Nick grew up in Texas and New Mexico, spending childhood summers between his ancestral family farm in Auburn, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts. After high school, he headed east to attend Middlebury College for three years before leaving to pursue farming in Auburn where he grew organic vegetables with his wife, Laura.
In 1982, after the family farm was sold, Nick and Laura moved to Topsham where they raised their two awesome sons, Ben and Dan. Still living in Topsham, Nick is now fortunate enough to to play stand up bass in a band with his sons.
Most of Nick’s working career has been as the founder of Morningstar Marble & Granite, a countertop and tile business in Topsham. Some of you may also know Nick as the “Pepper Man” from summer pepper roasting as a member of Whatley Farm. Nick, Laura, and their eldest son, Ben, are partners in the certified Organic farm, growing vegetables and raising pigs and ducks, where Nick can indulge in his passions: care of the land and best possible treatment of animals. You can find them at the BTLT Farmers’ Market at Crystal Spring Farm and the Brunswick Farmers’ Market.