Hello! We’re Corey and Alicia, and in 2016, we had the opportunity to buy our dream home — an 1860s homestead in Somerville, Maine. We moved in, and hit the ground running, reviving the gardens, setting up fencing, planting trials of all sorts of varieties of vegetables, moving the bee hives up to the property, raising our chickens, and venturing into raising pigs.
When we moved to the farm, our primary goal was to try to grow and raise as much of our own food as possible – and take steps to a more sustainable lifestyle. As we’ve expanded, we’ve been able to share more and more of the food we’re producing with our friends and the community. We believe everyone should have access to ‘real food’ at a reasonable price, and have products available for sale on the farm by appointment, at our open farm hours in the winter, summer Open Farm Events, and Sundays from May-December at The Farmers Market at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm.
The farm has been a great vehicle to connect with the community, share our adventures with others who want to learn, and develop friendships with other farmers along the way.
In honor of Corey’s Dad who passed away from cystic fibrosis in 2006, we decided to name our place Briggs Farm and to incorporate into the logo a sun from a tattoo he had. Before he passed he had told us he hoped one day we would buy a big piece of land… a decade later we bought the homestead.