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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.
As of St. Patrick's day we have 3 harvest boxes available for this coming harvest season.
18 weeks of healthy fruits, herbs and vegetables along with a beautiful bouquet of flowers each week for $500.
We also have flower bouquet 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, April 29, 2012

The Orchard, April 27th, more leaves and blossoms.
If you are looking for an order form, 
look at the blog from April 15th.
Lorrie's cell if all else fails, 503-559-8725

Blueberries blooming. Each has the potential
to become a blueberry.

Honey bees from the hive doing what honey bees do.

Bees of all kinds help out. Green blueberry shows where the flower has dropped off.

Teeny, tiny grapes starting,
light colored grapes to follow.

Teeny, tiny grapes starting,
dark grapes to follow.

Yummy asparagus. We have cut it 3 times already.

Lettuce that has been transplanted to the raised beds.

Spinach on the left, arugula on the right.


Artichokes are getting tall.

Looks like a good berry year to come.

Silver mulch to keep critters away from
broccoli, cauliflower, and  cabbage.

Rhubarb out in the raised beds.

Zucchini in the greenhouse. The tall skinny stemmed flower you see in the middle is attached to a male flower that won't make a fruit. The female flowers will make fruit.
For stuffing, pick the male flowers and no fruit will be lost.

Slicing cucumbers in the greenhouse.

Greenhouse tomatoes are blooming!

Greenhouse tomatoes reaching up.

Greenhouse cucumbers like to climb.

Oregon State University's newest tomato, Indigo Rose.
It will have purple fruit to match its purple stems.
The fruit is pretty. Very healthy.

Basil in the greenhouse beds. We have already harvested some.

Greenhouse cauliflower peeking out.

The first dahlia blooming in the greenhouse.
We took these potted dahlias inside last October right after Dad died so we could have their flowers at his service.
He loved his dahlias.

Dahlias that haven't been potted up yet
are sprouting from their  tubers.

Chives. Stems and blossoms are edible. So cheery!

Raindrops on Lady's Mantle in the family garden.

The bunny with her wagon in the oregano bed.

Hops love to climb and twine over the trellis.

New rhubarb from seed to be planted out soon.

Peppers in the greenhouse are setting fruit!

Pepper plants in the protective greenhouse. They aren't
getting heat, just protection at night. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Family work day at The Farm

My very crafty sister, Lisa, designed and crafted this unique quilted banner, just like Dad's many years old stationery.
Orchard, April 14
A beautiful day for a work day on The Farm.

Stretching to the blue sky.
So delicate and pretty.

Come on guys! I want to go
outside and help, too...

Me too, I can pull carrots with the best of  'em.

A close look at a spring
pulled carrot, "see?"

"Looky, my handful of carrots!"  
They both have a snack for lunch time.

More helpers all suited up and ready to
 work on the raspberries.

"Before" help arrives.

Family to the rescue.

This family knows how to work
and get things done.

"After" so much progress in so little time!
Trimmings headed to the burn pile, the rather large burn pile. More onions that were growing in the greenhouse being planted in the background.
Work break to pick
some posies.

3rd wave of lettuce
being seeded in the

The girls planting blue and lavender
sweet peas for the cutting bouquets. Dad loved sweet peas. Grew them all over his yard.
Grandpa/Great Grandpa would have
loved to have seen this.
"What is in the box?" you might say.
 "A caterpillar with leaves and twigs, of course."
All tuckered out after a day's work.