West Branch Farms

Our Story

Welcome to West Branch Farms, where each experience is meticulously crafted by our dedicated team. Founded by Maine residents Chris and Sue Meroff, who discovered their love for Machias during their vacations over 25 years ago, West Branch Farms is a labor of love dedicated to meeting the needs of our community and guests. From family-friendly activities to unparalleled wedding experiences, we’re committed to delivering exceptional service and creating memories that endure a lifetime. Come join us and uncover the warmth, hospitality, and joy that define the West Branch Farms experience. 

Experience the Charm of Farm Life and the Comfort of Home

Discover the Perfect Maine Getaway

Welcome to West Branch Farm, the ultimate Maine getaway where rustic charm meets modern comfort. Our farm offers a variety of experiences, including the Barnyard Experience, where you can interact with our friendly animals and learn about sustainable farming, and the Farm Pass, which provides unlimited access to scenic trails, gardens, and special events. Whether you’re enjoying a peaceful walk through our orchards, participating in a farm-to-table cooking class, or simply relaxing in our cozy accommodations, West Branch Farm promises a memorable escape into the beauty of Maine. 

Tradition, Sustainability, and Community

Discover the Story Behind West Branch Farms

Our founders Chris and Sue Meroff, have been coming to Machias for over 25 years on vacation. They listened to the community over that time on what was needed. Mainly they heard there is nothing to do for families and children. They saw this farm and saw a way to fill that need and decided to make the investment. They loved it so much they have decided to become permanent residents.

Serving Our Community By Bringing Families Together

The Team

Joshua Richards

Exec Chef - General
Manager of Food and Bev

Chef has over 20 years in the kitchen, and takes pride in curating elevated menus that are still approachable to downeast Maine. He is an accomplished 9 ball player and has even won a few tournaments. Fun fact: Chef is a “trekkie”

Danyel Crabtree

Estate Manager

Danyel oversees all operations on the Farm. She specializes in all events that take place on the farm, from our summer community dinners to weddings. Fun fact: Danyel started at WBF as a barista who couldnt make shot of espresso. (she figured it out) 

Becca Gardner

Farm Manager

Becca’s love for farming started at a very young age where she stayed at a bed and breakfast that featured an immersive farm experience that she is now able to pass down to other people. Becca is morning person who like to start her mornings with coffee. 

Amber Scoville

Exec assist/ Cottage manager

Amber is the exec assist to the Estate manger and also heads up the cottages. She is pursuing her degree in hospitality. When she isn’t welcoming guests to the cottages you will find her on the wedding and event team. She prefers hot coffee over iced even in the summer ,and is a morning person 

Sierra Garrison

Front of house manager

Sierra Garrison is the face of the cafe and takes care of our guests needs. She has been with WBF for over a year and we are so happy to have her on the team as House Manager. Fun Fact: She always wears slippers. Always. Personal Fact: Sierra, her brother and Step father all have birthdays in May 

What We Offer

Whether you’re shopping at our on-site market or joining our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, you can trust that every bite is bursting with freshness and goodness. 

Our Values

At West Branch Farms, we’re all about keeping things green and growing. We take care of our soil, save water, and make sure there’s plenty of different plants and animals around. That way, our farm stays healthy and happy for a long time.

Get Involved

Unwind from the city in our serene event center for your corporate retreat. Our flexible facilities are perfect for meetings, team-building, and relaxation. Let us customize your retreat for teamwork and renewal. 

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