Farms and Boats

Russ Blank has enjoyed a long history on the waters of Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound. Prior to starting Rome Point Oyster Farm, he dove for quahogs in the bay. In...
The captain of the F/V Tara Dawn, Tommy Estes, is a third-generation fisherman out of Fort Bragg. His boat was built in 1975 in Fort Bragg’s Noyo Harbor by Captain Tommy’s...
Captain Craig Brooker has been fishing out of Santa Barbara for nearly 35 years, beginning as a tender on an abalone boat in 1973. Today he fishes primarily for sablefish (...
Matunuck Oyster farm, a seven-acre farm owned by Perry Raso in the clean and placid waters of Potter’s Pond, is divided into five sections, each with oysters at different...
Ortega Cruz runs a co-op of artisan fishermen located along the Pacific coast of Baja. Working together, these fishermen catch fish using traditional hand lines and low-...
John Barden and Hazel Dean were married in 1930 and founded Barden Family Orchard in 1931. They planted some of the first apple trees along the eastern edge of the orchard....
A group of commercial fishermen in Westerly, Rhode Island, handline fish from small skiffs on a daily basis. These fishermen catch the fish with lures or baited hooks...
Captain John Cawthern grew up fishing and has mastered many aspects of fishing from fly fishing for wild trout in mountain streams to trolling for Giant Bluefin Tuna and...
The Kitchen Garden is a 25-acre organic vegetable farm in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. We grow high-quality specialty vegetables for home cooks and professional chefs.
Captain Bill Mulvey owns and operates, together with Captain Eddie Coughlan, the 70-foot Stormy Elizabeth from its principal port in Point Judith, RI.
Captain Niles Pearsall graduated from South Kingstown high school in 1986 and has been fishing ever since. He started his career as on an offshore lobster boat. He now owns...
Officially founded in 1975 when the Town of Natick’s School Committee agreed to give the land to the Red Wing Farm project, Natick Community Organic Farm offers a wide...
Ostricola Nautilus Oyster Farm is a third-generation family-owned enterprise founded in 1976 and is one of the first farms to export Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas) to...
Jeff and Suzanne Farrell, along with their son Ethan, have transformed a farm originally built in 1864 into a full scale produce and angus beef farm. Sunset Farm strives off...
Both John and Cindy West studied Aquaculture at the University of Rhode Island, learning about the raising and farming of fish and shellfish. Together, they operate the Cedar...
Mike Marchetti, captain of F/V Mr. G, has been fishing since he was very young and is the only member of his family to do so. Mike's dad owned a paving company which...
Thomas Trumper has been a commercial sea urchin diver for more than 40 years. He dives approximately 135 days a year, around six hours a day, spending more than 25,000 hours...
Co-founders Mark Reynolds and Mark Venus have partnered with Hector Gonzolez to create Maxmar (maximizing the resources from the sea), an aquaculture company based in Baja,...
Captain Marty Scaion owns and operates the Fishing Vessel Provider II. He fishes out of Beaufort, North Carolina, for seven months of they year. Captain Marty longlines from...
Skipper and owner Chris Roebuck leads a team of deckhands in landing, shucking and washing scallops on-board the F/V Karen Elizabeth, a Point Judith, Rhode Island-based...
Farm Store in Barre, Massachusetts, we are dedicated to preserving New England agriculture. With five generations and counting, our family has maintained our 1,000-acre...
Baja Seas is the first complete cycle Yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) farm in the Americas. Its vision is to be a global leader in marine aquaculture. Respected for its...
We’re a small family owned and operated farm with locations in Aroostook County, Maine, and Central Mass. We’re dedicated to the propagation and subsistence of classic...
James is a third-generation fisherman who calls Morehead City, North Carolina home. In his mid-30s, James is one of the youngest commercial snapper grouper fishermen in...
Captain Jaime Risser fishes out of Point Judith on the F/V Timberwolf. He lands lobsters, Jonah crabs, red crabs as well as more exotic species such as conger eels.
Captain Jimmy Robinson is one of the youngest captains in Morehead City's commercial fleet. He has been fishing for nearly twenty years. Today, he fishes with a crew of...
Also a third-generation fisherman, Oysterman Dave Roebuck of Salt Pond Oysters runs 22 acres of a farm in pristine Point Judith Pond. Point Judith Pond, nicknamed Salt Pond,...
Founded in 1997 by Mark and Ann Tripp, Ann and Dale Perkins now operate Mesa Farm. Mesa Farm has a wide variety of animals and offers many products such as sheep, goats,...
Located within the hills of Central Massachusetts, Ashland Farm is picturesque landscape in the small town of New Braintree. The Pollards offer a wide variety of native sweet...
Captain John Hall began fishing in 1948 at the tender age of 4. His mother still has a photo of him with his first catch: a 9lb white seabass. With that, he was hooked....
Captain Dave Booth owns and operates his prize fishing vessel the FV Chris Ann out of Point Judith, Rhode Island. Even though his vessel is a bit smaller than most of the...
Captain Peter Grillo has been fishing for tuna, opah, swordfish, monchong, mahi-mahi and wahoo with longline and troll methods for nearly 20 years – from the North Atlantic...
Captain Mike Monfonte is the youngest member of this fishing family. The Monfonte family has been fishing in Pt. Judith for many generations. Captain Mike recently purchased...
A group of ten San Diego divers (including Pete Halmay pictured to the left) harvest California sea urchin by hand in fertile kelp beds less than two miles off the San Diego...
Salt Water Farms is the farming affiliate of American Mussel Harvesters. Salt Water Farms is located off Aquidneck Island in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay Rhode...
Heifer Farm is an educational farm for the public to learn more about the sustainable agricultural practices that Heifer International supports around the world. Heifer...
Founded in 2003 by Matthew Biskup, Matthew and Danya Teitelbaum decided to farm together in 2009 and purchased 47 acres of land in 2012. Queens Greens does not use hormones...
Joey Tucker is a third-generation farmer. His father continues to work at a dairy farm in Franklin, MA. Joey raises Angus beef, Suffolk lambs and Hampshire cross pigs at...
Captain Robert Widmyer trolls for King (Chinook) salmon on his vessel, the F/V Blue Gill. He lands the fish in Ketchikan (pictured to the left), the southeastern-most city...
Captain Sean Roberts trolls for King (Chinook) Salmon on his vessel, the F/V Shadow. He lands the fish in Ketchikan (pictured to the left), the southeastern-most city in...
After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and Biology from Springfield College in Massachusetts, Rob Krause moved to Rhode Island to start an oyster farm....
Founded in 1902, Schartner Farms is a 150 acre farm located in Exeter, Rhode Island. Schartner Farms offers a full produce department with fresh and farm grown produce as...
Beriah Lewis Farm began in 1791 in Stonington, Connecticut. Ledyard Lewis is a 7th generation farmer. He raises nearly 1000 head of cattle on 750 acres of land. His Angus...
Founded in 1958 by Andy and Alice Card and Stewart and Ruth Cheney, Wesley and his brother Glenn now operate Merrimack Valley Apiaries. Merrimack Valley Apiaries offers...
Red Fire Farm began on a 50 acre piece of land located in southern Hampshire County on the corners of Taylor and Carver streets in Granby, MA. The land had been fallow for a...
Mark Phillips is the owner and captain of the F/V Illusion, a stern dragger that primarily fishes yellowtail. He is from Greenport, NY and has been fishing off the waters of...
Kennett Square Specialties is located in the "Mushroom Capital of the World" in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Mushroom farmers from this region produce over a...
Captain John Hett started fishing not because his father or grandfather fished, as is common in the industry, but rather solely because he loved the water and decided to...
Prior to becoming an oyster farmer, Jim Arnoux and Nick Papa began harvesting shellfish on the historic Great South Bay, the home of the original Blue Point oyster. Digging...
From October to March, Captain Mark Bithell fishes the local waters off Laguna, Dana Point and San Clemente from his 28-foot vessel for lobster as well as rock and spider...
Founded in 1912 by Jon Chandler, David Jr., Jon’s great-grandson, now operates Meadowbrook Orchards. Meadowbrook Orchards focuses on harvesting apples, but also deals with...

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