Welcome to Twin Villages Foodbank Farm

…where YOU can help grow fresh, delicious food for all to share in Lincoln County, Maine.

What’s new at the Farm

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Farm Fresh for Free

News Center Maine’s Don Carrigan interviewed Sara, Meg, Kelsey, and volunteers about Twin Villages Foodbank Farm this month about the farm’s mission to grow healthy food for donation to the community. (more…)

big onions, ready to harvest

An abundant harvest, in spite of the rain

Despite an unusually wet growing season, Twin Villages Foodbank Farm has been bringing in full and heavy harvests – as much as 2,500 in a week! (more…)

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Community Spotlight on the Farm

We are very grateful for our community partners at The First, who not only provide generous financial support, but who helped us create an inspiring video about our work together. (more…)

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A fresh take on farm-to-table in the food pantry

Across the country over the past year, monumental job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic created more need than ever for food basics. However, some of the people that work in Maine’s robust (more…)

With your help, we are digging in to feed one another

Established in 2015, Twin Villages Foodbank Farm grows vegetables using organic growing practices on three acres of land, located at Coastal Rivers’ Salt Bay Farm. ALL of the food we grow is donated to food pantries and youth programs in Lincoln County.

Together, we’ve accomplished so much in our first seven seasons!

  • We got a little help from local students.
    The Farm has hosted over 1000 student and adult volunteers. Great Salt Bay Community School (GSB) brings busloads of students at a time to shovel and rake in compost, plant seedlings, weed, and water. GSB has been a great partner in growing good food for our community. FARMS Community Kitchen has also been onsite to prepare food with students in the field as they volunteer, offering recipes and a taste test of what’s in season. Volunteers from Lincoln Academy helped move heavy crops into storage and clean up onions for delivery.
  • We now have a way to keep vegetables fresh even longer
    We’ve built a 16 x 20′ walk-in storage cooler in the Darrows Barn at Coastal Rivers’ Round Top Farm. This means we can grow and store more food – and we can make deliveries well into winter, when the need is greatest.
  • We are making the soil better than we found it – and making a positive impact in a changing climate
    We use a minimal-till system, which improves soil organic matter, boosts soil diversity, and traps more carbon in the soil. By taking carbon out of the atmosphere and keeping it in the soil, we are limiting the severity of climate change. This method also absorbs rainwater more quickly during storm events, which lessens run-off and reduces the effects of dry spells. These practices involve using lots of cover crops and organic compost, mulching with organic matter, and using large ground tarps to blanket the soil and create a weed-free growing area.
  • We delivered a LOT of food to seven pantries and five youth programs in 2022!
    Because we are growing a lot more food, we are able to deliver it to more places. Food from the farm goes to food pantries in Boothbay, Damariscotta/Newcastle, Jefferson, New Harbor, Waldoboro, Whitefield, and Wiscasset, as well as the YMCA Daycare, Newcastle Head Start, and backpack programs at Boothbay Regional Schools, Great Salt Bay Community School, and Wiscasset Elementary School. We grew and delivered 45,000 pounds of food this season, AND took in 51,000 pounds from other sources!


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Growing good food, growing community

You are making a difference

“Fresh produce means a healthy option for me and my family, so that we can avoid processed food and keep a healthy lifestyle on a lower budget–BRAVO!”
Letter from a Help Yourself Shelf client

“Fresh veggies are one of my favorite foods. I appreciate this food pantry SO much!”

“Thank you for the fresh produce–I eat a lot of it and love to cook w/ fresh veggies.”
Letter from a Help Yourself Shelf client

“I have been eating them because they are more healthy for me and I can’t have sugars.”
Letter from a Help Yourself Shelf client

“I hadn’t had a fresh salad in over a year until the fresh produce was donated to the pantry. It’s a slice of heaven for people who rely on food stamps.”
Anne, Wiscasset

“There is a lot of silent hunger here as people are either unable to make it to pantry hours or have a hard time asking for help. I’ve been taking extra vegetables to my neighbors.”
Food pantry client

“You should know that there have been several comments from clients about how the produce has made such a difference in their lives. Stand proud and tall.”
Gretchen Burleigh-Johnson, Wiscasset food pantry director

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