Fine Line Farm began in 2015 and is located on 90 acres of protected farmland. We have 8 acres of crop land, 2 in orchard, 20 in pasture, and the remaining is a combination of woodland and bog. The land has been farmed on and off for over one hundred and fifty years- evidenced by our beautiful old timber framed barn, the stand of old apple trees and the stories we hear around town. There is a vernal pond in the pasture, a swimming/fishing pond, walking trails in the woods, and a river in the back. It’s a pretty wonderful place to call home.
Farm like you’ll live forever….. Everything we do is looking toward the future health of this land and making it a great place for whomever is here after us.
We are unconventionally grown- that means no herbicides, no pesticides, no fungicides, and no chemical fertilizers. Not now. Not ever. We grow some 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables while practicing a diverse and complex crop rotation with multiple cover crops to build soil, combat pests and produce great tasting food. Our 150 hens are rotated through the pasture and cover crops helping in pest control, adding fertility and producing eggs with rich yolks.
Hubert McCabe has been a paper boy, a busboy, a waiter, a bartender, an after school counselor, a teacher, a social worker and now a farmer. He’s been at it now for over 15 years which is the longest he’s ever done anything.
Sarah Tompkins knew from a young age that she wanted to find a career where she used her hands. After art school she worked making things for various industries. While looking to get away from creating so much that headed towards the landfill, she ended up on a livestock farm in 2013. She’s never looked back.