We just feel so tremendously blessed to be plopped in the current location we're plopped in right now. We are surrounded by such beautiful families and farms around here in this rural region of Maine.
One such place is Avalon Acres Orchard and Farm found just a couple of miles around the bend behind us--with a hilltop view overlooking our serenely lovely Indian Lake here in St. Albans.
This couple moved up here to Maine a couple or so years ago and have renovated, refurbished, re-instituted....re-whatever it is you do to a languishing orchard and traditional lovely New England farmhouse, to restore it back to its former glory.
And I should say it's really much MORE than it's former glory because they're moving way beyond merely apples (although apples are PLENTY of work in and of themselves). They offer an assortment of fresh organic foods including vegetables from their garden, blueberries, strawberries....and, according to what they were mentioning last fall, they will eventually have peaches and maple syrup, too. And here's Avalon Acres at apple picking time.
Yes, Avalon Acres is a member of The Maine Highlands Farmers organization which is a wonderful resource for local farmers and lists several more farms and orchards in this area just waiting to be visited and supported. You can find all the details you need there!