One of our favorite parts of Downeast Maine is the love of fresh food. Maine has become known for its organic farms, fresh seafood, and eco-friendly and sustainable agricultural practices. One of our favorite organic farms in Downeast Maine is the Four Season Farm. This stretch of land specializes in organic and sustainable farming. During your Downeast, Maine, getaway, chances are you’ll dine at farm-to-table restaurants that offer the freshest ingredients from this amazing local farm. Between sustainable approaches to farming and dining to beautiful natural wonders that abound in this region, there are so many ways to fall in love with Deer Isle. For more suggestions for things to do and see during your visit, download our Vacation Guide!
About the Four Season Farm
Four Season Farm is located in Harborside, Maine, about 40 minutes away from Pilgrim’s Inn. This farm is an experimental market garden owned and operated by Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman, who are also well-known writers. The farm itself is taken care of by Clara Coleman and Charles Finks. Additionally, they have found ways to produce vegetables year-round as they experiment with small-scale farming. All of their vegetables are produced completely organically with absolutely no pesticides. Instead, they use the “pests” as indicators for what the plant needs. They are truly in-tune with their fruits and vegetables, and it shows!
Where You Can Find Four Season Farm Produce
The farm only sells its produce within 40 miles of the farm to ensure fresh food and to promote the huge value community agriculture can bring. Find their produce anywhere from their own farm stands to local stores and restaurants. Their Summer Farmstand has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Here, you’ll find some of the best fruits, vegetables, and flowers grown in the whole state. During your stay at Pilgrim’s Inn, you can even stock up on some produce, then cook a feast when you get home after your vacation! Some restaurants that use the Farms’ produce include:
Other Local Organic Farms
The Back to the Land Movement encouraged growth in the sustainable community on Deer Isle. In Downeast, Maine, you’ll encounter an array of organic farms that grow and sell the freshest produce! During your stay, you might like to visit all of them! If you don’t feel like going to each farm, you can definitely find a lot of their products at the Stonington Farmers Market!
- Fine Line Farm
- Yellow Birch Farm
- Red Barn Farm
- Stonington Seafood
- Horsepower Farm
- Sunset Acres Farm
Stay at Pilgrim’s Inn
For a delightful Downeast Maine experience, come to stay at Pilgrim’s Inn. You can find our inn on Deer Isle on a gorgeous expanse of land. After a busy day dining at farm-to-table restaurants and exploring local organic farms like Four Season Farm, stay in our comfortable accommodations. We have everything from spacious guest rooms to cozy cottages perfect for extended stays. While everything in Maine is pretty spread out, our bed and breakfast is located on the main street of Deer Isle, so you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. We look forward to having you!