Katherine Creswell and Spencer Nietmann met at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where Katherine was managing the Bowdoin Organic Garden and Spencer was studying biology. They both moved on to manage different farms in Maine; Spencer was the farm manager at Point Lookout Resort in Northport, ME, and Katherine was the farm manager at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, ME. They moved together to North Idaho in the spring of 2016 to Spencer's family's property in Clark Fork and started Moose Meadow Farm. They are honored to be your farmers, and bring expertise, enthusiasm and a healthy dose of liberal arts college figure-it-out-ness to this enterprise.
Our number one goal is to grow and sell the tastiest, healthiest, freshest produce money can buy all year long. To meet that goal, we have established a few guiding principles. After initial ground prep, we do not till the soil at all. We aim for biodiversity, astute observation, and thoughtful practices to keep pests, diseases and weeds to a minimum. We see sprays of any kind- organically approved or not- as bandaid approaches to farm problems and instead look for permanent solutions to avoid problems. We maintain a clean and tidy farm that is welcoming to visitors and a pleasant place to work. Our systems are always evolving to be the most efficient and effective so that we are able to produce more food on less space and with less effort, thereby providing our customers a better service and allowing us to enjoy our chosen lifestyle more fully.