Happytown_WorkersAre you looking for healthy, local, farm-fresh food this season?

Simplify your summer and join FAM’s Union-Supported Agriculture (USA) program by purchasing a share!  

USA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and members who share in the risk and bounty of sustainable agriculture. Happy Town Farm supplies vegetables and cut flowers. The MOFGA certified organic diversified farm is nestled in the hills of North Orland. Its operations include 4 acres of vegetable gardens, cut flowers, sheep, pigs, poultry, a sustainable woodlot, & small-scale sugaring. Owners Paul & Karen Volckhausen are committed to organic, sustainable practices.

  •  Members pick up a weekly share of a farm’s vegetable harvest at an Eastern Maine location.  You can pick them up at the following locations:Brewer, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Orono and Orland.
  •  Members pay for their shares at the beginning of the season or work at the farm!
  •  We provide opportunities to purchase other local foods like eggs, canned goods, and meats.

USA is a “community union” of people based on the belief that union values of mutual aid, support, & solidarity, together with fair & local food will make for a more vibrant & healthy community.

A variety of vegetable shares and flower shares are available. Vegetable shares come in two sizes. Exact quantities of vegetables will vary according to growing conditions, but we find that the larger size  is sufficient for about four people, while the smaller size is  right for two.

Vegetable Shares Size No. of Weeks Cost
Super Veggie Lovers 4+ people 18 $450
Veggie Lovers 4+ people 16 $400
Height of the Season 4+ people 10 $260
Super Mini 2+ people 18 $280
Not-So-Mini 2+ people 16 $250
Mini 2+ people 10 $165
Work Share Depends on hrs worked Any 4 or 8 hrs labor/wk


18 week share season: June 23- Oct. 20

16 week share season: June 23 – Oct. 6

10 week share season: July 7 – Sept. 8

We highly encourage people to consider a Work Share.  Work at the farm for 4 or 8 hours (depending on the size of share) every week in exchange for your farm share. No experience is necessary. USA’s success depends on Work Share participants fulfilling their commitments to work at the farm throughout the season. 

USA members pay at the start of the season. This commitment provides needed financial support so that the farm can invest in growing food for the season.

Questions? Contact Kate Sheridan, Agriculture Organizer at FAM: 613.5285

To sign up, please contact Paul and Karen directly: pkvolckhausen@escrap.com  or 667-9212


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