FROM AWAY FARM SOUTH CHINA, ME

A Permaculture inspired family homestead.

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Looking for Directions? Here they are!

From I-95 either North or South:

  • Take exit 113 to Route 3 East towards Belfast
  • Travel 17 miles until you pass under CMP lines and see a Laundromat to the right.
  • Turn right at the flashing yellow light onto Dirigo Road.
  • After the first house to the left will be Dirigo cemetery, the driveway with the large Hoop House next to it is ours.

From the Waterville area:

  • Take China Road out of Winslow until it becomes Lakeshore Drive/Route 202 West in China
  • When the China town hall is on your left, take the left shortly after onto Alder Park Rd
  • Cross Route 3 and the flashing yellow light onto Dirigo Road.
  • After the first house to the left will be Dirigo cemetery, the driveway with the large Hoop House next to it is ours.

From the Belfast area:

  • Travel Route 3 towards Augusta until you pass Tobey’s store on the right.
  • About 1.5 miles past Tobey’s, turn left onto Dirigo Road.
  • After the first house to the left will be Dirigo cemetery, the driveway with the large Hoop House next to it is ours.

GPS works well in our area, you can also enter our address

58 Dirigo Road
South China, ME 04358

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What We Do

  • Pastured Poultry

    As disciples of Joel Salatin, we utilize the pasture method for raising of Broiler Chickens, Thanksgiving Turkeys, and Eggs. As the seasons permit, our birds spend their days out in the field scratching the ground for insects, greens and wild seed. We also breed our laying hens to provide locals with spring layer chicks and sustainable meat birds.

  • Maine Woods Pork

    Pigs are one of the most intelligent domesticated animals, and one of the fastest animals to turn to a wild state if allowed to do so and this means that they have very strong instincts. The industrial method of raising pork simply doesn't allow a pig to be a pig. If it isn't a pig then what are you eating? Our pigs free range in a woodland paddock where they can engage in much of their natural behavior.

  • Produce

    Conventional methods of raising crops involves tilling the soil and making amendments year after year. Even when done organically, this requires an unsustainable amount of inputs, and contributes to soil erosion. Our gardens emulate nature where mulching prevents soil compaction, erosion, and weed competition while retaining moisture, building new soil, and allowing plant roots to naturally seek their required nutrient and acidity depths.

  • Other Goods

    There are many facets to any Homestead operation, and from time to time may produce excessive maple syrup, chaga, baked goods, preserves, as well as butter and cheeses using creme sourced from our neighborhood grass-fed dairies.

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  • 2017 Poult Order

    It’s that time of year already, the annual poult order. To reduce the cost to fellow homesteaders, farmers, and ourselves, we pool our orders with a major breeding stock supplier for commercial white turkeys. Broad-Breasted White Turkeys grow very fast, too fast to be done with most local feed store chick orders in the spring, […]

    By fromaway | January 15, 2017

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