Haymart's Farms


Haymart currently owns and operates 14 farms (over 4,200 acres) either directly or through affiliates in Arkansas, Missouri and Nebraska and Maine as well as a mill and processing facility in Patten, Maine.  Most of our farms are in Maine in close proximity to our Patten facility.  We have grown dramatically in the past two years and to continue expanding our acreage and scope of products in the future.

Most of our farms are in the process of being certified organic and the majority of our farm ground is classed as "Farmland of Statewide Importance."  We prefer to buy abandoned farms or ones that have been completely over-forested.  By focusing on good land that has not been used in agricultural production for many years, we gain comfort that our land will be free from dangerous chemicals and that we will be able to control the standards under which food is grown.  


High Meadow Farm

Size:  500 Acres
Location:  Cow Team Road, Crystal, Maine
Growing:  Organic Wheat
Certifications:  
USDA Organic, MOFGA

High Meadow Farm looks like it belongs in the  “Hills are Alive” scene from the “Sound of Music.”  It is a beautiful farm and a special place. About 370 acres of the former “Beattie Farm” had been abandoned and forested over with the remaining 130 acres used as passively-managed hay fields.   

Haymart bought the farm from a conservationist in 2013. While the farm had been in agricultural production for decades, many of the productive fields had forested over and we needed to build a new road network and extensively rock clear.  The result is beautiful, organic fields that haven't been touched by non-orgainc compounds in decades.    


Grandpa's Mettle Farm

Size: 439 Acres
Location: Route 11, Patten, Maine
Growing: N/A
Certifications: Organic Certification Pending

Grandpa's Mettle Farm is a previously abandoned farm that sits on Route 11 (a beautiful Scenic Byway).  We actually found lots of mid-1900s era equipment strewn about what was mostly a forest when we bought it.  Haymart is in the process of clearing away the trees and overgrowth and using the wood from select larger trees for "Hotties" premium wood pellets and less desireable biomass to heat and power Patten Mill and be sold off to other mills.  Nothing goes to waste.

Grandpa's Mettle Farm abuts a corner of High Meadow Farm to the southeast.  The combined property is large enough that it actually spans two towns (Crystal and Patten). We plan to plant organic soybeans on Grandpa's Mettle Farm in 2015.



Falling Barn Farms

Size: 86.5 Acres
Location: Route 11, Patten, Maine
Growing: N/A
Certifications: Organic Certification Pending

Falling Barn Farms is a small, abandoned farm that we bought in a tax sale from the Town of Patten.  It is adjacent to High Meadow Farm and Grandpa's Mettle Farm and less than a mile from Haymart's Patten Mill.  The farm sits on Route 11 (a scenic by-way that is framed by a patchwork of beautiful farms and is punctuated by the carts of the many Amish families that neighbor us and that farm the region).  The farm has been reclaimed in late 2014 and early 2015.  It has great soils and we plan to plant organic soybeans in 2015.  



Hidden Heirloom Orchard

Size: 40 Acres
Location: Route 11, Patten, Maine
Growing: Organic Apples
Certifications: Organic Certification Pending

We found Hidden Heirlooms Orchard in the middle of a forest.  There were groves and groves of heirloom apple trees that hadn't been tended to for decades.  With the loving help of local Amish families and experts from the University of Maine, we've been reclaiming the orchard.  Given the complexity and time that the project has taken, we unfortunately won't have a crop in 2016 but hope to begin selling apples in Summer 2017.  We can't wait to taste some apple varieties that literally may not exist other than in our orchard!



Rock Island Farms

Size: 154 Acres
Location: Town Line Road, Hersey, Maine
Growing: Organic Rye
Certifications: 
USDA Organic, MOFGA

Rock Island Farms has the distinction of having the finest soils of the farms that Haymart owns.  After having spent many years as a potato farm, Haymart is in the process of converting the farm to organic production.  Because non-organic methods were used as late as 2013, it will be a number of years before we fully convert the farm into organic production.



Casey's Fishtale Farm

Size: 185 Acres
Location: Clark Road, Patten, Maine
Growing: Organic Soybeans, Organic Barley, Organic Oats
Certifications: USDA Organic, MOFGA

Casey's Fishtale Farm was the farm where our owner's son first drove a tractor and is a special place for us.  We're currently growing soybeans, barley & oats on this farm and hope to package them for sale on our website later in 2016.


Gina's Gourmet Garden

Size: 4 Acres
Location: Cow Team Road, Crystal, Maine
Growing: Planning to grow organic vegetables in 2017

Certifications: Organic Certification Pending

We have been plowing out a portion of High Meadow Farm that is near town and can be used for gourmet organic vegetables (Gina's Gourmet Garden) and organic herbs (Haymart Happy Herb) and hope to partner with local aspiring organic farmers to develop them for summer 2017.


Haymart Happy Herb

Size: 2 Acres
Location: Cow Team Road, Crystal, Maine
Growing: Planning to grow organic herbs in 2017
Certifications: Organic Certification Pending

We have been plowing out a portion of High Meadow Farm that is near town and can be used for gourmet organic vegetables (Gina's Gourmet Garden) and organic herbs (Haymart Happy Herb) and hope to partner with local aspiring organic farmers to develop them for summer 2017.



Old River Homestead

Size: 1,152 Acres
Location: Route 116, Old Town, Alton & Argyle Maine
Growing: Planning to plant organic blueberries in 2017
Certifications: Organic Certification Pending

Old River Homestead was the first farming property that we bought in Maine and we were taken by how a "bottom ground" property could be a forest.  Sure enough that when we looked around the property, we found old stone steps and the ruins of an old farmhouse.  We're sure that the property was farmed many years ago.  The property is bisected by miles of frontage on Birch Stream.  It's a beautiful property and we look forward to developing it into our first organic blueberry farm.


Enfield Plantation (757 acres, Enfield, Maine).


Sandy Spring Farm (320 acres, Bushnell, NE).*


Bayou Berm Farm (339 acres, Augusta, AR).*


* = Owned by affiliates in Missouri, Nebraska and Arkansas, respectively.










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