For 12 weeks, Jennifer Legnini and her staff have been brining cucumbers and creating four different types of pickles, including new dill chips and their bread and butter pickles made with local honey and no sugar.

In early June, strawberries became jam and soon tomatoes will be turned into sauces and salsas. The vast majority of ingredients are from Legnini’s farm on Pennelvile Road, or other local farms, and are certified organic by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association or by a third-party certifier. Legnini says that she preserves food and tradition and only uses fruits and vegetables at their peak.

But Legnini is more than a canner. She is truly a food visionary.

At her new location on Burbank Street at Brunswick Landing, she has brought her production facility and retail space together, and she serves as a pick-up point for CSA shares from two local farms. She is building a greenhouse next door which will be connected to the main location and will be the home to a winter farmers market. She also co-packs products for Fairwinds Farms in Bowdoinham and Whatley Farm in Topsham. One of her helpers is a high school student and, while there is no formal apprentice program, the student is certainly learning business skills and about preserving.

Legnini started her business five years ago and named it after the farm in Pennsylvania where she grew up. After several moves caused by growing success, she has found a home at Brunswick Landing. She said more new ideas and collaborations are in her future.

Turtle Rock Farm products can be found at Local Market & Café and Morning Glory Natural Foods in Brunswick, Bow Street Market in Freeport and Treats in Wiscasset. Legnini also sells at farmers markets and through garden co-ops.