“Respect Tradition, Embrace Innovation”
Bogside Acres is owned and operated by husband and wife team of Cassander Gilmore & Erin Williams.
While commercial banker by day and Farmher at all other hours, Erin is no stranger to farming. Erin was raised on her family’s small dairy farm in southeastern Pennsylvania where she gained her love of the agriculture industry and cattle. As an active member of 4-H, FFA, the PA Simmental Association, PA Holstein Association, and various other agricultural organizations, Erin continued to grow her interest in agriculture. This inspired Erin’s continued education in Animal Science at Cornell University and Lincoln University in New Zealand. After completing her degree she moved to Massachusetts, to work in agriculture finance, eventually settling into the agricultural community of Plympton with her husband.
While wrapping up her MBA in 2015, Erin wanted to get back to her agricultural roots so the idea of Bogside Acres was born. Today, Erin tackles both her off farm as a commercial lender and on farm work with great passion. She is a member of Massachusetts Farm Bureau, Southeastern Mass Agricultural Partnership, board member for the South Shore Young Professionals, and was most recently named 40 under 40 for Plymouth & Cape Cod Region as well as SouthShore Stars.
Cass Gilmore is a Massachusetts native who grew up in the cranberry industry on his family’s cranberry bogs. Creative Mechanics is one skill that is cranberry farmers have honed due to the fact that there is not a mass manufacture of cranberry equipment. Cass grew up interested in fixing, learning and creating anything mechanical. This attraction to hands on work is what inspired Cass to pursue a degree in Marine Engineering from Mass Maritime. He sailed on merchant ships for a few years, but returning home to his true calling, the family cranberry farm. Cass now part owner in the family business and manages day to day bog operations.