Fail Better Farm

Clayton is a 9th generation family farmer who grew up in Indiana. After college, he ran as far away from farming as he could and worked as a computer programmer for a space-based telescope. After buying his first farm share, he realized he really did want to farm and within 18 months had quit his job and moved to Maine to learn how to grow Organic veggies. He first farmed as MOFGA's Farmer-in-Residence in Unity, then rented a farm in Montville before buying his own farm in Etna.

Clayton farms with his family and helps to manage the Farmers' Markets in Bangor and Orono. When he's not up to his elbows in soil, he dusts off his old programming skills to work on projects like Crop Planning Software (for which he got a SARE grant to start) and our own custom farm share webapp.

Farm Shares
Get a little or get a lot. Shop weekly or once a month. Our farm shares will meet your needs no matter what they are. Shop cash free from us at any of our markets, and our automatic email updates mean that you'll always know the balance of your share.

Shares start at $100. If you buy $200 or more, we will increase it by 5% for free. Spoil your family with a $500 share, and we'll bump it up by 10%. Or – if you're a hard-core locavore – buying a $1000 share will get you a bonus of 15%.**

Shares can be used for any of the products we produce and every time you use your share, we will send you an email receipt that includes your current balance. Shares can be redeemed at our market stands at any of the markets we attend.

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Clayton Carter
582 Old County Rd
Etna, Maine  04434
Phone: (207) 951-5953


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Penobscot County, Maine

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