The Restaurant at the Pentagoet Inn incorporates products from many local, organic farms in our dining menu. The quality and freshness of the products available in and around Castine, Maine is remarkable. These products are often available at many farmer’s markets during the summer including the local farmer’s market here in town on the common. Access to this fresh food market is part of what makes dining at the Pentagoet Inn so special.
Blue Zee Farm
The Blue Zee Farm is a productive 100-acre farm of mixed vegetable and blueberries. Located in Blue Hill their two greenhouses allow them to start many of Maine’s hot-weather crops earlier in the season than most home gardeners can. This is why they were one of the first farmers in the area this year to have such whopping eggplants and peppers. Their produce can be found right here in Castine in our summer farmer’s market.
Carding Brook Farm
Jennifer Schroth and Jonathan Ellsworth have been providing us with remarkable vegetables from the Carding Brook Farm on the Benjamin River in Brooklin, Maine for many seasons. We feel so blessed to be able to use their produce in our Castine, Maine restaurant.
Four Season Farm
Four Season Farm is an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine, owned and operated by writers Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman. The farm produces vegetables year-round and has become a nationally recognized model of small-scale sustainable agriculture.
Barbara has worked professionally in the field of horticulture since 1977. She writes a weekly column for The Washington Post called A Cook’s Garden and is the author of The Garden Primer and Theme Gardens. Eliot has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest and the Winter Harvest Handbook. Their latest collaboration is two books in one: “The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook.” It’s a garden guide and a cookbook.
Old Ackley Farm
Old Ackley Farm is located in Blue Hill and raises about 2500 chickens per year. They also husband a beef herd of 10 Belted Galloways, raise piglets and laying hens, and hatch their own duck and Bourbon Red turkey eggs. All their meat is pasture-raised on organic grass, and the farm is in the process of becoming certified organic. They also offer vegetables from their garden as part of their organic offerings.