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)

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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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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Nezinscot Farm Delivery to Your Local Shops

Shop Nezinscot Farm Online or in your local shops You can find a variety of Nezinscot Farm products, such as baked goods, bread, cheeses, specialty items and yarns at several local shops across the state of Maine. We are so excited to partner up with the amazing shops...

Garlic – Winter Storage, Planting and Recipes

Garlic - Winter Storage, Planting and Recipes Garlic is the most perfect ingredient and a must-have staple in your winter pantry. Read on to learn how to plant, store, cook with and make medicine with Garlic! Planting Garlic One head of garlic weighs a little under a...

My Day Off: Family Dinner and One Big Table

Family Dinner at the end of the day My days’ off continue to be few and far between this time of year, but I felt compelled to write about family dinner at the farm, this year's dairy intern, and the whole idea of food and its meaning at the end of the day. Like most,...

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