BeddingtonRidgeFarm

Handcrafted wreaths and jam from our unique Maine farm

Beddington, Maine · 436 Sales

BeddingtonRidgeFarm

Handcrafted wreaths and jam from our unique Maine farm

Beddington, Maine 436 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   We have finished our wild blueberry harvest and are making jam again. More flavors are coming back! Garlic braids from 2018 garlic are ready. Freshly made herb wreaths are coming. Other kinds of wreaths will come later this fall as time allows! Thank you for stopping by and please come again!

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2018

We have finished our wild blueberry harvest and are making jam again. More flavors are coming back! Garlic braids from 2018 garlic are ready. Freshly made herb wreaths are coming. Other kinds of wreaths will come later this fall as time allows! Thank you for stopping by and please come again!

Carol Varin

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Carol Varin

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My husband Ron and I created Beddington Ridge Farm 38 years ago and we're not done yet.

My husband Ron and I left the city in Rhode Island and came to rural Washington County, Maine in the late 1970's as young back-to-the-landers. Our property was already a working wild blueberry farm and we have kept it so. We learned to garden and tried a bit of everything. It turned out that our thumbs are pretty green.

I started making balsam fir Christmas wreaths in 1980. It's a cottage industry in rural Downeast Maine and as a young homesteader it was a way for me to earn some income. I found that I LIKE to make wreaths and was soon thinking about the many other creative ways to do it. I started making wreaths with wild gathered materials. We started growing some flowers for drying. Over time we learned how to grow and air dry a wide range of plant materials and I really learned how to put a wreath together. I've sold dried wreaths and bouquets at local farmers' markets and craft events for many years. Now I mainly sell my dried creations at the Brewer, Maine Farmers' Market and on etsy. It's really enjoyable!

Eventually we were able to move into a real house and get licensed by the State of Maine to make and sell jams. Wild blueberries are truly delicious with much more concentrated flavor than cultivated high bush blueberries. I naturally started by making wild blueberry jam but soon found that the delicious wild blueberry mixes well with other fruits we could grow. We now have an assortment of berry jams, all homemade with fruits and berries grown on Beddington Ridge. Our jams have been popular with our local customers and we hope you will try them and enjoy them too.

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  • Carol Varin

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    Hi! I'm Carol the chief jam maker and wreath maker here at Beddington Ridge Farm. I like to grow things and I like to make things so putting farming and creating together is what I do. Thank you for visiting and please come again!

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