Fairwinds Farm is owned and operated by Pete and Cathy Karonis, and our son, Charlie Rackley.  We are headquartered on Augusta Rd. in Topsham, Maine, where we have five greenhouses,  five acres of crops, and our home. 

 We also have sixteen acres of strawberries, eight greenhouses and approximately 85 acres of mixed fruit and vegetables along the beautiful Kennebec River and Merrymeeting Bay in Bowdoinham.

We sell our seedlings and produce at five weekly Farmers Markets from May through October; as well as at two winter markets from November through April.  We also have a Farmstand at our home location in Topsham that is open three days per week.

 Our strawberry fields are open to the public for "Pick Your Own Strawberries" during the strawberry season (typically mid-June through mid-July). 

After strawberries, we open our Raspberry & Blueberry fields for u-pick as well.
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Topsham & Bowdoinham, Maine
Top quality produce. Responsibly grown. Reasonably priced. 

About the Farmers

Pete retired from the Marine Corps in 1995 and started Fairwinds Farm shortly thereafter,  with just the farm stand and three acres of mixed vegetables.
 Cathy, who grew up in Bowdoinham (and spent summers picking peas on the grounds we now farm!), owned and operated a separate farm at that time. Over the following years, we joined our farms (and lives), and the business has grown to what it is today.   We have five children, four adorable Grandsons, three beautiful Granddaughters and three Newfoundland dogs.  

In 2020 Our Son, Charlie, (along with his wife, young son and daughter), joined us in the business...they will eventually be running the show!
The rest of our children are now living in various parts of the country - but they all come back to visit, and help, whenever they can! 

Our Employees

We employ 12+  full and part-time employees during our farming season. This number increases by another 25 to 30 school-age employees who pick strawberries, raspberries, and other produce for us during our peak season. Their hard work and dedication is invaluable to is why we can do what we do!


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