In 1983, when Gary retired from the Merchant Marines, he had a dream to spend more time with his family and build an apple orchard. He envisioned a place where friends and neighbors could pick their own fruit. So he and Patty bought 42 acres of land — really just a pond and a cornfield — and planted the first apple trees a year later.
Gary, Patty and their two children moved to the farm in 1985 and waited for the first trees to mature. Just as the trees were ready to bear fruit, however, the orchard was completely destroyed by round-headed apple-tree borers, small beetles that make tunnels in an apple tree’s trunk and disrupt its ability to move water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves.
Our family’s dream seemed to be slipping away.
But we still had each other, and together, we can do anything. With faith and determination, we replanted. And by 1995, we sold our first apples.
Today there are more than 18 family members and countless friends who help us run the farm. From our ice cream shop and petting zoo to our famous corn maze and concert series, we are always dreaming up new things to do “at the farm.”
Our goal today is much like Gary’s original vision in 1983: to spend time with family and to create a place where other families can join in the experience of a family farm.
There’s no other place we’d rather be than right here, working together as a family and with our community, providing some old-fashioned, wholesome fun for everyone who visits us. We hope each of our guests leaves feeling a little closer to the land and to the family farming tradition.
Gallery (from facebook page)
See on Maps
Share this Pumpkin Patch
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
QDo you accept credit or debit cards?
Yes! We accept all major credit cards…even in the middle of the field.
QDo you allow dogs at the farm?
We allow dogs on leashes, but we ask that they be kept a safe distance from the animals, and federal food safety laws require that they are kept out of the crop fields and orchards.
QHow do we get to the farm?
We are located 9 miles west of Bangor International Airport at 3876 Union St. in Levant.
Q Is there an entry fee?
No! Entry is free. There is also no cost for hayrides, folk concerts, parking, picnic table use, the petting zoo, and having a great time! There is a charge for the corn maze, horse-drawn farm tour, and any produce or gifts you'd like to take home.
QWhen should I plan to come for the fall experience?
If you are interested in picking apples and pumpkins, the best time is from the beginning of September to the end of October.