Meeting House Herb Farm in Scarborough, Maine
As an herbalist, Emily Springer was having difficulty finding local freshly dried herbs. She comes from a farming family so when she and her partner Scott found an old historic farm site in Scarborough, Maine dating back to 1731, it seemed only natural to start her own organic herb farm (and quit her corporate job of 20 years!). Meeting House Herb Farm was founded by Emily & Scott with their twin boys in 2017. The land seems happy to have returned to its' farming roots and the Springer family does too.
On 2.5 acres Meeting House Herb Farm now grows over 80 different medicinal herbs and has a market garden of organic heirloom vegetables. MHF is a beautiful example of a suburban farmstead - growing to support family and community on a small bit of land within a residential neighborhood.
In 2019 Meeting House Herb Farm was certified organic by MOFGA. We also grow biodynamically and biodynamic is the BEST organic.
We plant and harvest according to the moon cycle. Herbs grown on the farm are used as fertilizers, and as support for plants under pest or fungal pressure. Mycorhizal fungi is our passion as is healthy soil. A primary goal of ours is to improve soil health every year.
See our MOFGA certified certificate here.
2019 was also the year that Emily founded the Meeting House Farm herb growers collabortive, inviting other Maine growers to join her in creating an online herbal farmer's market at www.meetinghouse.farm. This collaborative was built to meet a need in the community. To bridge a gap in access between locally grown herbs and the people that needed them. Today, there are over 20 farm partners growing for Meeting House Farm and you can find MHF herbs at a growing number of storefronts, groceries and co-ops in Maine.