The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has released the latest installment of “Growing Maine,” a series of short documentaries highlighting Maine food producers and farm families, according to a news release from the extension.

The third video tells the story of Patty and Gary Treworgy and their children on their second-generation orchard and family farm.

Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant had a rough start after the first planting of apples failed. But with perseverance and by starting small, the farm grew to be a destination for more than 35,000 visitors each year.

According to the release, the video series helps consumers get to know their food sources better, as farmers and producers share their behind-the-scenes perspectives on how decisions are made.

UMaine Extension helps support and grow the food-based economy statewide, and is the only entity that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, education, production, processing, commerce, nutrition and food security and safety are integral and interrelated.

Videos in the series can be viewed online at

For more information contact Leslie Forstadt at 581-3487 or [email protected].

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