Bear Swamp Orchard

We are the Gougeon family. Our orchard is just a few acres, the site of an old orchard going back more than 100 years.

About half of the existing orchard was planted on the land of Melinda and Richard Gougeon about 30 years ago by a local apple grower.

The orchard eventually fell out of use, not being large enough on its own to be viable on a traditional commercial scale, and too large for Lindy and Rich to deal with as a “home” orchard.

Already growing a lot of our own food, and interested in small scale sustainable growing, we started into the world of growing “organic” apples.

Since then, with a lot of reading, seminars, apple grower meetings, conversations with other growers, pruning, thinning, bug identification, spraying, pruning and more thinning, we are getting good crops of apples from the orchard once again, and are able to offer them for sale.


  • Apples

Open Season: September, October, November.


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