Agricultural wonder Woman
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.
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.
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)
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)
The University of Maine at Farmington
Community Health Education and Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, Public Health, Honors
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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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James Beard Foundation 2023 American’s Classics
A huge thank you to the James Beard Foundation for capturing the heart and soul of Nezinscot in such a beautiful video. https://youtu.be/0ZsK3j4i4zg Nezinscot Farm is one of the six recipients of its 2023 America's Classics Award. A Restaurant and Chef Awards...
My Day Off – A Big Thank You
A big thank you goes out today. Not only to the folks at the James Beard Foundation for our selection as one of the six American Classic Award winners, but to our community, our loyal customers, families of all ages, and the curious first-timers who have found us.
2023 James Beard Award | We are a Restaurant and Chef America’s Classics Winner
We’re honored to have been selected as a 2023 James Beard Restaurant and Chef America’s Classics winner!