Fairwinds Farm is owned and operated by Pete and Cathy Karonis. We are headquartered on Augusta Rd. in Topsham, Maine, where we have five greenhouses, five acres of crops, and our home. We also have tfourteen acres of strawberries and approximately 45 acres of mixed vegetables along the beautiful Kennebec River in Bowdoinham. We sell our seedlings and produce at four weekly Farmers Markets from May through October. Our strawberry fields are open to the public for "Pick Your Own Strawberries" during the strawberry season (typically mid-June through mid-July).
We will be at two winter farmers' markets during the 2014/2015 winter season.
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 have joined our farms (and lives), and the business has grown to what it is today. Between us, we have five children, one adorable Grandson, and three Newfoundland dogs. The children are now all grown and on their own, living in various parts of the country - but they all come back to help when they can!
We employ 10+ 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 us!
OUR STRAWBERRY FIELDS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. PLEASE VISIT US AT THE FARMERS' MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE YEAR!
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