FCT Purchases Agricultural Easement Protecting Winter Hill Farm

Farmland at Winter Hill Farm is now permanently protected by an agricultural easement. On May 23 Freeport Conservation Trust purchased an easement on 50 acres off Wardtown Road, culminating several years of work and involving multiple participants.

The vision of the farm’s previous owners, Jim Stampone and Kate LeRoyer, led to protection in perpetuity of the farm’s good soils and open space. Sarah Wiederkehr and Steve Burger now run a growing business at the farm, producing milk, yogurt and cheese, meat and vegetables. You can purchase their dairy products at Bow Street Market and Royal River Natural Foods, at a farmers’ market, through a season-long CSA, or by placing an order for pick up at the farm.

FCT was able to purchase the easement with generous support from the state’s Land for Maine’s Future program, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Winter Hill Farm LLC and FCT members.

Find Winter Hill Farm at a farmers’ market:
Yarmouth on Thursdays, 3-6
Freeport on Fridays, 1-5
Lewiston on Sundays, 9-12

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