about the farmer
Farm Owner and Manager - Sarah Longstreth
After nearly 12 years away, Sarah has returned to the area to finally start a farm of her own. Well before starting Good Stead Farm, she graduated college with a degree in Anthropology and Gender & Women's studies. But concerned with her lack of physical, practical know-how, she quickly shifted her focus and took on farming as an apprentice at a small, organic farm in Down East Maine. She liked it enough to continue on in the field and later worked multiple seasons as an Agricultural Educator in Minnesota, as an Apprentice at a raw dairy farm in Maine, a Livestock Manager at another, and so on. As it turned out, a trip back to the Middle East - working and spending time on small family farms in Jordan and Egypt - is what solidified her need for an operation of her own. Though she's started small, she's looking forward to growing the farm a little more with each passing season.