Farm:            Spiller Farm

Location:      85 Spiller Farm Lane

                      both sides of Route 9A

                      (Branch Road)

                      Wells, Maine  04090

Phone:           207-985-2575





strawberries, raspberries, peas,

blueberries, veggies, rhubarb,

tomatoes, apples, corn, summer

squash, zucchini, cukes, peppers,

tomatoes, eggplant, pumpkins,    

potatoes, hay, lettuce, green and

yellow beans, beets, carrots,

broccoli, chard, butter and sugar

corn, melons, watermelons,

winter squash, pasture-fed 

hamburg - no hormones

no antibiotics

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What Makes Spiller Farm So Unique:

Bill and Anna Spiller were chosen as

the very first farmers to be profiled on

the Unique Maine Farms website because

of their incredible commitment to address

the issue of hunger in our state.  They have

consistently followed through with a pledge

to donate a large percentage of their crops

to those in need.

The Spiller family has been farming in

Maine since 1894.  Their farm spans both

sides of Branch Road (Route 9A) in Wells

and encompasses 130 acres.  Thirty acres are

dedicated to row crops.  There are four

acres set aside for apples, as well as four

acres designated for strawberries. 

Raspberries can be found on a one-acre


Like so many farmers in Maine, the Spillers

have learned to diversify.  In addition

to offering a variety of U PICK crops, they

introduced hay rides in the fall.  With the

help of the Wells Rotary, they held a

Strawberry Festival at the farm this past

June with strawberry shortcake, hayrides,

musical entertainment, face painting, and


The Spillers  support local farmers markets

and participate in the Wells Farmers Market

at the Wells Town Hall on Wednesdays from

1:30-5:00 p.m. and at the Kennebunk

Farmers Market on Route One in Kennebunk

Center on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A belief in the value of Community Supported

Agriculture (CSA) has also been embraced

by Bill and Anna Spiller.  They operate a

highly-successful CSA operation.

A person who agrees to purchase a CSA

share is provided with a very good

assortment of fresh (picked-in-their-season)

berries, fruit, veggies, and apples from the

middle of June until the middle of October

(18 weeks).  The Spillers raise peppers,

strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, blueberries,

summer squash, zucchini, cukes, tomatoes,

eggplant, lettuce, green and yellow beans,

beets, carrots, potatoes, broccoli, chard,

butter and sugar corn, silver corn, melons,

watermelons, winter squash, pumpkins, and


Bill Spiller conducts a special walking

tour of the farm for CSA members in July

or August.  During U PICK hours CSA

members may walk the harvest lanes

after checking in at the sales area.   CSA

members are able to purchase sweet corn

by the bushel in August or September

(all picked) and U PICK apples at a


Frank Wertheim with the York County Cooperative Extension and the Harvest for

Hunger project, echoed the sentiments of so

many admirers of Bill and Anna Spiller.

He explained how the Spillers have a philosophy

that giving to others is simply the right thing to do.

The Spillers have never felt any need to be recognized for their generosity.  Bill has even

apologized on several occasions explaining that

he wishes he could contribute even more to the cause of hunger.  In addition to donating an

enormous amount of food to those in need,

the Spillers grow food for the Good Shepherd

Food Bank and for the Senior Farm Share


Frank Wertheim explained how the Spillers have

always been the largest donor to the Harvest for Hunger program.  (Originally the program went

under the name of Plant-A-Row).  The

Spillers consistently have donated over 10,000

pounds of produce each year for the past

several years.  They designate certain fields

for specific food pantries and kitchens.

For the past seven or eight years the Spillers

have hosted seed potato cutting parties where

Master Gardeners come to their farm and cut

the potatoes into small sections for planting.

These Master Gardeners return in the fall

as different gleaning teams to harvest the potatoes

and deliver them to various food pantries and

soup kitchens.

When Lori Hussey and her son worked with

the Spillers to start the first gleaning team

at the Spillers in 2000, the Spillers became the first farm to welcome gleaners in the Plant-A-Row program.  Because of their concern for those

in need and because of their welcoming ways,

gleaning for the Harvest for the Hunger program now takes place at almost ten farms throughout

York County.

York County’s successful gleaning program

and focus on addressing hunger has led the

way for other Maine counties to follow suit.

The Spillers were true catalysts for farm

programs specifically growing crops for

those in need.  They were the first farm to

sign up for the Mothers and Others Against

Hunger project.

If the Spillers had not stepped forward to

address hunger back in 2000, one might

wonder if the gleaning programs would

be as successful as they are today.  There are

many individuals and agencies that are

extremely grateful to Bill and Anna Spiller.

Thanks go out to the Spillers for

addressing the critical issue of hunger and

for being an inspiration to so many.

Anna and Bill Spiller

Bill Spiller built this farmhouse

from trees that he cut and milled.

The Spiller Family has been

farming for 118 years.