Hi there CSA members,
For those of you who have not met me, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Molly Rubin and I am the third member of the farm crew at Maitri Farm. I spend most of my time here in the veggie fields with Rose and Billy. I do however get to help out with some of the animal chores, and got to help with moving our pigs onto some new pasture last week. The pigs were pretty excited about having a new space to root around in.
My main interest in Maitri farm started when I found out it was a first year farm. I really wanted to see a farm start out, and be a part of that. I started farming in Wisconsin in a community that I was living and working in as an AmeriCorps member. I quickly fell in love with organic diversified farming. After that I decided I wanted to try my hand at production farming which is what had led me to Maine, I apprenticed on two different farms there. The first farm was an organic vegetable farm that I worked on from early spring into the late fall, and during the winter I worked on an organic dairy farm. I fell in love with farming mainly because I get to be outdoors all the time, I enjoy the physical labor and can’t help but be proud of producing good, healthy and honest food for people. I truly love interacting with customers and CSA members. Hope you enjoyed this little blurb and look into life on Maitri and how I got started farming.
Hope you enjoy your fresh veggies and have a great week!
CSA Notes (a few updates on the CSA and the farm):