Purchased in 1912 when it was just 12 acres, Maple Acres Farm nears its centennial celebration. "There's something to be said for staying in one spot for so long." Sage words of Brian McCracken but his mother, uncles, grandparents, great-grandparents, have lived and worked the farmland on Narcissa Road, right behind the Plymouth Meeting Mall, for four generations.
Gary McKeown has preserved the Maple Acres Farm, named by his mother Millie, as it expanded to thirty acres over the years. Today, Gary and his family still lives in the 18th-century farmhouse that he grew up in."Farming is my life” says Gary McKeown, and he is now focused on preserving the land and continuing the family generational duty of sharing the farmland with the community.