David's Folly Farm Hours and Information

Welcome to the farm!

David's Folly Farm is located at 1390 Coastal Rd. in Brooksville, Maine.

Our farm stand in the barn will be opening for the 2011 season on Friday, July 1st! We will be open Wednesday and Friday afternoons this year from 1 pm - 5 pm.

Off the farm we do the following markets:

Brooksville Farmer's Market at Buck's Harbor on Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 12 pm.

Friday Morning Market in Blue Hill at the First Congregational Church on Fridays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

We're also participating in Farm Drop this year at the Blue Hill Wine Shop on Thursdays. Check out farmdrop.org for more information.

We are happy to fill custom wholesale orders for parties and weddings as well, including vegetables and flower arrangements.

We can be reached at 207.326.4445 or davidsfollyfarmstead@gmail.com

June 6, 2010

Planting "The Jungle" (Part 1)

This is the first installment showing the planting our high tunnel house. These shots were taken a couple of weeks ago and show our layout and trellising system for the house. "The Jungle" is 22 X 48 feet and can accommodate 6 - 44 foot beds, with one foot paths between 30 inch beds and a couple of feet of path at each end. The western most bed has been planted to a few varieties of cucumber spaced at two feet. I ran a cable across the ceiling supports to attach trellising to, and each plant has its own line which it will be clipped to as it grows.

Once all of the beds were made up we ran a tape measure down the middle of the to be tomato beds and marked and dug holes with a post hole digger at 18 inch spacing.

All of the tomato pots were laid out and planted in the dug out holes.

These four beds are planted with sun gold, apero, big beef, and 4 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. This was taken on May 25th, and the tomatoes have already shown a tremendous amount of growth since then. More recent photos to come in part two!

June 5, 2010

First Farmer's Market

We had our first farmer's market of the season on Tuesday in Brooksville. It was great to see everybody (a lot for the first time since last season) and we harvested out first cutting of arugula and mesclun. We also sold some of our extra tomato transplants, herbs and some wild flowers. The set up is a work in progress (we've acquired a sturdier tent already and are working on better signage and display aesthetics) but we were very happy with its first incarnation.