About Hope’s Edge Farm
Comprised of 100 acres of open fields and mixed woodlands, Hope’s Edge Farm is located in Northwest Hope. Historically this land was home to three generations of the Morse family who, up until the mid 1980’s, ran one of the preeminent dairy farms in the region. In 1997 Holly Miller purchased the land and soon recognized that the land needed more attention than she was able to give it. In 2002 she invited me to lease some of the land and buildings in order to make it once again a working farm. This agreement between Holly and me marked the birth of Hope’s Edge CSA making this 2014 season our 13th anniversary year. Although not certified organic, we at Hope’s Edge Farm are committed to non-chemical farming methods. In addition I have over 20 years experience using Biodynamic practices. Finally, we pledge that no agricultural chemicals have been used on this land since 1997.
Pick-up Options & Cost
Our season runs for 19 weeks beginning the third week of June and ending at the end of October. On-farm pick-up days are Tuesday or Friday. Pick-up hours are flexible. We also offer a Monday and Wednesday option with delivery to Rockland. (Note: the number of Monday shares is limited. Please sign up early and add a $10 seasonal delivery fee.) We offer two share sizes: a HALF SHARE option intended to feed 2 adults and a child or a FULL SHARE for larger families or veggie lovers. Share prices are listed on the Hopes Edge brochure (click here to view the brochure and print it out.) We do offer a limited sliding scale fee and we can accommodate��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������payment arrangements to fit your budget.
The first pick-up dates are scheduled for the third week in June and will continue until the third week in October. You will be assigned a pick-up day, either a Tuesday or a Friday, before the season begins and this will be your pick-up day for the remainder of the season. I will send you a map with directions prior to the first day. If you would like to visit the farm before then, or you have any further questions, just contact me.
From Camden via Rt 105– continue approximately 2 miles past Hope General Store. Turn Left onto Ludwig Road. Go 1/4 mile to Morse Road on the left. Follow the road all the way past the large metal pole barn.
From Appleton/Searsmont via 105– continue approximately 3 miles past intersection with 131. Turn right onto Ludwig Road (This is the second turn-off onto Ludwig Road, as both ends of Ludwig hit 105). Continue as above.
Once you get to Morse Road, follow it past a pair of metal buildings to the end of the road. On your right you will see yet another shed with a brightly painted mural on the door. This is the pick-up shed. Come on in. Welcome to Hope’s Edge.