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We practice sustainability at the farm. Crop rotation, use of drip irrigation and re-using the flower water each week are some of the ways we are being kind to the earth.
We are currently sold out of harvest boxes for this coming season.
We do have flower subscriptions available.
A Full Share is 18 weeks of gorgeous bouquets for $230 or a Half Share, every other week for a total of 9 weeks of flowers for $115.
Please email Lorrie at if you are interested.

Pick up would be on Tuesdays between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Farm, 8005 Portland Rd. N.E. Salem, Oregon. Our season lasts from May 29 to September 25, 2018.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Orchard,  March 24

Blooming trees

Bees doing what bees do.


Left, blueberries.  Right, grapes.

A beautiful hummer surveying the blueberries

Blueberries getting ready to burst forth              

Asparagus is venturing up.

Purple broccoli, so pretty and delicious.

Artichokes love the sunshine.

Just put in the raised beds, Walla Walla Sweets.

Greenhouse activities
A long look down the greenhouse with the roses blooming in their raised bed at the  far end.
Peppers, tomatoes, and other veggies are growing.

Sweet peas stretching up.

Peppers in the foreground, onions from seed to the right.
Begonias for the farm in the background.

Basil, some with true leaves, smell good even now.

Such a gorgeous rose, March 24th picture. Dad planted them in
the greenhouse for  Mom to have roses even in winter. It worked.

Dianthus, makes the entire greenhouse smell spicy.
A wonderful cut flower . A nice surprise this time of year.

Something new this year, celeriac from seed, looking healthy.
Peppers in the background.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CSA Order Form – Shady Maple Farm – 2012 to view information and pictures  to communicate information
Lorrie’s Cell: 503-559-8725 when all else fails

Our inaugural season as a CSA

Ken Meier started Shady Maple Farm in 1960 and ran it until his passing in 2011.  We hope to continue our Dad’s love of gardening and good, healthy food through our Shady Maple Farm CSA.  Shady Maple Farm is still the home of a wide variety of fruit trees, berries, and perennial vegetables.  The greenhouses are up and running.  Our first “starts” are in place and more will be seeded.  Transplanting and direct sowing will begin soon.  We hope you will join us in our inaugural season and allow us to continue the Shady Maple Farm tradition:  a wide variety of quality fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.  Each week you will receive a harvest box filled with the latest bounty from the garden.

Below is a sample of what we intend to grow and provide:

apples (crab, king, Granny Smith, red delicious)
melons (cantaloupe, honeydew, water)
table grapes
      black berries (Marion, Kotata, Sylvan, Siskiyous, Triple Crown, Waldo)

beans (green, purple)
beets (red, orange)
Brussels sprouts
carrots (orange, yellow, purple)
corn (Golden Jubilee, Honey and Cream)
cucumbers (slicing, pickling, lemon)
greens (arugula, kale, spinach, Swiss chard)
lettuce (head, loose leaf, Romaine)
onions (cippolina, Walla Walla Sweets, red, white, yellow)
peas (snap, snow)
peppers (hot, mild, many colored bells)
squash (acorn, butternut, patty pan – yellow and white, spaghetti, delicata, yellow crookneck, zucchini)
tomatoes (small, medium, large; Heirlooms; red, orange, yellow, green, purple)

Herbs  basils - green and purple, rosemary, oregano
Cut Flowers
Decorative Gourds

All weekly boxes will contain the same items in roughly the same quantities as the harvest provides.  Your first “harvest box” will be available on May 29th. Your last on September 25th. That’s 18 weeks of farm fresh goodness.

To join our CSA, please print off the following order form, complete, sign and mail.  Thank you.

Shady Maple Farm CSA - Order Form 2012

Payment Plans: (circle one and initial)

Option 1: $450 if paid in full by May 1st;
Option 2: $475 - $160 by May 1st with $315 due by June 1st.
Option 3: $500 - $200 by May 1st with $100 due on June 1st, July 1st, and August 1st.

This, our inaugural year, will be limited to 15-20 boxes per week.

If you are interested in quantities for canning, pickling, or freezing, please contact us at the email listed above. We hope to have extra berries, pickling cucs, beans, tomatoes, peppers, grapes, apples and pears.

Our pick up location is Shady Maple Farm –
8005 Portland Road NE, Salem, Or 97305 (northwest corner of Quinaby and Portland Road).
Our weekly pick up time is Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00. We would be happy to discuss other options for pick up, just let us know.

Name:________________________________Email: ______________________________________
Phone: ____________________________________
Is email a good way to contact you? Yes, _____ If no, what works best? _________________________
Address: ___________________________________________ City: _______________________

By signing and returning this form you are committing to your chosen payment option and the terms and conditions of the Shady Maple Farm CSA.  Your signature also commits you to accepting the liability for the well being of yourself and any others that might come on to the property of Shady Maple Farm as well as anyone who consumes the produce, also that you will not hold anyone associated with Shady Maple Farm liable in regard to this well being. You also understand that gardening involves many things outside human control such as but not limited to: weather, disease, critters. Gardening annoyances vary greatly and add challenges to that which mother nature helps us grow. We will do our best to provide you with quality, variety, and abundance in your weekly harvest box from Shady Maple Farm’s garden.

Signature____________________________________________________Date _________________

Please return this form and payment to: Lorrie Sutherland -
2482 Jory Hill Rd. S. Salem, Oregon 97306

Thank you for supporting our new endeavor.