Cranberry Rock Farm, owned and operated by Ron DiGravio and Cindy Townsend, is located in Winthrop, Maine. The property is part of the historic homestead of Ezekiel Holmes, the first professor of agriculture in the country as well as Maine’s first Secretary of Agriculture. We bought the property in 2012 and started with a few chickens and a small kitchen garden. Since then, we have added a new barn, about an acre of vegetable beds, a couple hundred chickens, turkeys, and pigs; we have also cleared woods to restore four acres of pasture.
We use organic and holistic management practices on our farm with the aim of creating a self-sustaining system that feeds the soil and heals the landscape. By choosing heritage breeds and heirloom varieties, we are trying to do our part to swim against the current of monoculture and confinement animal operations. We hope to contribute to the diversity and quality of Maine’s regional food economy.
Our enterprises include a wide variety of heirloom vegetables, pasture-raised chicken and pork, pasture-raised heritage breed turkeys (available for pre-order for Thanksgiving), eggs, cut flowers, and baked goods. This year, we will add pasture-raised duck and duck eggs to our list of products. In addition to the farmers’ market, we operate a farm stand in our 200 year-old barn and offer two seasonal CSA subscription options.
We are a small diversified farm in Winthrop Maine. We grow vegetables using organic seed and organic methods. We also raise pasture raised pork, chicken, turkeys and eggs and sell an array of baked goods. We offer a seasonal CSA, operate a farm stand at the farm and sell at several farmers markets.