For those of you not familiar with us, North Creek is a circa 1850's saltwater farm situated in Phippsburg, Maine. On a map you'll see that we are not far from the tip of Phippsburg, a long peninsula in mid-coast Maine, jutting into the Gulf of Maine. By road we are a very scenic 12 mile ride from route 1 in Bath and 4 miles from Popham Beach at the end of the peninsula.
I've been in the nursery business for over 25 years, a gardener much longer and written 2 books on roses and oodles of gardening articles. I practice a personalized and innovative form of organic gardening and am forever learning, experimenting and revising. I'm fond of referring to myself as a 'gardener of least resistance.'
North Creek is both home and place of business. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy our extensive ornamental display gardens and wander through the vegetable and cut flower plots. The gardens are at 'rose peak' late June and early July but well worth a visit from May through October in our moderate coastal climate.
-----"Agritourism"-----We offer our farm as a site for weddings and other special occassions whether large or small. We'd be delighted to share in these memorable experiences and can offer cut flowers, food from our gardens and cafe, photography and referals for others aspects of your event. Please contact us for more details.
Aside from the plant nursery, we sell our own organically grown produce, eggs and cut flowers. Our store features gardening related items, fair trade imports from Guatemala and Viet Nam plus fine cheeses, top notch wines and beers, natural meats, ethnic cooking ingredients, all sorts of groceries, etc. - to name but a few of the things you'll find here.
In addition we serve wholesome and delicious lunches to enjoy in the gardens, in our cafe, or on the go. Our cafe has been mentioned in Real Simple in August of 2005 and again in the spring of 2009, Gourmet in the summer of 2009, Downeast Magazine in the summer and winter of 2009 and 2010. We even had our Thai Curry Maine Shrimp Chowder included the the newest Maine Shrimp Cookbook, and we only have 11 chairs (inside)!
Downeast Magazine latest mention: January 2010
"This is a ridiculously cool place," raves chef Brian Hill of Francine Bistro in Camden. "It's right out of a Tolkien novel." Turns out this little farmstand is a hidden gem. An international gourmet food shop that showcases fresh produce from the farm garden (as available), this small establishment around the corner from Popham also serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. year-round. It's a great sandwich spot, and the cookies are truly memorable. Whatever you do, don't miss the strawberry-wineberry pie if it's offered!"
If you have never visited our beautiful peninsula, we have pristine beaches, an island campground, excellent harbors, miles of hiking trails, fishing villages, a fine array of B&B's, crusty old Mainers and still more!