We are young farmers excited about growing a healthy, robust, and ecologically sustainable local food system.
We both grew up in farming communities, Kelsey on Vashon Island, Washington and Dominic in Durham, Maine. We discovered our passions for agriculture while in our early 20s, working toward Masters Degrees in Environmental Science & Policy at Clark University. At the time, Kelsey was researching sustainable meat production while working for a local farm. Dominic was a Youth Mentor for an urban gardening program, and a core organizer for Clark’s food waste composting system.
After graduation, we apprenticed at Maple Wind Farm in Vermont. Farmers Bruce Hennessey & Beth Whiting taught us to raise grass-fed beef and lamb and pasture-raised pork and poultry. We learned to use tractors, make hay, drive horses, and build nutrient-rich soil.
Next, we moved to Pleasant Valley Farm in upstate New York where Paul & Sandy Arnold run a year-round vegetable farm. We were instantly hooked on winter growing and the satisfaction of providing high-quality produce to customers every week of the year.
Wanting to remain close to family, we returned to Maine and established Two Farmers Farm in 2011. We enjoy farming for its challenges, the beautiful landscape we work in, and the wonderful community of growers and eaters that we are part of.
Read more about us in Press.
Thank you for supporting Maine’s Organic family farms,
Kelsey Herrington & Dominic Pascarelli
Farmer-owners, Two Farmers Farm