About Our Farm

Darthia Farm

Darthia Farm has been a staple of the Downeast Maine community for decades. Over the years we’ve seen many changes, and overcome countless hurtles. We have been overjoyed to host more than 270 apprentices -- many of whom now operating their own farms. We have a CSA (community supported agriculture) program, a busy farm store, a restaurant account, and participate in the Winter Harbor Farmers’ Market. 

Our organic farm encompasses 150 acres of recaptured pasture, hay land, gardens, and a selectively managed woodlot. We are a family-run farm and our apprentices help out here in exchange for room and board, a stipend, and a quality learning experience.  We have been certified organic by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) since 1978.

Our Farm Family

Cynthia and Bill Thayer arrived here to start Darthia Farm in 1976 and were joined in 2016 by Shepsi, Liz, their daughter Harbor, and their son Cedar.

Cynthia and Bill Thayer

Cynthia: Writer, Singer, Playwright, Master Gardener, fantastic Chef, Lover of lambs, the list goes on...

Bill: Strong as an ox.  Haymaker extraordinaire.  Teamster.  Lumberjack.  Splits 6 cords a year.

Shepsi, Liz, Harbor, and Cedar

Shepsi: Working it in the gardens, Father, Musician, Waterman, Yogi

Liz: Mother, Baker, Spinner, Sheep Lover, Kitchen Queen

Harbor: Learning to Swim, Rides a 2-wheeler, plants potatoes like a champ, ready for anything

Cedar: Great at jumping off of things around the farm, rides a strider bike, needs to play in the bay or puddles or other water bodies all the time.