The farm is named for our two Beauceron (Boh-seh-ron) dogs, an ancient herding breed from France. They are also known as 'bas rouge' or 'red stockings' for the reddish fur on their legs.
What started as a homestead is now a small, 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 purchase native plants, shrubs and trees, visit us at these markets; or learn about gardening classes here.
NEW IN 2023:
We are very proud to be part of the 2023 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.
Visit our booth at the Orono Farmers Market (second year); and our NEW market locations at the Brewer Farmers Market (on alternating Saturdays) and Bangor Farmers Market (Sundays) Late May through October!
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 and is the carrier of things around the farm!
Glenn holds several degrees in Engineering. Most recently, he completed a beekeeping certificate from Heroes to Hives-MSU Extension and Growing Specialty Mushrooms from e Cornell.
Master Gardener, 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.
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