Matt Williams and Sara Williams Flewelling, Aurora Mills and Farm
Aurora Mills and Farm in Linneus, Maine, is an authentic, hands-on, family-owned business devoted to providing local and USDA-certified organic grains, legumes, and cover crop seeds. The farm is owned and managed by father and daughter, Matt and Sara, who are first and second-generation farmers. They follow organic and regenerative practices in a biodiverse rotation, and once the crops are harvested, they continue to ensure their quality by milling the grains in the farm’s stone mill.
The founder of Aurora Mills and Farm, Matt is a pioneer in the resurgence of the grain-growing economy in the State of Maine. For 22 years, he was a grain agronomist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. He started growing organic, food-grade wheat in 1998 and began his milling operation in 2001 to meet the needs of Jim Amaral of Borealis Breads who was seeking Maine-grown wheat.
In 2013, Matt’s daughter, Sara, returned home to join Matt as a partner. Sara brings extensive experience in design, quality control, and installation of horticultural crops from her previous career as a landscape designer in Washington D.C. Upon marrying Sara, Marcus Flewelling joined the Aurora Mills family.