Who We Are
Grassland Farm owner and manager, Sarah Smith, along with her three young children, can be found in many local food venues. In addition to having run her own certified organic farm since 2005, she has also been managing the Skowhegan Farmers’ Market since 2006 and opened a local food aggregation and distribution business called The Pickup in 2011. She has successfully put Central Maine on the map for collaboration and food access issues. Sarah has represented farmers all over Maine and nationally at events in Washington, D.C. Prior to coming home to Maine, she worked as the student crew boss of the pastured pork operation and co?managed the garden at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. where she majored in biology.
Growing up in Central Maine, Jason was raised with a love of the Maine outdoors. He found his way to farming after years of working for small corporate businesses in Maine. He started off with small livestock, raising them with his two children for personal use. Through his connection to farmers as a customer of the Waterville Farmers’ Market, he found his way to Grassland Organic Farm in Skowhegan where he first volunteered seeding and harvesting. His dedication earned him a paid job where today after two years on the farm, he helps manage the four acres of mixed vegetables, 50 cow organic dairy, and pasture raised pigs and chickens.
Eric grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas with a deep love for animals from turtles to his family dogs. He and Sarah were neighbors in Swannanoa, NC where he lived on a hobby farm with goats, chickens, and a large family of dogs. After spending a number of years working as a chef and restaurant manager, he moved to the farm in Maine just before Sarah purchased the farm in 2007. His passion for animals lend itself well to the dairy where he found his deep love and passion for the cows. Having worked for the farm all these years, he took over the position as herdsman at Grassland Organic Farm in 2014. He manages the dry cows, calves, and heifers as well as oversees the management intensive grazing of the milking herd.