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Good morning All,

Another week in the books for our Maine summer… gosh wouldn’t a few days of steady rain be welcomed? I cannot remember a summer when it has been this dry… my sheep, mini horses and beef critters have always had a tough time keeping up the the grass, but not this year. For the very first time, I am having to supplement their feed with our large round bales, and we usually plant only use those after September throughout the winter… hope I have enough!

Linda will be picking our high bush blueberries this week so I plan to have some for all of you and for markets. The bushes are loaded and my goodness are they sweet! I did get a call from my wild blue berry provider and he plans to begin their harvest midweek next week… so , those delicious Maine treats will be arriving in 10 pound boxes ,perfect for freezer storage ( the boxes are the size of a large shoebox) for $30.00 this year. I am taking early reservations for them , feel free to let me know if you’d like one or more reserved for you! I usually toss a bunch in my freezer to have for the whole winter !

And a brief up date on my nephew Walt (thank you all who ask on his progress)…

He had a day long surgical procedure Friday to graft muscle and skin to rebuild the damage to his arm and the prognosis is excellent. He hopes to leave the hospital this week, returning home with much physical therapy to follow… he is one lucky guy……..

And so, I hope to hear from you with what I might supply for your grocery needs, but please do take a few moments to visit one of our farmers’ markets or one of the many in our fabulous state... the abundance of produce is mind boggling, local foods and local farmers are amazing!

Grateful I am for all of you!


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Good morning all,

Hope that our long weekend has been well spent with friends and family, our weather (although rain would be welcome right now) has been splendid for gatherings and water fun….and fireworks, where would we be without the traditional fabulous celebratory nighttime light show….fireflies, meteor showers and the Northern Lights are MY choice….

Which brings me to my message for the week…. I will not be able to attend the Wednesday market or put together our usual grocery orders, I travel to Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon to stay in the hospital in rotation with my family to be with my nephew who was seriously injured in a pyrotechnic set up Sunday afternoon. Walt has been a licensed pyrotechnician for more than 5 years and is in charge of crews throughout central Massachusetts that set up the gigantic fireworks displays for the public. He is meticulous, thorough and a stickler for every detail, however, Sunday afternoon he was setting up the charges when one went off and he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time… Walt will be fine, but will be in the hospital for 7 to 10 days and rehab for much longer. He is a big strong healthy guy that takes his job seriously and he will recover, but gosh….. be still my heart…. So I hope to be back by Friday, and resume my market and farm chores, I am lucky to have excellent farm helpers that will take up the day to day routine, but I cannot ask them to do even more, so the Red Shed will be open for any of you that would like to take a trip up (Thursday and Friday 2-5 and Saturday 10-2) for fresh local foods; the strawberries are just about done, but cukes,zukes,broccoli Summer squash, and fabulous greens are arriving or being picked daily! I thank you all for your local foods and excellent small farm support, and I will look forward to seeing you all soon!


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Good Morning All,

Full “steam “ ahead towards summer !

The house flies and mosquitos have arrived too…. Sitting outside in the late evening, I see that our fireflies are still flashing around the farmyard and in greater numbers this year than I have seen in years past….I have an expert from the state coming out this week to set up recording devices to monitor the sounds of our bat population, through these recordings set up over 3-4 nights, they will identify by sound the species of bats we have here in the woods. I am hoping that these recordings will help to identify our bat species, and if our population supports any threatened or endangered species, these recording will be a tool to help preserve our farm and forest land for future generations… sounds sort of mundane, but this is terribly exciting for our farm and woodland future.

Asparagus and rhubarb is at the end, unless we get a bit more rain today ( please Mother Nature ), the rhubarb will get soft and woody. I do hope to have a later harvest for our winter freezers. Strawberries are at peak right now and this year have more flavor than ever….. peas should be more readily available this week, the summer squashes and possibly even cucumbers next week! Stay tuned…..

So much more is on the way.

Our farmers markets are flourishing, take the time to stop by , meet the farmers and crafters that help to make our state thriving and vibrant communities, I hope to see you there!!!

Delivery will be Wednesday afternoon for the Portland area, and Friday afternoon for our Lewiston/Auburn folks….

We are grateful for your support and commitment to feeding your families our excellent local foods, please let me know how I might help fill your pantries!


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