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Originally published in Compass, August 15, 2013
King Hill Farm Tour on Saturday

It’s August and the young crew at King Hill Farm is busy harvesting a wide variety of vegetables and processing poultry. On Saturday, August 17, meet farmers Amanda Provencher and Paul Schultz, their children, and apprentices at a tour of the farm from 2-4 p.m.

King Hill Farm is a diversified, organic, family farm located on Rt. 199 in North Penobscot. According to the owners, the land has been farmed with nothing but organic methods for over 30 years! Learn about their operations and how the diversity of the farm allows them to be a relatively closed system, minimizing off-farm inputs.

Blue Hill Heritage Trust holds an agricultural easement on the property, ensuring it will stay farmland forever. King Hill Farm products include over 20 varieties of organic vegetables available through their summer CSA, winter CSA, and at the Blue Hill Farmers Market; meats including beef, pork, turkey, and chicken available on the farm; and fall root crops—carrots, beets, rutabagas, parsnips, and turnips—available either on the farm or at the Blue Hill Co-op. 

This farm tour is one of six in a series that is sponsored this summer by Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Blue Hill Co-op. It is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Pre-register by contacting Eileen at 374-5118 or eileen@bluehillheritagetrust.org. More programs are listed on the BHHT website: bluehillheritagetrust.org.

The Trust currently owns or holds conservation easements on 6,266 acres of land throughout the Blue Hill Peninsula, including over 2,000 acres of farmland. The Co-op is a community market and café offering a wide range of fresh local and organic produce, dairy, meat, bread, beer and wine, baked goods, health and beauty products and bulk items. Find more online at bluehill.coop or call them at 374-2165.