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“On Reading Wendell Berry”

From Guest Contributor Ryan Tahmaseb When I was asked to write something for Gromaine, my thoughts turned immediately to Wendell Berry. I had recently finished reading What Are People For?, a collection of Berry’s essays published in 1990 that centers around humanity’s troubled relationship with nature, place, and environment. The [...]

By |December 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Tremendous Tree Training: Really Recognizing Wreaths

Did I get a little carried away with the alliteration there? The temperatures are dropping, the deciduous leaves have fallen, and our evergreen needles are now set.  Thus commences another season of trekking into the woods to gather balsam fir, pine, cedar, moss, red osier dogwood, birch, and tamarack.  Be [...]

By |November 13th, 2015|Informational, Photography|0 Comments

Gunna Farm Now

Here are just some of the ways we prepare for a season of farming. Quotes from friends who've watched this: "It is so bad, it is almost good." "Eye of the Potato...You'd think we farm corn with this video." We'll take it! I think I really showcased the full range [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn Your Lettuces: An Overview of Organic Lettuce Types Grown by GROMAINE

We hope you've had a wonderful August and have been enjoying the summer growing season to its fullest extent.  Despite mid September sneaking up on us, we are continuing to grow dozens of different lettuces for our friends at restaurants, grocers and farmers markets.  Thanks also to all those who have [...]

By |September 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Honey Bees in Slo-Mo

How great is this video?  The footage was taken by Gromaine's own and beekeeper extraordinaire,  Justin Bouchard.  Gromaine has benefitted all spring and summer from Justin's hives.  His bees have been busy pollinating all sorts of plants vital to our farm.  Here are just a few, perhaps surprising, facts about [...]

By |July 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Case You Missed It

We've had some pretty stellar instagram photos so far this season if we do say so ourselves.  I'm pretty sure you can find every shade of green in existence in these pictures. Also, can we make this winking lettuce pic go viral?  I feel like it is at least as [...]

By |July 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 2: A Chat With Our Dad

Anyone who has stopped in for a visit to Noyes Flower & Plant Shoppe in the past 40 years, was likely greeted with a warm hello and, if lucky, a story from our father, Kimber Noyes. Recently, we were lucky enough to chat with Kimber about what it was like growing up [...]

By |May 23rd, 2015|Informational, Photography, podcasts, Stories|3 Comments

Time Lapses & Makes Way For Spring

"In Maine they have not a summer but a thaw." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Journal, 1844-1845, undated While in throws of winter, spring can be but a distant dream.  Yet inevitably, ice covered windshields yield to slushy driveways which paves the way to rutted mud tracks.  It seems to sneak [...]

By |April 30th, 2015|Videos|0 Comments

Appreciating Earth Day: The 21 Day Challenge

In this broad earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and slag, Enclosed and safe within its central heart, Nestles the seed of perfection. Walt Whitman (1819-1892). "Song of the Universal" (1), 1874, Leaves of Grass, 1855-1892 Amid the beeping, buzzing, babbling cacophony of our gadgets and surroundings, its easy [...]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Episode 1: A Chat With Our Grandmother

Everyone loves a good story and on our farm we have been growing them for generations. Jon and I grew up on a farm, just as our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents did. Having launched our business this past year, we are so proud to continue in their footsteps. As [...]

By |March 21st, 2015|podcasts|4 Comments