County native joins Wintergreen board

6 years ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Wintergreen Arts Center recently welcomed Tara Smith Vighetti to its board of directors.  

A native of Aroostook County, Vighetti is president and CEO of Smith Packing Inc., the marketing arm of Smith’s Farm Inc.

“Tara brings amazing business and marketing skills to our board,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director.  “She is a member of the sixth generation at Smith’s Farm, the largest broccoli grower on the East Coast. We are grateful Tara’s heart remains here in The County and that she is passionate about the arts and giving back.”

Vighetti said, “Nothing of value can be made or marketed without creativity.  Fostering love of ideas and providing a setting to explore them is essential. I was given these tools and opportunities growing up and am excited to be involved with Wintergreen Arts.”

Vighetti splits her time between offices in Presque Isle and St. Augustine, Florida, where she oversees nationwide marketing and sales for Smith’s Farm and the Stag Brand.  The farm grows and markets broccoli year around from Maine, Florida and California.

Vighetti and her husband, Steve, currently reside in St. Augustine with their two young children.