Welcome to Twin Villages Foodbank Farm

…where YOU can help grow fresh, delicious food for our neighbors in need in Lincoln County, Maine.


What’s new at the Farm

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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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See the farm on Channel 6 News!

Guess who came by to visit? Don Carrigan and crew did a piece on the farm recently, featuring Sara, Meg, and Kaitlyn, and highlighting our mission as well as our partnership with Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust. (more…)

Meg, Sara, Kaitlyn and Adley receiving award

TVFF Wins Innovation Award

Twin Villages Food Bank Farm co-founders Megan Taft and Sara Cawthon won the second annual Innovation Award presented by the Coulombe Center for Health Improvement. The recipients were awarded at the Boothbay(more…)

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Farming with kid-power

“I enjoyed harvesting beets and carrots. I learned there is a place that grows and gives produce to people who need it. It means a lot to me to be a part of it.” So wrote Zoie Wells, a fifth grader at Great Salt Bay (GSB) Community School (more…)


With your help, we are digging in to feed our neighbors

Established in 2016, 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 four seasons!

  • We got a little help from local students.
    The Farm has hosted over 500 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’ll be able to 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 are moving towards a no-till system, which improves soil organic matter and boosts soil diversity. At the same time, no-till gardening 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. The no-till soil also absorbs rainwater more quickly during storm events, which lessens run-off and reduces the effects of dry spells.

    Our no-till 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 2019!
    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 50,000 pounds of food this season, AND brought in nearly 10,000 pounds from other sources!

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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!”
Lorraine

“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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