CSA Week 13

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Salsa Box: This week we’re sending you a CSA Share that has all of the makings for Salsa….including jalapeños, so please do be careful of curious little fingers when you pick up your share.

Beef info: Thanks for all of the inquiries we’ve had from members this week. I wanted to let you know that all of the hamburger shares have been reserved….you will receive a good amount of ground beef in the mixed cut shares as well, so just get in touch if you would like to receive this year’s information.

CORN!! is finally ready and will be in your share this week….we typically have corn ready to harvest mid August but this year it has been ripening later than usual, which might be the reason your boxes seemed a little lighter the last week or two. The boxes are so full this week that we need to send your tomatoes on the side…each site will receive enough tomatoes for each member in flats, and will have signage as to how many to take. Please take only your amount, so those members who come later to retrieve their boxes have enough! Thanks for your consideration on this….

IN YOUR CSA SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Cilantro
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Red Onions
  • Corn
  • Jalapeños
  • Lettuce
  • Swiss Chard
  • Broccoli
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Summer Squash ~ you will receive either green or yellow zucchini, or patty pan
  • Carrots

RECIPES:

Red Salsa

Best Fresh Tomato Recipe

Pico de Gallo

Perfect Grilled Corn Salsa

Grilled Chicken & Corn Salad w/Avocado & Parmesean

Mexican Grilled Corn w/Cilantro

There goes August! Moving right along….I can tell by the flurry of phone calls, asking to change deliveries for Friday, that many of you are headed out of town for the last weekend hurrah before school begins and life gets “real” again, for those with children, or those of you in school, or teaching. It’s been a glorious summer, and looks like a lovely Fall is right around the corner. Cooler days ahead, with even the chance of a little bit of the wet stuff!

This is the time of year when we plant our new crop of strawberries! We only keep our strawberries plants in the ground for 2 years before we remove them, as the plants are not as productive the older they become. It’s a full crew event, as we have many rows to fill.

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We order what are called “slips”, which are basically barefoot strawberry plants.

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We then mix up a biodynamic root dip made of 1/3 clay, 1/3 sand,1/3 cow manure and some of the biodynamic 500 preparation. We mix all of that with enough water to make a slurry

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and dip each plant in this slurry before it goes into the ground. This procedure helps to ensure that the plants get off to a great start, and are well rooted in the earth.

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It can be kinda messy, and does take a long time, but our crew have great attitudes and always make the best of it….that’s why they’re awesome!!

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If any of you have developed an interest in the biodynamic way of farming, you might be interested in attending one of the Biodynamic Association gatherings at the farm. We typically host the spring and the fall events. The fall event is coming up on October 1st. We make many of the biodynamic preparations that day, and you are welcome to come join in. You can visit the Oregon Biodynamic Association website for more info…I just checked, and the event isn’t posted as yet, but should be soon.

The end of season Harvest Celebration will be on Saturday, October 15th this year. While the event is usually lots of fun, as we celebrate the end of another season and the members come to collect their Jack O Lanterns, this year should be even more so! We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary of sharing our  CSA with you all, and we’re hoping  you’ll mark the date and come celebrate with us.

Hope you all enjoy your veggies this week!

Linda and all of your farmers

 

 

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