My name is Molly Ritzo otherwise known as Milly Skillet. My uncle Joe (Joey Frying Pan) coined me Milly Skillet at at a young age and the name has stuck around. Milly’s Skillet is now the name of my food trucks, off-site catering company, and Farmside bakery and pizza shop. The Milly’s brand began in 2015 on Peaks Island, ME with my first food truck, Milly’s Seaside Kitchen. Milly’s Seaside has turned into a thriving summer destination. We now partner with Jones Landing to provide food and full bar in the historic restaurant as well as walk up service at the food truck May through October.

Milly’s is headquartered at Old Smith Farm in Falmouth, Maine where we operate Milly’s Farmside bakery and The Barn at Smith Farm which is our seasonal restaurant and wedding barn.

My family and friends are all a big part of life on the farm. My mom and dad are business partners, my brother and sister are tied in very closely as well. My staff is made up of many old waitressing and bartending friends that I have worked with in the past. Even though I am a bit of a loner, I’ve got to say it’s all about the family and friends. We are so lucky to have such a good crew and the absolute best customers who are now dear friends too!

Here is a little history on me. My early childhood was spent in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. When I was 8 years old my family moved to Kingfield, Maine. This town in the Western mountains in Maine is where I grew up and still have close ties to now.

After graduating, I moved to St John, USVI and spent a couple of glorious years soaking in the culture. It was during my time in St John that I got my first cooking job at Maho Bay Camps. I also waitressed and landscaped on the island. This would set the pattern of jobs for me for the future and ties in some of my favorite past times into what we now do here at the farm. Cooking, providing top notch customer service aka making new friends, and gardening. Upon returning from the islands, I moved with my partner to Portland, Maine. After two years in Portland we made our way across the bridge to South Portland where we settled in until buying our house in Cape Elizabeth. I worked at a busy restaurant called Saltwater Grille on the South Portland waterfront, waitressing and managing the front of the house. I gathered a wealth of knowledge at this restaurant and was able to save up my tips which would become the start up money for my Peaks Island food truck venture.

Just after opening our location on Peaks Island, I was told by my sister, Jolie about a farm for rent in Falmouth. From the second that I toured the barn one cold February day, I knew that this was the place I was supposed to be. In fact it had all come to me in a dream months before and that day I toured the barn, I found myself standing in the spot that I had been standing in my dream looking out the window onto the backyard and pond. Many people have been a part of getting this farm up and running again but there is definitely a little magic here too helping me along. This has quite literally been a manifestation. It has been a labor of love, a huge undertaking, and quite possibly an endless work in progress but I am happy to say that we have revitalized and reopened Old Smith Farm.

I have a son named Porter who helps out around the farm, a life partner named Phillip who also helps here, and a slew of animals including my cat, my dog, 4 goats, a flock of ducks and soon to come… chickens! We share our time between Falmouth and Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Come on by and try us out. I would love to meet you!

Molly

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