Owned and operated by farmers and writers Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman, Four Season Farm is managed by Clara Coleman with her partner, Charles Finks. The farm produces vegetables year-round and has become a nationally recognized model of small-scale sustainable agriculture.
Barbara Damrosch has worked professionally in the field of horticulture since 1977. She writes, consults and lectures on gardening and is co-owner, with her husband Eliot Coleman, of Four Season Farm, an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine.
Since 2003 Barbara has written a weekly column for The Washington Post called “A Cook’s Garden.”
Eliot is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest and The Winter Harvest Handbook. He has written extensively on the subject of organic agriculture since 1975, including chapters in scientific books and the foreword to Keeping Food Fresh: Old World Techniques and Recipes by the gardeners and farmers of Terre Vivant.
Born and raised in Maine, Charles has specialized in construction and renovation projects for more than a decade. He worked directly with the owners of Otto Pizza to design and build seven Otto restaurants in Portland and Boston. He’s also an experienced bluegrass guitarist. He and Clara lived in Portland together before they decided to move to Four Season Farm to continue the legacy.
Clara Coleman is a second-generation organic farmer, consultant, writer, TEDx and keynote speaker on sustainable four-season farming. Clara and her two sons live at Four Season Farm, where she co-manages the farm with her father Eliot, step-mother Barbara Damrosch, and partner Charles Finks.