New Beat Farm
Promoting a new generation of farmers
In an effort to utilize farm resources and reduce its use of fossil fuels, Adrienne and Ken did all of their farm work by hand and with the aid of Belgian draft horses. Like a growing number of young farmers in America, the two see the benefits of utilizing traditional draft power and incorporating animals, like their horses, into new systems of agriculture.
Recently, to help the farm extend its growing season and provide customers with more food through the spring and winter months, ShadeFund loaned New Beat Farm funds to put up a 22 by 96 foot greenhouse for winter vegetable production and early tomatoes. Since Maine has such a short growing season, this field greenhouse will dramatically extend the farm’s growing season and allow for an increase in farm revenue.
Both Adrienne and Ken are natives to Maine with a desire to reinvigorate the agrarian communities that are at the heart of the state’s history and promote a new generation of farmers.
New Beat Farm repays ShadeFund loan
ShadeFund is pleased to announce that New Beat has successfully paid off its $4,000 loan. More
Feature on Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assn
New Beat Farm was featured in a post on Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association More
Meet the Organic Farmers of New Beat Farm
Two young farmers with a desire to reinvigorate Maine agrarian communities. More
The Shareholders of New Beat Farm
Support from shareholders in its CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and customers at the local farmers market have kept business thriving at New Beat Farm. More