McDougal Orchards is a diversified family farm in Southern Maine specializing in the production of high quality apples for sale to pick-your-own, farm stand, and local wholesale customers. Located just a mile from downtown Sanford, the farm has been owned and operated by the same family for seven generations. McDougal Orchard's scenic location and proximity to the beaches and lakes of York County make it an extremely desirable day-trip location in the summer and fall for tree fruit and pumpkins. Customers pass through the dooryard of the historic farmhouse on their way to pick apples in the orchards behind the house, or stop to buy ready-picked fruit in the barn salesroom. Capt. Jack's usually making fresh cider donuts out in the Shack, as well! There are a few farm animals out back, a picnic area, a fairy village, and a corn maze for kids of all ages to enjoy. Plus, there's always a family member about to fill you in on the history of the place or how best to prune that old tree in your backyard. Stop by soon!
We're located on a portion of a 450-acre tract purchased at tax auction for "fifty-two pounds ten shillings" by Joshua Hanson in 1779. Joshua's nephew inherited the property, and his great grandaughter, Mary Hanson, married Alva McDougal, a cowboy from Deming, New Mexico, hence the McDougal connection. The farm is now protected under a conservation easement facilitated by the Land for Maine's Future program and administered by Maine Farmland Trust. Farmland Forever!
Sanford Farmers' Market, Central Park (Main Street across from Town Hall) Saturdays 8 AM to Noon & Rite-Aid parking lot, Springvale, Wednesdays 1-5 PM. Mid-May through Columbus Day.
Open 9-5 daily at the farm, 201 Hanson's Ridge Road, Springvale, ME.
Open 9-5 daily at the farm, 201 Hanson's Ridge Rd, Springvale, ME. and most weekends corner of RT. 202 & Little River Rd., E. Lebanon, ME.
U.S.Fancy grade apples in 5 lb bags and Extra Fancy grade loose apples sold through Hannaford Sanford & Wells stores. USDA GAP certified.
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I have been going to McDougal's for years, and it has been great to see them expand what they offer. All the food is great, and the addition of their own meat has been a real positive. I also love the goat cheese and eggs.
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