In the above photo my baby brother Ryan and I are surrounding a dear friend of our farm, Jane at at a Portland Market! She had recently picked up her All Fruit CSA box and a Mt. View Orchards truckers hat. This picture makes me really happy because Jane has been sending me encouraging messages, emails and texts since I bought my families farm in 2014! She has been one of my most consistent encouragers and has been championing my small business farming from its conception. As a new farmer that really means the world!
Farming is a solitary profession often times. When I am out cutting grass on the farm, I am on a cutter for hours alone with my thoughts and prayers. One of my favorite aspects of farming is the relationships I build with families and friends who believe in my farming dream and want to get their fruit from our small family farm. I cannot be a farmer without friends of my farm. A wholehearted thank you to everyone for making Mt. View Orchards your farm. I love being your farmer!
I am grateful today for all our CSA members who re-up every year and follow each harvest season. There are not enough words to express my gratitude.
I am grateful today for our new CSA members who have made the commitment to back up a local farm. Welcome, welcome! Looking forward to getting to know you all better.
I am grateful for everyone who comes out and visits our farm stand multiple times in the Summer and Fall. We are looking forward to u-pick cherry seasons with all our hearts(July!)
I am grateful for all the restaurants, breweries, farm to table dinners and big stores who use Fruit Harvests from Mt. View Orchards.
I am grateful for the budding blossoms and the hope of a future harvest.
I am grateful for all the Weddings that are happening this year at our Venue. I went out on a huge limb to build this and I am so relieved this venture is a wild success!
Grateful that Golden Row Cider is growing in popularity and that we are going to get them into cans and or bottles this year.
I am grateful for our amazing employees who wrapped up our pruning season. Can I just say I think i have the best people around living and serving on this farm and they did an amazing job shaping our trees this year for the 2017 harvest season. Hella proud farmer!
I am grateful for my amazing parents and partners in crime. My dad is currently filling out a really complicated government form and plotting to get rid of all predator birds on this farm(ha). My amazing mother is finishing up a nutrient dense spray for our cherries and peaches today with a smile.
Thank you for befriending Mt. View Orchards, friends. We are more than honored and care so deeply about growing food for you households, forever! xo Trina your grateful farmer.