PHOTOS: Winter on the farm in Auburn

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Kathy Shaw holds three one-month-old piglets at the farm she owns with her husband in Auburn on Monday. Shaw said Valley View Farm has been equally busy with babies and fresh greens. The days of farmers taking time off in the winter are long gone, she said. Thanks to a high-tunnel greenhouse that she and her husband, Joe Gray, built last fall, the tops of carrots are showing above ground and spinach will be ready to pick by the end of next week. Four baby goats were born around the same time as the pigs, Shaw said.

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A goose ruffles his feathers at Valley View Farm in Auburn on Monday. Farmers Kathy Shaw and Joe Gray sell eggs from their geese through their community supported agriculture (CSA) program.

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Kale, peas, carrots and spinach have popped above ground in the high tunnel greenhouse at Valley View Farm in Auburn.

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Kathy Shaw and her husband Joe Gray are two of the local farmers who sell meat, vegetables and eggs at the Winter Farmer's Market in Lewiston. The next market is Feb. 16.

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Tizz Crowley's picture

Winter of the Farm Photos

Great photos! What a nice story to remember us life does not go silent. It's great to have the winter Farmers Market.

Thanks to all our local farmers who keep us well fed.


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