CSA sign ups

A couple of weeks ago I sent out a note to our full mailing list letting folks know that we’re accepting CSA sign-ups for 2022! This is the first larger announcement and we still have shares available in all of our seasons. If you want one I’d recommend signing up soon as most seasons are… Continue reading CSA sign ups

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CSA Progress

We’re getting super close to opening up registration for 2022 CSA shares. Mostly it’ll be pretty similar to previous years, but we’re always trying to improve things so there are actually some big changes planned for what the fields look like. I was out there today, measuring for a new layout, one that will hopefully… Continue reading CSA Progress

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Good and Bad Farm Updates

@hoverflyflowerfarm has been selling her beautiful flowers at our farm for a few seasons now and she’ll be growing flowers at our little farm again this coming year, which is great news! Even better, she reworked most of our low hoops that we haven’t used for years, making them smaller and more useable on the… Continue reading Good and Bad Farm Updates

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Wrapping Up the Season

Last night I got the last of the farm stand receipts entered into Quickbooks and sent out statements to anyone who had a balance over their credits. The stack above is all of the farm stand receipts from 2021! If you think you owe us for farm stand purchases in 2021 check your email for… Continue reading Wrapping Up the Season

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Share Predictions

Last night was the final CSA distribution and farm stand of 2021. I’m feeling immensely grateful for all of our wonderfully supportive CSA members and our little farm crew who together all make it happen! Like most years 2021 had its ups and downs and no two years are ever the same. We tried some… Continue reading Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 9 of 9

Final fall share this week, and the final week of 2021 harvests for us. Thursday will be the last day for both CSA pick-ups and farm stand sales. In this week’s share: parsley, leek, Hakurei turnips, escarole, carrots, either a rutabaga or a winter radish, French grey shallots, chard, kale and collards. The shallots are… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 9 of 9

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9th Fall CSA Share Predictions

We’re taking a two week break before we come back for a final CSA harvest and distribution on the week after Thanksgiving, so this prediction is projecting further ahead than usual and with all the usual caveats about not being sure and the added layer of not really knowing what the weather will bring in… Continue reading 9th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 8 of 9

In today’s share: treviso radicchio, kale, Hakurei turnips, celeriac, sweet pepper, parsnips, red mustard. On the farm stand we had radicchio, kale, collards, lettuce, fennel, celery, saladette tomatoes, popcorn ears, grind-your-own polenta corn, and daikon radishes. Thursday’s share should be similar. I’m not sure we’ll get enough treviso for everyone but we’ll have other radicchio… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 8 of 9

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8th Fall CSA Share Predictions

Here’s my best guess for next week based on the weather forecast and what I can see in the fields: kale or collards or chard, radicchio, red and green mustards, salad turnips, parsnips, and celeriac. We should also have more celery, fennel, leeks, tomatoes, lettuce, sweet peppers, and popcorn ears on the farm stand, as… Continue reading 8th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 7 of 9

In today’s share: chard, escarole, winter radish, carrots, rutabaga, spinach, sweet pepper, leeks. On the farm stand we had kale, collards, lettuce, fennel, celery, saladette tomatoes, popcorn ears, grind-your-own polenta corn, and daikon radishes. Thursday should be about the same. Everything is a bit smaller that we were hoping for, just the way the season… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 7 of 9

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7th Fall CSA Share Predictions

We have three more weeks of CSA harvests planned for and here’s pretty much everything I think we’ll be able to harvest for those shares: kale, collards, chard, escarole, radicchio, spinach, mustards, parsley, carrots, parsnips, rutabagas, winter radishes, salad turnips, celeriac, and leeks. We’ll also have fennel, celery, lettuce, popcorn, polenta corn, tomatoes, sweet peppers,… Continue reading 7th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 6 of 9

In today’s share: sugarloaf chicory, red mustard, arugula, green mustard, salad turnips, lettuce, collards (or kale, or chard), and fennel or celery. The sugarloaf chicory, aka pan di zucchero, can be used for salads, or sliced in half lengthwise, drizzled with olive oil and broiled. I’m hoping we’ll have enough for Thursday’s shares, but if… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 6 of 9

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Popping corn

Here’s a video and an explanation I posted a few years ago on our instagram of how I take our popcorn from ear to eating. Since we just gave out popcorn, and have a few more ears to sell on the farm stand, I figured it was a good time to repost. In the time… Continue reading Popping corn

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6th Fall CSA Share Predictions

My best guess for next week’s share: lettuce, mustard greens, celery or fennel, kale/collards/or chard, salad turnips, and radicchio. Next week will probably be the last week for lettuce in the shares, and I’m hoping the radicchio and escarole will be ready step up to replace it. They make much better salads this time of… Continue reading 6th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 5 of 9

In today’s share: leeks, lettuce, baby hakurei turnips, carrots, spinach, parsley, sweet peppers, winter radishes, and a bunch green. The radishes and turnips are small this week, thinnings from plantings that were a bit to thick. With a little luck the remaining roots will size up in the next few weeks for a second harvest.… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 5 of 9

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5th Fall CSA Share Predictions

The original plan for next week included: leeks, collards, lettuce, spinach, parsley, carrots, winter radishes, and salad turnips. We might be actually be able to do that, with a few minor modifications. Because of the way the bunch greens (collards, kale and chard) have been growing we’ve been harvesting smaller quantities every week and giving… Continue reading 5th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 4 of 9

In today’s share: popcorn, tomatoes, lettuce, beets with greens, celery, daikon, sweet peppers, and fennel with greens. Not pictured are bunch greens, which could be chard or collards or kale. The popcorn is packed in a plastic bag to keep it from getting wet from the other items in the share. Even though the popcorn… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 4 of 9

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4th Fall CSA Share Predictions

Looks like we may be solidly into our typical PNW gray, damp, cool fall days next week. That signals a transition out of the last of the summer crops. Here’s my best guess for next week: lettuce, bunch greens, fennel, celery, beets, sweet peppers, and popcorn. The popcorn will be on the cob and will… Continue reading 4th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 3 of 9

Fall weather has been treating us well so far and we had a pretty good harvest day. In the share this week: baby Hakurei turnips, sweet peppers, tomatoes, bunch greens (collards pictured), carrots, spinach, lettuce, leeks, and winter squash (not pictured). The turnips planting looks like it might be having trouble with a few nasty… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 3 of 9

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