American Feast, LLC :: Maine Apple Gift Basket :: About the Producer
Beginning in 1985, the man behind Pastor Chuck Orchards started a modest apple orchard in Cushing, on the
What to name the orchard?
Well, it seems he’s an Episcopal Priest - now in private practice as a psychotherapist & organizational consultant.
He goes by his middle name, Waite, but was named after his great grandfather, Charles Waite.
Some time ago his cousin, Gail Weber, as a lark, gave him the name, "Pastor Chuck." Thus was born the perfect name for the orchard, "Pastor Chuck Orchards."
Soon Pastor Chuck began experimenting with various apple products such as apple sauce & apple butter.
Those early efforts were given to relatives, friends, & neighbors. He was pleasantly surprised to find they were quite a hit.
His organic apple products were a big step up in flavor from what could typically be found on a store shelf.
The germ of an idea formed.
What of the possibility of producing something, commercially?
After a number of fits & starts the new venture was launched on
November 18, 2004.
The young company’s organic products are of such excellent quality & so delicious that today, their organic apple butter & applesauce are sold nationally, & new products are in the works.
Pastor Chuck feels so fortunate to be able to produce this fine food that he’s pledged to give one percent of all his company’s profits back to the community.
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