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What's in the frig?

post by: Debbie  July 12, 2014

Hi Folks,


As some of you know we've had an egg famine with our old lady hens only laying 2 eggs a day but now our friend Elena is back from her first year of nursing school and has a new group of young hens laying quite nicely.  So the frig is full of eggs, lots of different greens, summer squash is on and with this hot weather this will be the only week for snow and edible pod peas.  Come on by and enjoy the bounty.

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Wind Damage

post by: Kevin  June 9, 2014

A couple of weeks ago one of those rapidly-building, volatile high desert winds picked up three of our large greenhouses, twisting and tossing them.  One ended up on top of our solar system panels.
 
We have had greenhouses moved, even turned up on their sides,  but never tossed so wildly and so far. We were a bit stunned! Almost immediately, one of our neighbors was over trying to figure out how he could help, later that evening our family showed up, jolting us out of our stupor, and helped cover the plants that no  longer had a greenhouse to protect them. The next day, friends from the Higher Ground Community came to help take the damaged greenhouses apart and further save remaining plants.  The Sustainability class from COCC came en mass, picked up the greenhouse that was somewhat intact, and walked it back into place.  We had to smile at the young women in their fashion boots and flip flops grabbing their section of the greenhouse and trudging through the muddy, torn up field as if no big deal.  And if all this wasn't awesome enough community support, one of our customers came by with a $500 check saying she had heard we'd had a lot of damage.
 
Though our insurance company told us greenhouses were not part of our farm policy and would not be covered, seeing our community respond was priceless.  It reminded us how fortunate we are to be rooted here and how valuable community is in uncertain times.  Much gratitude and many thanks to all of you!
 
Jim, Debbie and Brian   
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Kohlrabi & chard

post by: Debbie  June 7, 2014

Kohlrabi and Chard have been aded to lettuce mix, greens mix, green garlic and kale available in the grey rfrigerator this week at the farm stand.

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Thank you Locavore WOOLF party!

post by: Kevin  May 22, 2014

A big thanks to the Locavore WOOLF party.  When I looked at the list of jobs to do on the work board at the end of the day, all of them were done!  Planting potatoes, mulching, pulling up landscape fabric, transplanting raspberries and more...WOW!


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Lettuce Mix Sale!

post by: Debbie  May 23, 2014

What a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.  We have a full refrigerator and a special lettuce mix sale with $.50 off per bag.  All our other greens are available also, as well as we have started to harvest nice big kales.   We have tomato and squash starts for the gardeners, all varieties known to grow well in the Central Oregon climate.  Come on by.

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New Farm Hand

post by: Kevin  May 15, 2014

We want to introduce you to our new farm hand, Lyla. She's awfully small so be extra careful in our driveway and parking area.

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What's in the Frig?

post by: Debbie  May 9, 2014

Hi Folks,


We've got a nice full frig of Lettuce Mix, Elegant Greens Mix, Spinach, Arugula, Eggs and Wild Rice.  Outside are Veggie starts including Summer Squash- Raven Zuchini, Y star Patty Pan and Zephyr.  These are all bush types. Winter Squash- Early Butternut, Uncle David's Dessert Buttercup and Zeppelin Delicata. Tomatoes include- San Marazano, Sungold Cherry, Black Cherry, Pruden's Purple.


Our CSA is almost full.  If you are wanting either a large share at $630 or a small share at $320 let us know soon.


Debbie, Jim and Brian

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What's New!

post by: Debbie  April 27, 2014

Now we know it's been a bit chilly these last few days, but spring is here and the days will be warming and that means planting time.  Brian enthusiastically planted us enough squash for the entire town of Bend and we had excellent germination on our tomato plants.  so starting this week we will have 9 varieties of tomato plants and 7 varieties of squash(a combination of summer and winter) for sale at the farm stand.  Several varieties are suitable for container gardening and all can stay in their pots for 2 to 3 weeks as we wait for the weather to warm.  They are $3.50 each.


Lettuce mix, Elegant greens mix, Spinach and Arugula as well as eggs and wild rice  are for sale in the grey refrigerator.  Come on by and help yourself.

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