About

Spruce Mill Farm grows a diverse variety of extended seasonal vegetables, raises pastured pork and meat birds and offers limited Community Supported Agriculture shares.  Everything about the farm is sustainable and done as efficient as possible.   Spruce Mill Farm is not certified organic through MOFGA but does apply all of the same practices to their growing techniques.  Located in the heart of rural Maine, the farm is operated and owned by Dustin and Natasha Colbry.

We JUST opened a new storefront in the heart of Dover-Foxcroft, located at 920 West Main Street!  We are so excited to share this venture with our community and offer locally sourced, farm fresh vegetables, dairy, artisan cheeses, eggs, fresh breads, pastries and more.  Call the store at 564-0300 or, even better, stop in! Our hours of operation are:

Sunday – CLOSED

Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday – CLOSED

Wednesday – 7:00am-5:30pm

Thursday – 7:00am-5:30pm

Friday – 7:00am-5:30pm

Saturday – 8:00am-3:00pm

Loyal To Our Soil

Dustin and Natasha both have roots in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.  After graduating from Foxcroft Academy in 2005 & 2006 they headed west to Driggs, ID for a year of skiing and hiking at the base of the Grand Tetons.   Following the urge to go back to school, they came back to Maine and attended The University of Maine Farmington where they were immersed in local agriculture, food, education and science.  Through their natural science education they were able to have many opportunities volunteering and visiting with various farms around Farmington.  During college Dustin coached freestyle skiing for Carabassett Valley Academy and Natasha worked at The Homestead serving, prepping food and catering.  Dustin graduated with a BS in Environmental Science and Natasha graduated with a BA in Geology and Chemistry in May 2012.  Post college, Dustin went on to apprentice under Eliot Coleman at Four Season Farm.  Eliot is well known for creating modular cold frames and growing through all four seasons in Maine.  Prior to the growing season of 2014, Natasha worked for Sanborn Maps operating aerial cameras.

It’s important to Dustin and Natasha that they promote their farm not only for the benefits of eating local and healthy but also using it as an educational tool for the local youth.   Maine has an aging population and youth retention is vital to keep a healthy economy in the near future.

Meet Natasha; the farm wife, cook, baker, Picataquis County UMaine Coop Ext Executive Committee Member, artist, photographer, blogger & crafter

Meet Natasha; the farm wife, cook, baker, earth scientist, Picataquis County UMaine Coop Ext Executive Committee Member, artist, photographer, blogger & crafter

Meet Dustin; Farmer, grower, animal caretaker, green thumb haver, scientist, skier & fisher

Meet Dustin; Farmer, grower, animal caretaker, green thumb haver, scientist, skier & fisher man.

Dustin and Natasha at The Dover Cove Market Place Farmers' Market in Dover-Foxcroft.  The market is open on Saturdays from 9-1 and Tuesdays from 2-6!

Dustin and Natasha at The Dover Cove Market Place Farmers’ Market in Dover-Foxcroft. The market is open on Saturdays from 9-1 and Tuesdays from 2-6!

Around the Farm

Spruce Mill Farm is a biointensive, sustainable farm growing on just over 2 acres of land.  Currently in production, we have two greenhouses and five outdoor beds as well as pastured pork and chickens!

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The greenhouses being built Fall 2013

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An aerial photo of the farm thanks to Google Earth

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A panoramic view of the big house.

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Tucking the veggies in last Fall with row covers to help keep them warm!

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Got our first installment today at Mountains Market. We are delighted with the quality and assortment of produce. Great job!!!

    Thank you.

  2. Hello! We came by your site via the label on your tasty Line Road Sourdough loaf. I make my big round breads in a cast iron dutch oven in our wood-burning Home-Comfort 1934 cook stove from end of Sept. through June. Too hot lately. Your bread has a special chewiness that I love. Stephanie and I are in our 60s and 70s respectively but came to Maine post retiring from retail in NJ. (UGH) We’ve built 2 greenhouses with Coleman’s plans as a starting point. Now we have 2 goats and 18 hens. Trying to be bona fide homesteaders. You two are really gettin’ it done! So exciting to see a youth community returning to the real life here in Maine. Trying to talk my son, Justin and his love, Alice to come up for the Common Ground Fair and get hooked.

    We’ll be following your site. Thanks.

    Stephanie and Danielle

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