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Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen at Rabbit Hill Farm

Agritourism Specialty Winery/Cidery

On the island of Deer Isle, Rabbit Hill Farm overlooks eastern Penobscot Bay and the wind towers of Vinyl Haven. Deep in the woods of Crockett Cove, homesteaders Cheryl & Flip spend their days farming, fishing, and foraging for island foods, creating organic specialty products and crafting sparkling hard & sweet ciders in their commercial kitchen and winery. Rabbit Hill features farm tours, chowder & popover luncheons and farm-to-table suppers. Visit with the rabbits, an important component of the farm’s unique soil-building technique or hike to Rabbit Island for clamming. Sustainable practices, breath-taking views, and unforgettable food are the hallmark of this distinctive MOFGA certified organic farm, cider orchard, and rabbitry.

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Agritourism Activities

DROP-IN CHOWDER & POPOVERS at RABBIT HILL FARM May 19 & 20, 2018 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Rabbit Hill, an Emily Muir designed cottage, boasts expansive views of Rabbit Island and Crocket Cove. Enjoy treetop birding while dining on Cheryl Wixson's Kitchen Clam Chowder, handcrafted organic cider and hot popovers. Birders of all ages are invited to hike to shore, and explore the adjacent Crockett Cove Woods Preserve. OPEN FARM DAY JULY 22, 2018 Events scheduled: 10 AM – 1 PM Farm tours, soil building techniques, Samples from the kitchen 1 PM - 3 PM Shore walks, clamming demonstration, trips to Rabbit Island 5 PM – 8 PM Potluck Sunset Supper! Bring something to share, a musical instrument and your dancing shoes!

Specialty Activities

Established in 1999, Cheryl Wixson's Kitchen works collaboratively with businesses, farms and fisheries, community organizations, educational institutions, and state and local agencies to provide a safe, secure and nutritional Maine food supply. Cheryl Wixson's Kitchen, the specialty food company, was founded in 2011 by Wixson and her family. Conceived as an economic development strategy for Maine agriculture, the company aggregated crops from over 60 Maine farmers at Coastal Farms & Foods in Belfast and brought 54 products to market. When Coastal closed in 2014, the processing capacity was mothballed until 2016 when a much smaller facility was licensed at Rabbit Hill. The specialty food side of the company continues to hand-craft small batches of artisanal products, test new recipes, and bring Maine products to market. Products are available at the farm and at

Main Characteristics:

Agritourism Fruits Livestock Meats Processed Products Specialty Products Vegetables Winery

Member Details





  • Sweet Cider
  • Wine


  • Rabbit


  • Apples


  • Vegetable Seedlings/Herbs


  • Agritourism
  • Specialty
  • Winery/Cidery


  • Other

Main Characteristics

  • Agritourism
  • Fruits
  • Livestock
  • Meats
  • Processed Products
  • Specialty Products
  • Vegetables
  • Winery


  • Other

Other Business Focuses

  • Food Processing

Other Processed Products

  • Bakery Products
  • Candy/Confections/Snacks
  • Other Specialty Products
  • Processed Meats
  • Processed Vegetables and Fruit Products
  • Ready to Eat Meals

Payments Accepted

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit Cards

Processed Vegetable/Fruit Products

  • Condiments/Pickles/Relishes
  • Jams/Jellies/Preserves
  • Salsa
  • Sauces

Type of Activity

  • Winery & Vineyard Wine Tastings
  • Weddings
  • Educational Workshops
  • Private Parties
  • Birdwatching
  • Special Occasions
  • Tours of Food Processing Facility or Factory
  • Cooking and Food Demonstrations


  • Asparagus
  • Cucumbers
  • Fresh Beans
  • Herbs, fresh
  • Leeks
  • Peas
  • Pumpkins
  • Rhubarb
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Winter Squash