As some of you know, when Jake moved back to Maine in May of 2009 he wanted to farm the land he grew up on in Bowdoinham. He began to co-manage the herd of cows and flock of sheep with Pete, his father, and part time help from his brother Arek who lives in Rhode Island. What he didn’t expect was to meet a lovely lady with a farm of her own. But, indeed that is what happened. Abby bought a farm in Unity in August of 2009 and soon Jake was spending weekends there while they plotted their combined farming futures. Three years later Jake is now splitting his time between two farms: one in Unity and the other in Bowdoinham.
The farm in Unity, Bacon Brook Farmstead, is certified organic and is where these two farmers raise poultry, goats and cows. Apple Creek Farm is the home farm where Jake and Pete raise grass-fed beef and lamb. They do this by utilizing the original land base of Apple Creek along with over 50 acres of leased land.
As the farmers continue to plan for their future, they see Bowdoinham as their final destination. The support of Janet, Pete and the Galle siblings – Arek and Jillian and their families, along with the robust connection to the local community are all attractive. For the moment though, all of the products from Apple Creek & Bacon Brook are available through Bowdoinham Farmers Market and Brunswick Winter Market in Fort Andross, opening Saturday November 10. We hope you’ll continue to support the farms and help us on our way to our combined farming futures.