Small Feat Farm is a half-acre farm in its fourth year of production in Gray, Maine. Our mission is to grow flowers, food, and herbs in an environmentally conscious way and to operate a dynamic business that engages our community in a flower farm share program and farm-to-table events. We also create bouquets for sale in the Gray/Cumberland and Portland areas and provide flowers and food for local businesses. The goal of Small Feat Farm is to be “everyone’s florist” by bringing beauty and nature into everyday life.
Small Feat Farm collaborates with Caswell Farm & Wedding Barn and Barn & Table Catering to create memorable farm-to-table wedding and event experiences. We love working with these businesses and look forward to a year of growth and exciting opportunities!
The Farmers and the Farm
Joanna Kraft is the farmer-in-chief at Small Feat Farm. She and her husband, Brian Rhodes-Devey, started Small Feat Farm in 2016 as a vegetable CSA farm. With the support of Catherine Caswell - owner of the property and Caswell Farm - they built the business from the ground up and have experimented with various market outlets over the years.
Joanna and Brian fell in love with farming (and each other) in 2013 while apprenticing on a 40-acre organic vegetable farm in Puyallup, Washington. After a second farming season in Whitefish, Montana, they moved to Maine in hopes of finding opportunities for personal and professional development. In addition to finding these opportunities, Joanna and Brian truly found “home” in Maine’s beautiful community of hard-working and passionate people.
In the fall of 2015, while looking for a wedding venue, Brian and Joanna happened upon Caswell Farm nestled into the lush woods of Gray. Equipped with a rustic barn and Ford tractor, it was not only the perfect place for a wedding - but also the perfect spot for a farm! After a few excited conversations, Brian, Joanna, and Catherine agreed to open business together.
In 2019, Small Feat Farm is taking a NEW direction! After three years of working together to provide a vegetable farm share to community members, Joanna and Brian have decided to diversify their household by Brian exploring employment off-farm. Joanna will now be the primary operator of the farm and the farm will predominantly provide flowers for the public and food for Barn & Table Catering events at the farm. Small Feat Farm will also host community-centered events and dinners during the summer and fall months.