Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to shoot at Winterberry Farm as part of my American Worker Project.
Located in the heart of the Belgrade Lakes Region in Belgrade, Maine, Winterberry Farm is a small, diversified certified organic farm set on forty acres of open fields, pastures and woodland. It is owned by a very nice and hard working family. Mary Perry is the owner, and she along with her 3 kids, (Kenya, Gil and Sage) run the farm. As anyone can imagine, running a farm is hard work but doing it on your own with just your 3 kids (Kenya is actually off to college now) is very hard work. Did I mention that they don’t use machinery to tend the fields? Instead they have 2 very stout oxen that do the heavy lifting. Regardless, hard or not, to look at them you just know that they love it. For more on the family and their farm, see their website here here.
Only fifteen minutes from Augusta and Waterville, it boasts an 1870’s Victorian farmhouse, a shaker-built barn, lush gardens, and the Winterberry Farm Farmstore where they sell some of Maine’s finest all-natural and certified organic foods.
Their mission is to create a sense of community and belonging by offering wholesome food and flowers and to restore old-fashioned values by inviting people to come and experience life the way it used to be, on their animal powered farm.
Their commitment to sustainable agriculture allows us to produce abundant food and flowers without depleting resources or polluting the environment.
Their certified organic food is produced specifically with families in mind, to ensure the health of our children and the land on which they are raised.