On May 31st of 1865, Bradford Boothby purchased the white cape home and surrounding land on which our orchard and farm stand now sit. His son, Adney, married the girl next door (or across the street in this case), Ellen Martin, whose parents had purchased the big farm house in 1849 that became known as Century Elm Farm.
Those are the roots of our Livermore family farm, which is still providing for us seven generations later. We are fortunate to have a great deal of oral and written history that documents our continual growth and change over the years as we have lived and worked on the land, keeping our farming tradition alive.
These artifacts include maps of Livermore dating back to 1858, a journal from Adney Boothby that includes his letters home and experience with the 20th Maine in the Civil War, and a meticulous journal from Rob and Clint’s 4th generation grandfather, Leslie Eustis Boothby,
Our roots on this land run deep, and as every generation has faced challenges and embraced opportunities, we look forward to expanding our product line and providing our customers with the finest Orchard Experience around.