Agricultural wonder Woman

Gloria Varney

Gloria’s role at Nezinscot Farm has been to educate all those that visit the importance of understanding and learning where and how food is produced. Offering opportunities for learning the skills necessary to be able to live a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle is accomplished through her internship programs and extensive workshops. Gloria has created her own classroom at the farm; all those that visit are able to educate themselves simply by being present at the farm and getting first-hand access to the questions they have.

Gloria strives to work with organizations and groups that will help continue the educational process of creating local food systems, developing skills in sustainable agriculture, and provide nutritious foods year round.

Public Speaking

Agriculture 101

Motivational speaking on where our food comes from and the importance of supporting local agriculture, empowering people on sustainable living whether you live in the country or city, purchasing the family farm; the do’s and don’ts, What If?- a look at the question and how it can help us meet our basic needs on a daily basis.

About Gloria

Work History
Sustainable Farmer & Owner of Nezinscot Farm Store (1990-Present)

Assistant Lecturer at Bates College (2013 – Present) Short Term Class
Fitness Director at YWCA, Lewiston, Maine (1987-1989)
EMT Local Ambulance Service (1981-1983)

Awards
Homesteader of the Year by Mother Earth News (2013)
Member of Organic Valley, Farmer Owned COOP (1994)
First Certified Organic Dairy in the State of Maine (1987)
Outstanding Young Farmer of Maine (1990)

Education

 The University of Maine at Farmington
Community Health Education and Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, Public Health, Honors

Love Farming!

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At Nezinscot Farm

In 1987, Gregg and Gloria purchased Nezinscot farm from Gregg’s parents Waren and Marguerite Varney. Gregg and Gloria have   five children, all of whom participate in maintaining and running the family farm and business. They pick eggs, milk cows and  goats, feed the animals of the farm and help with the harvest.

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2023 Upcoming Community Events

2023 Upcoming Community Events

We have a lot of events planned for the upcoming year. From our weaving and fiber arts weekend to various brunch specials, herbal workshops, and our summer kids programs.

My Day Off – Moving into the next year

My Day Off – Moving into the next year

My days off are for recovery. Recovery from 18-hour store days, the pressures of timelines, and being beholden to timers, schedules, and management. At the same time, it is time that allows me to focus on the farm, store, and family. Trying to fix those things that have been put on the back burner, clearing head space to allow for clarity of mind to do it all again the next week, and develop plans for the future of our farm.

My Day Off – Intentional Living

My Day Off – Intentional Living

How do we contiue on the path of creating good food, a healthy environment for all to come to, sharing knowledge and abundance with those in need, and leading a life of contentment.