Maina handmaker, Project director

Gary brooks, land and building owner


Board of directors

Nate Drummond – Nate and his wife Gabrielle Gosselin own Six River Farm in Bowdoinham. Nate is the current president of the Brunswick Farmers' Market Association.

Pete Karonis – Pete and his wife Cathy own Fairwinds Farm in Bowdoinham and Topsham. Pete is the current treasurer of the Brunswick Farmers' Market Association.

Angela Twitchell – Angela is the Executive Director of The Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, which manages the Crystal Spring Farmers’ Market and has worked since 1985 to preserve farmland and support local agriculture in the Brunswick, Topsham, and Bowdoin areas.

Steve Weems – Steve is the founder and managing Director of Polaris Associates, with a background in small business (owner and senior manager), major corporations (business and project development), commercial banking, government (economic planning and environmental protection), and non-profit entities (economic and community development, project finance). He has an engineering degree, an MBA, and has served on a variety of business and non-profit boards and commissions. Steve has lived in Maine for 39 years, 26 in Brunswick.

Tom Settlemire – Tom is a board member and past president of the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. He is a Bowdoin Professor of Biology and Chemistry Emeritus, a noted expert on the genetics and breeding of the Katahdin Hair Sheep, namesake of the Tom Settlemire Community Garden, and is a longtime advocate for local food production in the Brunswick area.

Mary Herman – Mary is the principal of Mary J. Herman consulting. She is the former First Lady of Maine. She and her husband Senator Angus King are neighbors to the freight sheds.

Advisory committee

Anna Breinich – Director of Planning and Development, Town of Brunswick

Gray Harris – Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at CEI, Coastal Enterprise Inc.

Rick Wilson – Founder and former executive director of the Cathance River Education Alliance; Director of Community Outreach at Brunswick High School

Kris Ganong – Member, Brunswick Topsham Land Trust Cabinet; owner of Coleman Farm in Brunswick

Barak Olins – Owner/Baker, Zu Bakery; former president of Brunswick Winter Market

Deb King – Director, Brunswick Downtown Association

Denise Tepler –  State Representative for the Town of Topsham; avid Brunswick farmers’ market customer and cook!

design team

Wiebke and Steven Theodore - Theodore + Theodore Architects

Anthony Muench - Landscape Architect

Albert Putnam - Structural Engineer

Many thanks for early support from:

The Van Dusen Family Foundation

The Forest Foundation

The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation


The Brunswick Development Corporation

Maine Preservation

The Brunswick Famers’ Market Association

The Brunswick Topsham Land Trust