Peggy Rockefeller Farms is part of the largest remaining contiguous area of historic farmland on Mount Desert Island. The property was donated by the Rockefellers to College of the Atlantic in 2010. The property now serves as a working farm and a site for student education.
The farm encompasses 125 acres of historic farmland with roughly two-thirds of the property covered in second-growth forest or wetland. Acadia National Park administers conservation easements on the entire property. The farm lies within the Northeast Creek Watershed, which is monitored closely by the US Geological Survey for nutrient loading.
PRF focuses on the production of pastured livestock products, raising grass-based beef and lamb, as well as certified organic pastured poultry. Currently, the farm has a flock of Romney and Khatahdin sheep that are bred and raised for meat and wool, a small mixed herd of Belted Galloway and Red Devon cattle, and a flock of approximately 75 Rhode Island Red laying hens. Seasonally, PRFs raises 400 organic broilers and 150 organic ducks as well as 100 organic turkeys for the Thanksgiving market.
The farm is looking to establish a seasonal meat CSA program in the coming year.