Valley View Farm

The Farm

Valley View Farm is located on Sopers Mill Rd in Auburn, Maine. The farm consists of
about 75 acres at our main location and another forty acres a short distance away. Until
2007 a great deal of the land was in tree growth. That year most of it was harvested in
preparation of increasing the pasture and garden acreage. We also grow a limited
amount of produce at gardens in Yarmouth and Falmouth.

Several rabbit hutches cluster around the yard, housing the many ducks, geese, and
chickens that free range around the yard. In spring 2009 we consolidated the rabbits in a
new homemade custom made hutch.

The pig pen is a two wire electric enclosure that gets moved about to ensure the pigs stay
busy tilling our gardens for next growing season. We have a portable shelter that moves
along with the enclosure to ensure the pigs comfort.

Most of the larger animals stay in a paddock / pasture located south of the house. They
have the lower 35 acres to graze about freely.

One of the two 80 foot greenhouses has been transformed into a chicken coop. This coop
houses almost 400 chickens, some guinea hens and a few heritage breed turkeys.  
These birds free range around the farm and come and go in their coop most anytime they
choose. In addition, we have lots of geese and ducks running all over the farm free
ranging. We have added four peacocks that we let roam around as well.  

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is really quite simple; enjoy life and leave the planet better off than when
we arrived. Toward that end, we are working to build sustainable agricultural practices at
our farm. We will not use pesticides here. We will use proper crop rotation to best foster
productive soils. We use our pigs, goats,  sheep and cows to clear pastures and till and
fertilize the land. We want to use our tractors as little as possible.

Contact Valley View Farm

Kathy Shaw
1200 Sopers Mill Rd
Auburn, Maine  04210


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