Welcome to Canaan Farm
Canaan Farm is our small, homestead farm in East Monmouth, Maine dating back to the late 1700's, Nothing fancy, but full of charm, and activity year round.
The main enterprise here at Canaan Farm, is New England Joinery, our handmade,custom furniture business. We have been here in Monmouth, since 2005. While our handmade furniture is the mainstay for us here..
Jim Lower, also has, a green thumb!.. He has been making nutrient rich compost for our personal gardens for 10 years, and finally has decided to turn his knowledge and expertise into a business venture.
With the addition of a John Deere tractor this year, Jim is now able to work the compost piles daily, and can produce an impressive amount of finished compost in a modest period of time.
We gather all kinds of organic materials, from coffee grounds to leaves, grass clippings, hay, raw vegetable scraps etc. along with aged manure, and thoroughly work it all into the piles. This is not your common "40 year plan" compost pile that sits outback and simply rots...Jim works his piles and knows exactly where each one stands as far as temperatures, and how far along they are in the decomposition process.
The result is a lush, rich mixture suitable for all your gardening & landscaping needs.
For planting your vegetable & flower gardens, we recommend putting a shovel full in the bottom of each hole as you plant. This way the nutrients are right at the roots where they are needed most, this will feed your plant all season long. Canaan Farm compost will be available directly from the farm or at select retailers in Central Maine. We will post a complete list once we get that all settled.
Each year we plant over 600 cloves of organic, GMO free Garlic! Our goal is to be able to offer fresh garlic straight from the farm, in the late Summer. We planted both Russian Red Garlic and a hearty German White. Both do remarkably well in the Maine climate and store well. They were planted with a bit of our organic compost and are resting comfortably beneath a thick bed of hay for the Winter.
We are getting well know by locals who come back year after year to buy their own fresh, organic garlic for either planting or eating.
Jim is working this compost pile even in Mid December, it is still cooking!
Jim turning compost
This takes a lot of patience and know-how to get these piles working just right.
Healthy plants start from the ground up...we recommend a hearty shovel full of our organic compost in each hole when you plant in the Spring.
Beautiful Iris in the Spring
We put a good shovel full of our premium organic compost in the hole with each bulb.
These bleeding hearts were dug up and re-planted with our premium sifted organic compost, they are amazing every year!
All vegetables love this stuff!
Just a funny face in the bale
These Brussels sprouts were amazing!..just look at the size of the plant!.. and all it took was a shovel of our organic compost to send them on their way! ( a lot of attention during the growing season too)
Give your vegetable garden a head start with our organic comopst.
Healthy Happy garden!
Nice tidy rows
Jim likes to cultivate, not weed...this makes for a very tidy garden and no back breaking bending to weed.
Elsa guarding the goodies!
No matter what types of vegetables you like to grow, Canaan Farm's Organic compost will increase your yield.
Garden in full swing
With a little effort and our Organic Compost your garden can look like this!