Farm & Family
Farm and Family
Treworgy Family Orchards started as an idea for a pick your own apple orchard, and a way for Gary Treworgy to retire from the Merchant Marine and spend more time with his family.
So, in 1983, Gary and wife Patty bought 42 acres of land, basically a pond and corn field, and planted the first apple trees a year later. In 1985, the couple moved out to the farm with their two young children.
By 1989, just as the trees were almost mature enough to bear fruit, the family had quite a setback. Round-headed apple tree borers attacked the trees, waged a good battle, and won, destroying the orchard. But, the group pulled together, replanted the trees, and by 1995, the Treworgy family sold their first apples!
Since that first sale, the farm and family have grown. Today there are more than 15 family members and countless friends who help run the farm. From the ice cream shop and petting zoo to the family’s famous corn maze and concert series, the Treworgys are always dreaming up new ways to make it fun for other families to visit. And their family has a great time working together to make it all happen.
Thousands of visitors come out to the farm every season, some for the day, some as part of a school group, and some as summer day campers. The Treworgys hope each of their guests leaves feeling a little closer to the land and to the family farming tradition.