Smithereen Farm is a super diverse, MOFGA-certified organic farm operation looking out on Cobscook Bay in beautiful downeast Maine.

We’re building an abundant, dynamic, and multi-faceted agroforestry operation, producing healthy food for Washington County and beyond. We grow big gardens, gather wild medicinal herbs and seaweeds, and harvest low bush blueberries and cranberries— and then we process all these unique tastes into value-added products in our commercial kitchen.

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for an Office and Sales Manager. Is it you?

2024 Farm Update

Smithereen Farm enters our 7th season here in Washington County, with good momentum and more infrastructure than ever. Early spring is all about algae harvest, drying and processing. Then come the wild and farmed herbs in their sequence. Smithereen farmstore opens on  May Day with homegrown veggies, a widening local food selection, and new local food map, we accept WIC/Snap/ Senior farmshare. 

As the shad bloom, so too do the alewife return up the Pennamaquan river,  join for the 3rd Annual Pennamaquan Alewife festival downtown for free lunch, music, smoked fish, biologists talks, painting, bike tune ups and live music! 

Back by popular demand we offer Smithereen SPA DAYS, sign up for wooden sauna, seaweed bathing in the orchard, mud masks and herbal tea.

We won’t have U-pick strawberries this year as we need to replant our field, but welcome the public for U-pick Blueberries ( July!)  and Cranberries (September)  in our certified organic and “Bee Better” locations.  We’re happy to host Odessa Piper and Rachel Alexandrou for events celebrating the blueberry and chokecherries, you can see the full event schedule. 

Come work with us! We have a few openings, and flexibility about jobs that straddle different parts of the operation. We’re seeking dynamic folks for the following roles: general farm helper, Farm Store clerk, childcare, value-added product making, cleaning, and blueberry harvest. If you’re interested in working with us please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

You can buy our products in our webshop, at our Farm Store, and in-store at our stockists throughout Maine and beyond.
 
Our Farm Store is open May–October, 8am-3pm, at 12 Little Falls Road in Pembroke. Come by to enjoy fresh, local food from Washington County producers.
The Farm is only open by appointment for tours, events, and Spa Days. Contact us at [email protected] to schedule a tour.
 

Highlights from the Third Annual Pennamaquan Alewife Festival

Our signature springtime event took place this year on May 24 and May 25, 2024. We welcomed community members from near and far! Thank you to Downeast Salmon Federation, NOAA, and Maine Tourism for helping to make this event a success! See you all again next year.

Wholesale our delicious products!

Bring the tastes of Downeast Maine into your markets and shops. We transform blueberries, seaweed, and wild herbs into jams, jellies, broths, baths, and teas.

The Minke: Our Cooperative Commercial Kitchen

With the help of a grant from USDA, we opened a cooperative commercial kitchen space called The Minke. Alongside other local farmers and producers, we preserve and process our fresh high-season produce into value-added products capturing the essence of coastal Maine. Are you a Washington-County food producer in need of a certified space to create your value-added products?

EAT DOWNEAST: Washington County

is the name of our program promoting the vibrant local food networks of Washington County. We’re proud to have received a Local Food Promotion Program grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We’re cultivating networks of resilience and growth, distributing local products to a national audience, and encouraging young farmers to move here!

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Our Farm Team

We’re dedicated to the land, the sea, our Washington County community, and building a sustainable network of farmers.

About farm team