Spring has sprung on Smithereen Farm! Check out what we’ve been up to over the last few weeks:
2023 is our 6th growing season!
We grow and process a wide range of fruit, herbs, vegetables, fungus and algae.
We are certified organic by MOFGA and the Real Organic Project
We sell retail at the Lubec Farmers Market on Saturdays, and at our store.
Smithereen Farm Store is located 12 Little Falls Road, open 9-3pm (SunMonTuesThurFri), right across from the Pennamaquan river.
Farm store is closed until spring!
Thanks to our USDA LFPP grant, we will be expanding our stores hours next year to 9am – 5pm, and expanding our offering of local, organic and Maine products, including a wide variety of cheeses from the Maine Cheese Guild.
Interested in volunteering for a one-day-a-week gig? We were so grateful to Helen for helping out one day a week in the store. If you’re a community member interested to do a “day shift ” or even a “half day shift”we would be so happy to either pay or barter for your time. It’s a good place to come and work if you like to be social, lots of chatting goes on at the store!
We also sell from our webshop, through Faire, and wholesale to many shops in Maine and beyond.
We also host U-Pick for our organic strawberries, blueberries and cranberries.
Most of the farm is forested with spruce, balsam fir, larch, maple, and birch and some queenly white pines; we invite campers to stay on the farm and enjoy the stars, the breezes, the sea mist, migrating birds, mossy trails and quiet beaches in every direction. The farm is protected by a conservation easement from Maine Coast Heritage Trust and adjoins conserved lands in many directions.
We host campers: You can book your camping with Hipcamp.
Every year Smithereen Farm hosts workshops, lectures and outings thanks to our sister organization Greenhorns. You can also make arrangements to visit the agrarian library at Reversing Hall, 4 Leighton Point Rd in Pembroke. Open by chance or appointment: email [email protected] to request an appointment.
We are farming on Passamaquoddy homeland, in Pembroke Maine, at the end of Leighton Point on Cobscook Bay. We welcome visitors and offer farm tours, but need advance notice. Email [email protected] for all inquiries.
We produce 13 value added products (vinegar, teas, jams, creams, salt blends, seaweed broth, bath, and sprinkle)
In 2023, we will make them in our certified commercial kitchen (we call it Minke) at 13 Little Falls Road, previously at Cobscook Institute kitchen in Trescott.
We raise oysters and kelp on our LPAs in Schooner Cove.
We sell many other local products in our Farm Store including products from Crown O’ Maine (fermented drinks, cheese, butter, local Maine dried grocery items) Tide Mill Meat, Juji’s bread, Mongr wild salmon, Equal Exchange oil, chocolate, coffee, 44 North Coffee, Wrenovations local honey, assorted gift items and Greenhorns tee shirts, almanacs and merch. There is also a “free bin” on the porch.
In 2023 we will be opening a cooperative commercial kitchen space at Minke Kitchen.
We wild harvest seaweed in Cobscook Bay and on the Cutler coast.
Yes, you can buy our products!
We have a farm store in Pembroke!
We have a webstore online!
Yes, you can visit us!
We offer an artist residency program through Greenhorns, you can learn more here.
We offer winter farmers residency with affordable housing for farmers and their animals with the objective of helping more young farmers come to Washington County.
We rent our facility to educational groups for field study, kayaking and other aligned activities.
All certified organic, we provide the baskets and an honor box.
We appreciate thorough and neat pickers!
Strawberries at 767 Leighton Point Road, park top of the hill, $5/quart (June/July)
Blueberries at 306 Young’s Cove Rd, $4/quart (July/ August)
First gallon free for town residents, beyond that… please pay for what you pick.
Cranberries at 4 Cranberry Drive, Dennysville $5/quart (September/October)
Questions? Call ahead: 207 726 2141
This landscape hosts a compelling curriculum of commons management and natural-resource governance issues which we explore with our www.seaweedcommons.org project. Cobscook Bay’s 20-foot tides and cold Labrador currents means that micro and macro algae drive a surging marine ecology that attracts schooling fish, whales and migrating birds.