Our small acreage diversified farm is named for our two Beauceron (Boh-seh-rohn) dogs. This is an ancient herding breed from France also known as Bas Rouge or 'red stockings' for the reddish fur on their feet. Wonderful companions and guardians on the farm. The image shows our dogs on one of their daily walks.
What started as a homestead is now a small acreage, diversified farm with several enterprises:
We enjoy teaching, writing and speaking about what we know. If you would like to learn more about our small farm; would like to buy native plants, native shrubs and native trees, visit us at these farmers' markets; or learn about gardening classes here.
More of our native seeds will be available in the fall 2023.
This year, we are proud to be part of the Journeyperson program through Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA). The program provides mentorship, technical assistance, business planning and other invaluable resources to beginning farmers in Maine.
In our second year of business, you will find our native plants for sale at the Orono (Saturdays) and Bangor Farmers Market (Sundays) from now until October!
Check our calendar for upcoming events.
Bas Rouge Farm & Forge is Veteran and Hispanic/Latina Owned. Glenn and Ivonne are your farmers.
GIS professional turned mushroom grower and beekeeper. Glenn is a USMC Veteran. He enjoys long walks with our Beaucerons, growing mushrooms for wholesale accounts and is the carrier of things around the farm!
Glenn holds several degrees in Engineering and recently became a certified optician. He also completed a beekeeping certificate from Heroes to Hives-MSU Extension and Growing Specialty Mushrooms from e Cornell.
Former Master Gardener Volunteer, Registered Maine Guide, hobby naturalist, writer, photographer and Blacksmith. Enjoys teaching, writing and speaking about native plants, gardening, pollinators, sustainability and farm/garden DIY projects. She has great passion for nature, plants and the land.
Ivonne holds certificates in Sustainable Landscape & Garden Management and Permaculture Design. Services & presentations in English & Spanish.
BAS ROUGE FARM & FORGE
Recipient of the 2022 NAPPC Farmer-Rancher Award USA
Congratulations & Felicidades to ALL of the recipients of the 2022 NAPPC Awards.
If you would like to learn more about the important work being done
on behalf of pollinators at the international, national and local levels by the
North American Pollinator Protection Campaign and Pollinator Partnership visit pollinator.org
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Bunchberry or Cornus canadensis in our nursery in 2022. Image by IVazquez