We are open 9 to 5 daily with Maine Apple Sunday coming up on the 14th of this month!
Samples of Paula's famous apple crisp with Gifford's ice cream, wagon rides into the orchard, apple picking, lots of space to play and run around!
The farm belonged to the Coffin Family when Maine was part of Massachusetts. It was then sold to the Wentworth Family who planted the first orchards. The current owners, Steven and Marilyn Meyerhans, purchased the farm in 1973 from Royal and Irene Wentworth.
The soils and climate of our central Maine location are unsurpassed for producing crisp, hard and brightly colored McIntosh. While we can offer the very best of many delicious, newly developed apple varieties, we specialize in the wonderful old-time varieties that are indigenous to our area: Macs, Northern Spy, Golden Russet, Pearmain, Winter Banana, and others.
Our fresh pressed apple cider is made from a blend of those old-time varieties and is famous for miles around for its rich, smooth, golden goodness.
We welcome you to visit our farm and its pituresque barn store, where in addition to all our apple products, you will find home-made jams and jellies of every description, pure natural local honey, maple syrup, scrumptious, home-made pies and breads, local vegetables and loads of country charm. We also invite you to stroll through the orchards, perhaps pick a peck or two of your own apples in season, or watch cider being pressed. Bring a picnic. It's a great family outing. The Apple Farm is open from August to December and is located on the Back Rd. (1 mile off Route 104 between Waterville and Skowhegan).
Mission Statement for Lakeside Orchards Farm Market and The Apple Farm
The mission of these two businesses is to grow the best food possible in the least environmentally disruptive way while providing for us and our employees living wages and decent working conditions. We are committed to preserving agricultural land for today's and tomorrow's needs. We are also committed to preserving open space and public access to the land. We feel that the need for good food can and should be met locally as much as possible and we strive to meet that need.