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Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours - Sweetser's Apple Barrel and Orchards

  • October 15, 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 19 Blanchard Road, Cumberland


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    Sweester's Apple Barrel and Orchards


This family-owned farm, founded in 1812, was the winner of the Maddy Corson Small Business Award at the 2010 Maine Family Business Awards.

The unique feature of this retail farm stand is the personal knowledge that staff members share with customers about the 50 varieties of apples grown in the orchard. This wide variety of heirloom apples attracts customers from all across the state. It also serves to extend the apple season from late July through November.

Located in Cumberland Center, this farm has transitioned from a rural setting to a farm oasis in suburban Maine. Join us at this event to see what Sweetser’s is all about.

Greg Sweetser, the fifth-generation owner of Sweetser's Apple Barrel and Orchards, will be there to introduce the business and answer any questions you may have!

Please RSVP by registering for the event online or by contacting Catherine via email or phone at: catherine@fambusiness.org or 207.798.2667

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