Located 8 miles from Lewiston and 35 miles from Portland, and 25 miles from Augusta, Willow Pond Farm is a small diversified farm on 35 acres. Jill and Charlie Agnew, own and work the farm with the valuable addition of seasonal help. Seven acres are MOFGA-certified organic vegetables and berries. Several acres of pasture support a small flock of sheep, work horses, laying hens, and pigs.
In 1989, Willow Pond Farm started the first Community Supported Agriculture project in Maine. Shareholders not only receive their shares of vegetables, but also have an opportunity to participate if they choose. Shareholders are welcome to spend time at the farm, have a picnic, look at the animals and watch the garden grow. Picking flowers and herbs and working in the children's garden are favorite shareholder activities. Volunteer days occur throughout the season to coincide with the particularly heavy crops or labor demands. Helping hands are always welcome! The Willow Pond CSA offers people a chance to get in touch with the earth, air and growing food.
The farm has been in an integral part of the community since 1981 as an apple orchard and diversified farm. We are now expanding our depth. We are engaging cooperatively with other farmers to make a broader array of food available to the community in anticipation of assuring the farm's sustainability.