John and Eileen Williams run a small family farm located in Clifton, Maine with help from their three sons and other family members. They grow and harvest wild blueberries and produce maple syrup and honey. Keep scrolling to read about how they got started.
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John and Eileen established Williams Family Farm in 2003. Early Williams family ancestors lived and farmed land in Clifton since the mid 1850’s. The original family homestead was located on Woodchuck Hill, known locally for its wild blueberry fields and spectacular views of Chemo Pond and Peaked Mountain (known as Chick Hill to us natives).
We still harvest the wild blueberry fields on Woodchuck Hill alternately with another family owned field located in Eddington, Maine. We have been processing and packaging the fresh blueberries under the name Linda’s Maine Wild Blueberries since 1990 when John’s parents, Linda and Melvin were at the helm. The fresh packed berries are primarily sold in quarts to individuals right here at our shop located on the Airline Road in Clifton or delivered wholesale to local grocery stores and vegetable stands throughout the State of Maine.
Our love of the outdoors and community has led us to other ventures. The first was a decision to tend our own honeybee hives rather than rent them during blueberry pollination season. This led us to create Joshy's Honey, named after John and Eileen's youngest son.
The latest venture began in 2018 when we decided to dabble in making our own maple syrup. We tapped 400 maple trees the following year, yielding 160 gallons of finished syrup. Hadley’s Maine Maple Syrup, named after our first grandchild is as sweet as she is! It was so much fun, that we’ve decided to expand our maple operation to almost 2,500 taps in 2023 and continue to expand our variety of value-added products.
To continue a tradition of working family land through sustainable forest and wild blueberry field management.