The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market features the freshest, most delicious vegetables in the region—plenty to choose from, every week. This week, we’ll focus on one of our fine produce vendors: Meadowfall Farm from Parsonsfield, Maine. Alisha Langerman and Evan O’Day-Senior are known at the market for the unusual and heirloom vegetables and wild edibles they offer, bringing color, beauty and a spark of adventure to the market every week. Their tiny farm in Parsonsfield is planted intensively, and they supplement that harvest with foods foraged from local meadows, forests, bogs and beaches.
Alisha and Evan met as teenagers at The New School, an alternative high school in Kennebunk, Maine. It was there that their fascination and passion for sustainable agriculture and ecology took root. Going on to study art in college, their evolving business took on a creative and artistic influence that’s evident in the weekly presentation of their harvest. Evan works as a woodworker on the side, and Alisha as a designer and fiber artisan.
Customers respond positively to Meadowfall Farm’s unusual offerings, often exclaiming over the rainbow produce—colorful tomatoes, rainbow carrots and varieties of vegetables most of us have never seen. Wild-harvested mushrooms are a staple at their booth, whenever they’re available. It’s easy to fall into a conversation with Evan, a self-studied and expert mycologist, about identifying and gathering wild mushrooms.
Alisha and Evan share a passion for introducing people to unusual vegetables and the wild foods around them every day, and hope to share their knowledge with as many people as possible, spreading the passion and empowering people to gather wild food.
It’s going to be another beautiful September market day here in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire! Start your food adventure with Meadowfall Farm this week! See you at the market!