Local Food Production Creates Thriving Communities

As we become reconnected to our food and where it comes from, the interest in local farms has skyrocketed. Fortunately for those visiting Maine, there are more farms to visit than ever before. According to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), between 2008 and 2014, Maine added 138 organic farms – more than any other state in the country.
For visitors seeking unique events, foods and places to visit, Mount Desert Island area farms – both new and seasoned – have a lot to offer.
So whether you’re interested in farm-to-table dinners, tasting farm cheeses, picking up dinner from a local farm stand, or enjoying the undeniable beauty of a Maine farm, you’ll find that there are opportunities for travelers of all ages.
Featured Farms
Peggy Rockefeller Farm, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Peggy Rockefeller Farms

Peggy Rockefeller Farms manages 45 acres of organic farmland, certified by MOFGA, and raises certified organic fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, broilers, turkeys, pasture and hay, as well as pasture-based beef and lamb.

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Sweet Pea’s Farm

Sweet Pea’s Farm is a farm with about 4 acres of combined field and greenhouse production on a 100+ acre property at the norther-most point of the island, just a short walk from Hadley Point.

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Beech Hill Farm, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Beech Hill Farm

Beech Hill Farm is a MOFGA-certified organic farm. The 73-acre property includes six acres of fields in vegetable production, three small heirloom apple orchards, pasture land for pigs and poultry, five greenhouses, and open forest. 

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