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Packard-Littlefield Farm

Guidelines for Use of LMF Properties

Farms 

Project Description

Lying within a rapidly developing area of the state and just outside of Lewiston - Auburn, which is the second largest metropolitan area in Maine, the Packard-Littlefield Farm has been in the family since 1853 and in continuous agricultural production for over two hundred years. Not only is the farm used for market gardening and a roadside farmstand today, but it also supplies hay and silage corn to two other local farm operations. The early 1800’s homestead and rolling fields are landmarks on the Lisbon countryside. In 2006, the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project and the Packard - Littlefield Farm partnered to use 6-acres of the farm as a training garden for immigrant and refugee farmers. Now owned by Bob and Ella Mae Littlefield Packard, the farm was successfully conserved in 2004 with funding from the Land for Maine's Future Program. Along with LMF, the Androscoggin Land Trust worked closely with our partners at the State of Maine Department of Agriculture’s Farmland Protection program, the federal Farmland Protection Program and the Maine Farmland Trust to conserve this important working farm.

In additional to the farmland, the property is bordered by water on two sides: the Sabattus River and No Name Brook. Within its boundaries is also a five-acre parcel of old growth pine and hemlock trees at least 175 years old.

The Packards and the Androscoggin Land Trust intend to encourage a variety of educational and recreational activities, and one of Bob Packard’s many retirement projects will be to write a history of the Packard-Littlefield Farm in collaboration with the Lisbon Historical Society.

Please note: On private farms protected with Land for Maine's Future Program support, public access is by landowner permission only. Please see the icons to determine allowed uses and follow any guidance posted on the property. For more information on how to obtain landowner permission, please contact the Androscoggin Land Trust or email Stephanie Gilbert at the Maine Department of Agriculture.