stevenson, Stevenson's Strawberries - Director
Matt Manson, Blackie's Farm - Director
Harold Grams, Flying Pond Farm - Director 
Pete Karonis, Fairwinds Farm - Director 
Justin Gray, Pineland Farms - Director

Paul Peters, Chick's Apple & Berry Farm - Director 

ABOUT US 

We are a group of over 120 commercial vegetable and small fruit growers in Maine. We represent an important part of Maine’s economy. We grow over 100 different crops on thousands of acres of Maine cropland. Our members represent the state’s finest vegetable producers, brokers, packers, and shippers, the Maine Department of Agriculture, University of Maine Extension, and Agricultural Businesses.

Business Members

Deerbusters Deer Fence

www.deerbusters.com

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Harris Seeds

www.harrisseeds.com

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Nourse Farms
www.noursefarms.com

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Nutrien Ag Solutions
brian.mccleary@nutrien.com

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Hammond Tractor
www.hammondtractor.com

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Vermont Compost Company

www.vermontcompost.com

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Globe Bag Company

www.globebag.com

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Northeast Agricultural Solutions

https://www.neagsales.com/

Contact Paul Peters

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Progressive Grower Agricultural Supply

https://progressivegrower.com

Contact 

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Winslow Agriculture LLC

Contact  Alvin Winslow