In 1989, Ron Smolowitz, a retired Captain of a research vessel out of Woods Hole, and his wife Roxanna, an aquatic animal veterinarian acquired the 20 acre property that would soon become Coonamessett Farm. This piece of land was meant as a housing development, but when Ron and Roxanna purchased it, they planned to convert it to a farm and knew the community would be supportive as well.
Ron in his infamous golf cart.
The idea was to create a Pick-Your-Own farm, one where community members would buy a membership and then have the opportunity to tour the farm, pick their own vegetables, visit with our animals, and participate in farm events. Soon, the Smolowitz's farm on beautiful Coonamessett Pond went from an idea to a reality.
As time passed, the farm only grew as a fun and interactive business. While memberships increased, so did their passion for environmental stewardship. This lead to the emergence of several green energy initiatives to the farm. The wind turbine and solar panel roof were installed to help power the greenhouses. And in 2018, our farm acquired a large-scale composter.
Presently, the farm is a staple of the Falmouth community. The farm is an active member of this town and provides a farming experience to both town residents and visitors. All can enjoy the beauty of the farm, pick vegetables and berries see farm animals and just relax in a farm setting. The farm offers a cafe, a bakery and a farm oriented store that features alpaca clothing. Be apart of our farm today and experience all that we have to offer!