The farm is diverse in its products and the sharing of responsibilities. Seth spearheads the apple orchard and the fruit tree nursery. Tyler handles the dairy cows. Seth’s wife, Anna Shapley-Quinn, handles the vegetable gardens and their winter community-supported agriculture (CSA) operation. Tyler’s partner, Elsie Gawler, 22, oversees the sheep and fleece.
“We all have our responsibilities but when there is a busy time, like planting vegetables or the orchard, we all work together,” said Gawler.
For larger projects, such as the orchard planting, they enlist the help of friends. This spring, a crew of about 15 people planted about 440 trees in two days.
They have applied for organic certification from the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association. They hope to receive their certificate this year.
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