About Us

The Morris Farm is an educational nonprofit, a 501(c)(3).  We offer programming designed to provide children and adults with the knowledge and skills needed to understand sustainable agriculture, environmental, and nutrition concepts, to grow, process and cook their own food, and to support the local food system, especially our growing population of farmers.  

 

Programs for children include vacation and summer farm camps, a variety of agriculture and nutrition-focused classes in local schools and on the farm, as well as field trips that cater to busloads of children from schools in the midcoast area. All education programs provide hands-on, real life experiences for children of all levels and academic ability.  Educational opportunities for adults include classes, lectures, demonstrations, as well as hands-on experiences.

 

Adult education programs range from cooking and preserving, to gardening and crafting workshops, to lectures and presentations by experts on agricultural and environmental sustainability and other mission-related topics.  We welcome ideas for educational programs and will work with you to create a class.

Founded in 1995, the Morris Farm was created in an effort 

to preserve and operate one of the last remaining farms in Wiscasset. In the ensuing years, trustees, community volunteers, members, and staff have worked tirelessly to restore and expand the farm's buildings and care for the land. We are now a "Forever Farm," as designated by the Maine Farmland Trust.

 

Our 50 acres currently supports a resident farmer, Lauren Bruns, who is a MOFGA Journeyperson and operates Lost & Found Farm, which grows flowers, vegetables and herbs.  We also pasture cows and sheep from Straw's Farm and provide land for a University of Maine Extension Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, a school/farm camp garden, the Margaret Ellis Community Garden, and an independent solar farm.  Ten acres of our land is wooded and features a trail that connects to the Sortwell Forrest and the Wiscasset Town Trails.

In addition to our own classes and programs, community groups often use our facility.  Currently, the Dam Jam Fiddlers and the Sheepscot Spinners meet in our Learning Center.  We also rent the Learning Center, barn and portions of the land for a variety of events, including weddings.

Founded in 1995, the Morris Farm was created in an effort 

to preserve and operate one of the last remaining farms in Wiscasset. In the ensuing years, trustees, community volunteers, members, and staff have worked tirelessly to restore and expand the farm's buildings and care for the land. We are now a "Forever Farm," as designated by the Maine Farmland Trust.

 

Our 50 acres currently supports a resident farmer, Lauren Bruns, who is a MOFGA Journeyperson and operates Lost & Found Farm, which grows flowers, vegetables and herbs.  We also pasture cows and sheep from Straw's Farm and provide land for a University of Maine Extension Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, a school/farm camp garden, the Margaret Ellis Community Garden, and an independent solar farm.  Ten acres of our land is wooded and features a trail that connects to the Sortwell Forrest and the Wiscasset Town Trails.

In addition to our own classes and programs, community groups often use our facility.  Currently, the Dam Jam Fiddlers and the Sheepscot Spinners meet in our Learning Center.  We also rent the Learning Center, barn and portions of the land for a variety of events, including weddings.

The Morris Farm operates a farm store that sells products from local farms & artisans. This includes items like raw milk, free-range eggs, fresh local vegetables, cheese, canned goods, berries and fruit (depending on the season), beef, pork, chicken, fresh fish delivered from Port Clyde fresh Catch, jellies, canned vegetables, body care items, crafts, books and many other wonderful products!  Most suppliers of goods sold in the store are located within a 30-mile radius.  The store can process EBT purchases and provides Farm Fresh Rewards for SNAP beneficiaries as part of our effort to make nutritious, locally-grown food available to everyone in our community.  

 

In addition, the Farm has an AmeriCorps/VISTA project that works on food security issues within Lincoln County.  Its goals are to develop the capacity of the Morris Farm to serve those facing food insecurity directly and to provide structures for local organizations and farmers to work together.

All of our programs rely on participation from community volunteers and utilize the farm's land and animals to foster respect for the earth and to instill a sense of shared responsibility for the wise stewardship of natural resources.