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Welcome to Sweet Relief Farm on the Saco River in Steep Falls, Maine
     




33 Florence Lane - PO Box 131, Steep Falls, ME  04085
207-675-3410

Growing Organic Food for our Local Friends

Meet the Farmers

Here we are at our wedding:
     Mike the tractor guy, mushroom guru, and woodworker genius.
     Julee the chicken lover, soil builder, and labyrinth maker.

We are excited to work our land to provide you with fresh produce, eggs, pork, poultry, mushrooms, berries, canned goods, and dye plants.






   

Covid-19 Precautions

COVID-19 Precautions

We want to stay healthy and work the farms so that we can provide you with the best organic seedlings and nutritious organic produce in the area. Thus,  We are taking extra precautions with sanitizing and social distancing.  We limit our own interaction with society, and wear facemasks and gloves, if we do.  Please limit your interaction with our farm, if you have been exposed to the virus.  Hand sanitizing or use of cloth rags is a must at the farm before visiting, working, touching our coolers, etc.  We will have supplies available.

THE GOOD NEWS.
Seedling and Produce CSA shares are available.  Please purchase here on the website.  We will insure safe ways for you to pick up.  

SEEDLINGS:  This year we will not be browsing with you during seedling pickups, so please email, call or write to us, with your desired packs, and we will have them ready for you to pickup.  We will keep our list up-to-date of our seedling and variety packs, here under the Plants tab and in our weekly newsletter.  We will be creating Square invoices so we do need your email address for this, then you either pay online before you come for your pickup or at the farm during pickup with your credit/debit card.  We are limiting cash and check sales.

PRODUCE: The best thing to do is purchase a full or half-share of produce, which generally starts mid-June.  See our produce tab for more info.

At this point we are planning to run and attend the Steep Falls Farmers Market, but time will dictate about that.

For non-CSA purchasing: a list of our offerings is listed in our weekly newsletter, and we will try our best to keep an updated list here on the website under the Produce tab.  Email, call or write to us, with your desired produce and amount, and we will have them ready for you to pickup.  We will be creating Square invoices so we do need your email address for this, then you either pay online before you come for your pickup or at the farm during pickup with your credit/debit card.  We are limiting cash and check sales.  The current plan is to bag orders for Wednesday and Friday afternoon/evening pickups or Saturday instead of Friday if there is no farmers market.

The farm specializes in 'Growing Organic Food for our Local Friends and Neighbors".  We look forward to growing vegetables, herbs, small fruits, Shiitake mushrooms, dye plants, laying hens, and turkeys.  We feature shares in produce, plants, and poultry.  We treat our farm as a 'generous' homestead with plenty of good, healthy, organic food that we want to grow and have plenty to share with our friends, family and neighbors.  We were MOFGA certified organic in September, 2014 for produce, mushrooms, herbs, and turkey.
    Sweet Relief Farm is a 40-acre lot with mostly woods with wet ravines meandering their way into the Saco River, thus we are continually planning for a viable, sustainable economy for our homestead.  Who knows, the future may hold cranberries, elderberries, or maybe duck production for us.
    In the mean time we have a 22' x 48' greenhouse for organic seedling production, raised bed spring and winter greens, and summer tomatoes as well as a 30'x72' tunnel house for season extension crops.  We plant in it tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant for summer production and spinach and other greens for winter.  Our primary field is approximately 2/3 acre and we have scattered garden beds near the greenhouses and our home, some of which hold our herbs.  We have coops for our laying hens and organic turkeys. 
     Julee worked for Rippling Waters Organic Farm previously, where she incorporated many sustainable agricultural methods with permaculture in mind:  year-round hay mulching, companion planting, herbal medicinal wheel, mandala design, hugelculture beds, and you're sure to see some of this influence at the farm. 
    We manage our work with lots of community volunteers, WWOOFers who volunteer and learn about organic growing and stay for an extended period of time in our camper, and an intern assistant manager.
     Currently we have Produce, Market, Mushroom, and Seedling Shares available for sale, which you can order on-line.  We also are introducing a Winter Share.
     When Mike isn't growing our Shiitake Mushrooms or building for the farm, he is busy creating lovely wood products, ornaments, pendants and keepsake boxes. Some of the wood is sourced from our own land and some is repurposed.  To view and purchase these and our other crafts please visit or Etsy Shop or our Facebook Page.  Or maybe you'll see us one of the local craft fairs!
     Walking our land gives us such a 'sweet relief' from every day stresses, that we want to share with others this uplifting feeling.  Be assured that walks, tours, labyrinth meditations, and workshops will be offered throughout the year. So please come and enjoy!


Sign Up for our Weekly Newsletter

Email us that you want to sign up for our Newsletter and we will add you.  julee@sweetrelieffarm.com

The Newsletter Lists weekly Seedlings and Produce that is available for purchase, plus pictures of the farm, gardening tips, and recipes.





Sights on our Land

Spring Wildflowers

Logo Inspiration - Trillium

Star Flower

Wood Anenome

White Violet