The constant swish-swish of skis
My dog, trotting barefoot
Word spreads quickly
Hidden in the vines
of marshmallow snow
on a branch,
await the trigger of my hat
to melt their way down my back.
Deep in the tomato jungle
Fruits of yellow, purple and red
Tell of their readiness
To go to market.
Snowflakes hurry through my flashlight beam,
As my boots knead new snow with spring mud,
On my nightly Hajj to keep the boil alive,
For as long as possible until the dawn,
To match the power of the flowing sap,
With my meager evaporator and will.
The prize at the finish line are jars of syrup
Directions to Snakeroot Organic Farm
Snakeroot Organic Farm, 27 Organic Farm Road (off the Snakeroot Road), Pittsfield ME
04967. Tom may be contacted at email@example.com or 207-416-5417. Lois may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-416-5418.
We are 3 miles from Exit 150 onI-95, just under an hour north of Augusta, or 35 miles south of Bangor.
From Exit 150, I-95 Northbound: At the end of the ramp, take a left, go under the bridge. Take your second left, in about three miles. This is the Snakeroot Road, and we are 1/2 mile on the right. Our driveway is called Organic Farm Road. You can see our driveway across from a green mail box "27 Organic Farm Rd.".
From Exit 150, I-95 Southbound: At the end of the ramp, take a right. Go three and a half miles to the Snakeroot Road on the left. We are 1/2 mile down on the right. Our driveway—called Organic Farm Road—is opposite the first house on the left. You can see our sign about 100 feet down our driveway.
From Route 2, from Skowhegan: You cross the town line into Pittsfield at a roadside lake. You can get to us by the second or third right. (The first right, the Wilson Road, is a dead end.) For the shortest route take the Higgins Road, the second right, about a mile from the town line. In about a mile and a half, the Snakeroot Road is a right in about 1/2 mile. We are 1/2 mile on the right. All you can see is our driveway across from green mail box "27 Organic Farm Rd.". Or, the third right after crossing the town line into Pittsfield is the Phillips Corner Road. Take that to a crossroad, where you take a right. Snakeroot Road is the next left, in about a mile. Our driveway is 1/2 mile down on the right, and is called Organic Farm Road. Our driveway is opposite the first house on the left. You can see our sign about 100 feet down our driveway.
From Route 100 from the south: From the Waterville - Fairfield area, take Rt 100 north to Burnham Junction (where you cross two sets of railroad track within a few hundred feet). Snakeroot Road is on the left approximately 3 miles from Burnham Junction. Follow Snakeroot Road about 4 miles until you pass the Webb Road on the right. Now start looking for our dirt driveway—called Organic Farm Road—on left in about a half mile, opposite a white farmhouse on right. See our sign about 100 feet down driveway. If you miss it, you'll get to the end of the Snakeroot Road in 1/2 mile. Turn around and try again.
From Unity: Take the Prairie Road (first right after the bridge on School St - Rt 139) heading out of Unity toward Waterville. At the second four corners, there will be a pair of flashing stop lights. Take a left here and continue to Burnham Junction at Route 100. Take a right onto Route 100. Snakeroot Road is on the left approximately 3 miles from Burnham Junction. (If you pass a hydro dam on your right, you've just missed it!) Follow Snakeroot Road about 4 miles. Look for our dirt driveway—called Organic Farm Road—on left opposite a white farmhouse on right. See our sign about 100 feet down driveway. If you miss it, you'll get to the end of the Snakeroot Road in 1/2 mile. Turn around and try again.
27 Organic Farm Road, Pittsfield Maine 04967
owned and operated by
Tom Roberts & Lois Labbe
Tom: Tom@snakeroot.net (cell) 207-416-5417
Lois: Lois@snakeroot.net (cell) 207-416-5418
Gardening for the public since 1995.
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