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Good morning All,

Not quite sure where the days and weeks are going but they sure seem to be flying past!

This session of the legislature is wrapping up (hopefully) in the next 2 weeks, and i certainly appreciate all of your patience as I navigate this new chapter in my crazy busy life! So much to learn……….

We have been at market again, last Wednesday and Saturday, I enjoy catching up with all of my market friends, it is unbelievable to me that I hav been working with the Cumberland farmers market for more than 15 years ! AND where have all those years gone? Lots of tent setting up and taking down and an incredible amount of fresh produce ,meat and eggs have travelled through my hands to yours…

So, let me know how we can help to fill your food list this week, we will gather orders tomorrow evening for Wednesday market pick up and Friday for Saturday pick up !thank you again my friends, you are gratefully appreciated!

And take a few moments our of your busy day to visit you local farmers market,there is a lot going on!!!


Kathy Shaw Valley View Farm 1200 Sopers Mill Rd. Auburn, Maine 04210 Email: Phone: 207-320-1969

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Good evening All,

Memorial Day weekend, start to our summer fun , and for me, a time for reflecting on all the wonderful folks that have come in and out of my life, that have given me the gift of their time and learning, that gave without hesitation their love and honesty …. So many souls, all hard working farmers,fishermen,homesteaders,foragers,generous folks that were souls of the land and sea and offered to me many many life lessons. Some I learned easily and others……well, they might have taken me a bit longer, but those are the lessons that I remember and use greatfully. I am and have been blessed by friends gone by but also friends that I can call upon today.. thank you all.

We are headed to market this week, and we will gladly assemble your orders for you to pick up at market..our market days are Wednesday 10-1 in Falmouth and Saturday 10-1 in Cumberland . Please send me your orders at least 24 hours in advance ! Come on over to market, we have so many great vendors selling excellent produce and crafts… let’s fill up the pantry…. I know that many of you begin to welcome summer visitors , fresh local food is always in great demand…

And on another note, my former farm helper ,KC, came back to spend a bit of time with his family before diving into the world of career driven work in IT at John Hopkins university. KC is going into his junior year next year and he stopped over for a visit with us, what a great bright young fella… I miss him lots and lots, he was capable, responsible , worked hard and loved my big dog boys who practically became unglued at their delight in seeing him! Two big dogs at about 125 pound each could not get enough of his attention, and let him know how much they missed him…. Made me kinda jealous!

I have a good supply of fiddleheads and ramps, baby lettuce and spinach, we do have herb seedlings and I will get that list out to everyone in the next day or so….

Happy summer, and know that I am greatful for all of you and for your support of local foods and our fabulous small Maine farms!\

Keep on watering !


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Look at our newest babies! 12 happy big goslings, surrounded and protected by their very vigilant moms and dads…. Don’t EVEN think about getting close to these precious little bundles…you will get a very stern, loud warning and a chase off from their guardians! Not many more intimidating than critters than a goose on the lookout..

The market was very busy Saturday, I will not be at Wednesday market nor Saturday this week, , the best laid plans very often go wonky . So I will make Friday delivery this week and hope to get back into the market routine for next week. I have missed all of my loyal market friends!

Fiddleheads, ramps and I might even have shiitake mushrooms available. Let me know if you’d like some, the logs are just beginning to bloom!

Always glad to hear from you all, and please let me know how I can fill your pantry with fresh local delicious foods!

Memorial Day weekend!

Woo hoo!


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