1543 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | (207) 801-9072 | grow@frostfarmsmdi.com
Our opening day will be Monday 3/20, the first day of spring!
Early spring hours will be Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm.
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Being a Team Member at Frost Farms
Maureen Young Bickford – Head of Retail

If you’ve ever been to Frost Farms, it’s likely that you have met Maureen, our Queen of Design and Retail Center General Manager.

Maureen Young Bickford, Head of Retail
Retail General Manager, Maureen's kind words about working at Frost Farms
Stephanie Walls – Head Grower

Another team member (who probably needs no introduction at all!) is Stephanie, our Head Grower at Frost Farms. You might recognize her from some of our video segments over the years, but more than likely you’ve seen her around the farm making sure that the plants you take home are healthy and beautiful. Her passion to grow plants is second only to her commitment to helping customers. Stop by and meet Stephanie soon!

Stephanie Walls, Head Grower at Frost Farms
Head Grower, Stephanie's kind words about Frost Farms
Jesse Couto – Landscape Foreman

It’s truly our pleasure to introduce Jesse, our Foreman at Frost Farms. Not only does he always give 110% to every project, but his attention to detail also leaves customers happy and excited about the job well done. Be sure to wave hello when you see him out and about and around the farm. And, if you’d like to join Jesse’s team, contact us today about available positions! We’re hiring!

Jesse Cuoto, Landscape Foreman at Frost Farms
Foreman, Jesse's kind words about working at Frost Farms
Sara Norwood – Head Gardener

This is Sara, Head Gardener. You’ll see her both in the garden center and in our online videos. She has a lot of gardening expertise to offer, so be sure to say hi, and don’t be shy with your planting questions! She’s always happy to help.

Sara Norwood, Head Gardner at Frost Farms
Head Gardener, Sara's kind words about working at Frost Farms
Rip – Shop Dog

Who’s a good boy?!! Frosty’s sweet Shop Dog, Rip, that’s who! Come by the store and be sure to meet our four-legged, furry helper.

Rip, the shop dog at Frost Farms
About Frost Farms
The Frost Farms Story…So Far
Plant-entrepreneur turns her vision into a thriving local business – here’s her backstory:

Boothbay, Maine, native, Melissa Frost (affectionately known as Frosty) has had a passion for plants, beautifully landscaped gardens, and all things nature for as long as she can remember. 

 Frosty and Rip hanging out in the snowAfter graduating from Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in International Business and Logistics Frosty found herself on Mount Desert Island working as a landscaping crew member. She simply couldn’t stay away from working with plants. She also loved the island, so it was inevitable that she stayed.

After 8 years of hands-on learning and building relationships, she began to recognize a local need for a premium garden retail center that also offered custom landscape and growing services. She decided to merge her passion for plants with her business acumen and the rest is history. She bought land in Town Hill, Maine, and planted her Frost Farms roots. In the Spring of 2016, Frosty celebrated her first full – and successful – season as Owner and Founder of Frost Farms. 


She credits this success to the strong working relationships with local contractors, architects, fellow landscapers and gardeners, and both year-round and summer guests because it’s always about the community when it comes to Frost Farms.

While she loves designing colorful landscapes and assisting guests with plant needs, her favorite part of the business is the human connection. From the camaraderie with her staff to the exhilaration of helping customers create their dream landscapes, each and every day for Frosty is engaging, inspiring, and rewarding.

Melissa Frost, owner of Frost Farms, with "Thank You" spelled out in pine boughs in the snow

As Frosty looks ahead and continues to plan for the growth of Frost Farms, she hopes to scale the eCommerce side of the business for year-round shopping both on the Island and beyond. She wants to share the Frost Farms plant passion with everyone!

When Frosty isn’t at the farm, you will find her cooking, sipping martinis, or playing with her dog, Rip. You can see him on our Instagram feed if you need a dose of handsomeness, along with tips from Frosty, the latest plant inventory at Frost Farms, and garden inspiration galore.

A Frost Farm gift card with a background of blue hydrangeas
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