We are Kelsey Herrington and Dominic Pascarelli, young farmers growing wholesome food for our community in Southern Maine.
We both grew up in rural communities – Kelsey on Vashon Island, Washington, and Dominic in Durham, Maine. We met as undergraduates at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. After individually deciding to pursue careers in agriculture, each of of us earned a Masters Degree, from Clark University, in Environmental Science and Policy.
While in school, Kelsey was the local Produce Manager for the Artichoke Food Coop and a Membership Coordinator for Heavens Harvest Farm’s 700+ member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in New Braintree, Massachusetts. Dominic was a Youth Mentor for the Regional Environmental Council’s YouthGROW (Growing and Raising Organics in Worcester) program, the core organizer and author of Clark University’s food waste composting program, and an avid community gardener.
After deciding to farm full-time following graduate school, we were accepted as apprentices at Maple Wind Farm in Huntington, Vermont. There we learned to manage and process 100% grass-fed beef and lamb as well as pasture-raised pork and poultry. In addition, that experience taught us to operate tractors and other agricultural equipment, drive draft horses, and most importantly, how to build soil to grow amazing grass.
Since we were interested to learn organic four-season winter vegetable production, we secured a second apprenticeship at Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, New York. It didn’t take long for us to get hooked on winter growing – we found harvesting fresh food in the dead of winter, for our loyal customers, to be incredibly rewarding. We continued working at Pleasant Valley for nearly a year, learning the many details involved in managing a successful organic, four-season vegetable farm.
Wanting to remain close to family, we moved back to Maine and established Two Farmers Farm in fall 2011. Currently we are transitioning to our new location at 720 US 1, Scarborough, ME. To learn how you can help with this transition, Visit our “Help Us Grow” page.