Community: Growing Maine — Treworgy Family Orchards
The latest installment of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s “Growing Maine” series tells the story of Patty and Gary Treworgy and their children on their second-generation orchard and family farm. Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant had a rough start after the first planting of apples failed. But with perseverance and by “starting small,” the farm grew to be a destination for over 35,000 visitors each year. The “Growing Maine” short documentaries highlight Maine food producers and farm families. The series helps consumers get to know their food sources better, as farmers and producers share their “behind-the-scenes” perspectives on how decisions are made.