277 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth | 508.563.2560 | CoonamessettFarm.com
In 1982, Ron and Roxanna Smolowitz (an officer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a veterinarian specializing in aquatic animals, respectively) purchased 20 acres in Falmouth’s village of Hatchville with a deep desire to start a farm. They created a staple within the Falmouth community.
Today’s Coonamessett Farm is much more than a farmstand. The farm produces fruits and vegetables that are sold on-site and available in stores and restaurants across the Upper Cape. In season, visitors can pick their own produce, see the farm animals (the alpacas are very popular), join its CSA (community-supported agriculture program), grab lunch at the café or bakery, or dine at the festive weekly Jamaican buffet.
In the off-season, the fun does not end. The farm hosts crafts fairs that feature local products, sells trees and wreaths during December, and supports a variety of other special events. In addition, the farm can be reserved for private parties.
The farm also offers a robust annual membership program that allows members to support their local farm in exchange for access to pick-your-own crops throughout the growing season.
“My husband, who grew up on a small farm, remarked that he’s rarely seen animals so well taken care of as here,” one reviewer said. “This is one of our favorite things we’ve done here in Falmouth, and we will certainly be back.”