farm story

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BKF Pigs

Black Kettle Farm, perched high on an windy ridge, is lined by rock walls and birch trees, with sprawling views, open fields, and constant sun. The farm, originated in 2009, by owner/operator Laura Neale, is nestled between the foothills of the White Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean in Lyman, Maine. Black Kettle cultivates 4 1/2 acres of diverse, certified organic vegetables and herbs, raises pastured pigs and is home to a young fruit orchard, honey bee hives, and an ever-expanding perennial flower and herb garden.


Black Kettle Farm, LLC is certified organic by the USDA and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). The farm also collaborates with the local branch of the National Resource and Conservation Service (NRCS) to create and implement an agriculturally inclined conservation plan.

Black Kettle Farm emphasizes ecological sustainability with crop productivity, while focusing on soil life and vitality to produce high quality, healthy and beautiful food.  All practices are executed with reverence to nature, and with a commitment to providing safe, vibrant and delicious produce to the Kettle community.ss43

Black Kettle Farm feeds over 100 households through a Community Supported Agriculture (
CSA) program, attends the weekly Portsmouth, New Hampshire Farmer’s Market, can be found on the tables of independently run restaurants on the Seacoast and participates in a Senior Share CSA program.  The farm also deeply believes in sharing in the abundance of the growing season and donates produce to the York County Shelter.


Black Kettle Farm was featured in the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Spring 2014 Newsletter. Learn more about the farm and check out the article on the MOFGA website.