We feature many activities at our farm including pick your own apples, a corn maze, disc golf, and more... Our farm stand is full of wonderful apples and cranberries. School Tours & Bus Tours are always welcomed at our farm. We hope to see you here.
For wholesale information and truck stop availiability please contact us at 207-225-3455 or 207-225-6018
A Short History of Apples
In the 13th century BCE, the famous Ramses II decreed that apples of various varities were to be cultivated in the Nile Delta. Evidence also shows that the ancient Greeks , as far back as the 7th century BCE were growing and harvesting apples. (http://www.vergparadise.com/highsetperch39.html)
The Americas & Johnny Appleseed
After purchasing seeds Johnny started to the Midwest where he started nurseries. In the growing frontier newly established homesteads were required under law to plant 50 apple trees in their first year. Apples quickly became a staple in settlers diets. To help these settlers Johnny would sell seeds and help pioneers in growing their own trees. Johnny apple seed settled to the Ohio and Indiana region where he owned a lot of land. The misconception is that he walked with a satchel and planted seeds across the U.S. he did do a lot of traveling and helped settlers, however he spent most of his time on his own tracts of land. He primarily spread apples by selling and giving settlers trees.
Johnny appleseed information is from (http://www.appleseed.org/johnny.html)
(Note: 1970 Census records not yet available)
Data from the State of Maine Pomological Report- the First Hundred Years (1873-1972)
Commercial Orchard data:
1925 - Maine Agricultural Experiment Station BuIletin, 1927 1940 - Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Misc. Doc