Apples
A Six Acre Pick-Your-Own fruit farm

Apple Acres Farm

Apple Acres Farm is a six acre pick-your-own fruit farm, with a gourmet food & gift store, cafe, playground, and a 1903 oak rack and cloth cider press. We are nestled in the pine forest foothills of southwestern Maine, only a 45 minute drive from coastal Portland, or North Conway & Mount Washington. We host weddings, school programs, and birthdays, as well as our annual bluegrass and bbq festival, yoga, snowshoe hikes, workshops, and more! Orchards have blossomed here for over a century, and our family has worked the land since 1949.

the history of our farm

If children are to keep alive their inborn sense of wonder, they need the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with them the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.

- Rachel Carson

 

Our Pledge to You

We care about our ecosystem and the health and happiness of our community. We believe that we are a part of nature, and that fighting nature is a fight against ourselves.

Our orchards are engaged in a transition, and we are happy to announce that in 2017 our largest pick-your-own orchard will begin fully organic practices. We also use strict IPM guidelines for raising our apples, and we do not use herbicides on the grass. While we are not yet a certified organic farm, we incorporate more and more organic & nature- friendly practices each year, and it is our goal to achieve a sustainable, beautiful, healthy crop. We have planted a heirloom apple hard cider variety orchard, and we plan to have all of our acerage in polycultural organic management within ten years. We additionally concentrate on soil health and increasing Brix for nutrient density and tree health. We are committed to education, and are happy to talk with you about our farm and our journey.

Coming in 2017: Please visit our Healthy Farm blog to learn more, and find out how you can help us help our ecosystem.