Landscape Tour Stop 7
The current apple orchard is a replacement for an earlier one, which stood in this location in the late nineteenth century. The last of the ancient apple trees were removed when the brick garage was built in the 1970s and the new orchard was established. The current varieties produced in this orchard are Macintosh, Macoun, and Red Rome. Across the road, back toward the pond, there was once a pear orchard.
The tradition of farming continues at the Eustis Estate. Historic New England leases five acres of farmland behind the house to a local farm that produces organic vegetables. Brookwood Community Farm is a both a working farm and an education center that promotes sustainable agriculture, fresh local food, and increasing access to healthy food.