About Us

The Gerritsen Family

Our small family farm on the edge of Maine’s North Woods is located just six miles from the Canadian border. For over 40 years we have dedicated ourselves to time-honored organic regenerative farming practices and building up the fertile soil of Wood Prairie Family Farm. We have been Certified Organic by MOFGA (USDA-Accredited) since 1982 and were some of the founders of the farmer-run national membership organization Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA).

We have sold our organic crops to customers like you for decades through this website and our FREE mail order catalog. We appreciate your patronage. We know it is your loyalty and goodwill which keeps our family farm in business and we’re grateful to you. Please do call us today. It’s our pleasure to grow the very best organic seed and food, and we’re here to help you.

Caleb Gerritsen

There are many ways to get a hold of us; We are here to serve you: 

By E-Mail: orders@woodprairie.com

By Phone: (207)-429-9765

By Fax: 
(207)-429-8201 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

By Mail:
Wood Prairie Family Farm
49 Kinney Road
Bridgewater, Maine 04735

Hours of Operation (EST):
Monday through Friday – 8:15 am to 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday – Closed

Directions to Wood Prairie Family Farm:

An Aerial View of the Farm

Take Interstate-95 north from southern Maine to its end in Houlton. At the bottom of the I-95 Houlton Exit (302) ramp, make a left onto U.S. Rte 1. Travel north on Rte 1 for about 22 miles until you get to the village of Bridgewater. 

Noticing the Snow Cemetery on the right, continue on Rte 1, descending down a gentle hill into the village. One-quarter mile from the cemetery cross the minor concrete bridge. Then in another two hundred feet (and just before the big white Bridgewater Baptist Church) turn left onto Bootfoot Road. (If you get to the Bridgewater Post Office or Gulf Gas/Convenience Store you have traveled too far).

Bootfoot Road curves past the Smokey-the-Bear sign and the Bridgewater Town Office then straightens out and heads due west for 3 miles.  Follow Bootfoot Road to its end. At the end of Bootfoot, you will come to a “T” which requires you to make a left or a right turn.  Turn left onto Kinney Road. Drive about a third of a mile on Kinney Road. We are the first snow-plowed driveway on the right (49 Kinney Road).

Order Questions?

Write or call our Customer Service line: 1-207-429-9765 from 8:15 am to 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday with inquiries about your order. 

Helpline

For queries of a general nature call our Wood Prairie Helpline 8:15 am – 5 pm EST Monday – Friday at 1-207-429-9765.

The Wood Prairie Guarantee

You must be pleased with our products or we will replace or refund the purchase price, whichever you think fair. We guarantee freedom from shipping damage.

Our Products

All food and seed items offered on this website have been Certified Organically grown. NO EXCEPTIONS. Most of the foods and seeds listed here are crops which we have grown here on Wood Prairie Family Farm. The rest we buy from other certified organic farmers that we know and trust.

We Deliver

We make every effort to get you your order as fast as possible, weather permitting. Normally we ship early in the week so that your orders will arrive later in that same week.

The Safe Seed Pledge

“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economical, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately people and communities.” Wood Prairie Family Farm joins over 100 seed companies in signing this pledge. To obtain a complete listing, call 617-868-0870 or visit The Council for Responsible Genetics List.