Orchard Ridge Farm is owned and operated by two generations of women. We seek to invite the community and traveler’s to enjoy nature year-round by providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

Guests are welcomed to visit us on the farm by walking our trails, visit our pigs, goats, chickens, and rabbits, shop in our market, grab a coffee, ordering a snack, or just popping by to say hello! We have both indoor and outdoor spaces to sit and socialize or dine. We bake fresh bagels daily as well as feature a full menu of espresso products.

Erica and Kristen have been talking about collaborating on a project like Orchard Ridge for as long as they can remember. This endeavor is a dream come true made reality with the help of their mother, Mary.

Together they all look forward to transforming the 38 acres into an agritourism destination. With the addition of dining space, multi-use trails, events and classes we invite you to enjoy Orchard Ridge year round.

In addition to apples, blueberries, and pears we are adding raspberries this Spring and will continue to diversify our u-pick offerings in the years to come. Stay tuned for all the exciting developments!

Click here to view our upcoming and exciting projects!

Erica Gottshalk

Erica has dedicated her career to the hospitality industry in Portland for over 12 years. Her career includes working at The Back Bay Grill, Scales, The Press Hotel, & most recently The Canopy Portland Waterfront Hotel. Erica’s F&B background lends invaluable experience in customer service, event planning, and general management. She oversees all aspects of Orchard Ridge Farm.

Born and raised in Cumberland, Maine Erica loves all that Maine has to offer. She is happy to call Gorham home for her and her family. In her free time you can find her gardening, swimming, going to the movies, and exploring new places in Maine.

Mary Walker

Mary grew up in the lakes region of Maine. Access to its lakes and mountains instilled a strong connection with nature from a young age. Her love of hiking, canoeing, and camping is something she shared with her daughters and ultimately led them to Orchard Ridge.

Mary is a practicing nurse in Harpswell, Maine. She has been nursing for over 15 years and helping people is what she loves the most about her profession. Mary is an active member of MOAC and enjoys the friends that she has met through the club over the years. Mary spends her off-time supporting the farm and her family however she can.