Phil and Deborah started Clayfield Farm quite literally from the ground up. In the early 90s, they turned a tree forest into a food forest, built a house, farm structures and the soil. The farm bears its name from the nutrient-rich clay soil it was built upon. Over the years they have added drainage, tons of organic matter and a lot of love to the soil, making it what it is today. Phil and Deborah have always understood the importance of farming organically and have provided the Blue Hill community with nutritious, local food since the birth of Clayfield Farm.
Almost 30 years later, they’re still farming strong. Deborah has developed a thriving flower business, selling bouquets at the Blue Hill Summer Farmer’s Market and the Co-op. Phil has developed a popular lettuce mix, called 20V, which is 20 varieties of lettuce, harvested fresh and pre-packaged making it a convenient crowd pleaser for salad lovers all over the peninsula. They are excited to share their knowledge with their successors, David and Gina.