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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 our harvest boxes for the 2017 season.
We have 1 beautiful flower share for the season available. Please email Lorrie at shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com if you are interested.

Our harvest boxes are on Tuesdays with pickup between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Farm. 8005 Portland Rd. N.E. Salem, Oregon.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Week 10 Squash and flowers

Lessons in harvesting safely.
Especially when sharp objects are involved.

Family from New Jersey visits The Farm
on harvest day. Of course she helped out!

"Look what I picked all by myself!" 
He did a nice, safe, job of it too.

Harvesting success. :)

The table is done for now. We will add wood
on the ends to make it look more finished.

Lisa's flower collection today.

I get wrapped up in the beauty of
the flowers. Can you tell?

Looks like velvet.

A calla lily among the dahlias.

Roses and carnations.

Reminds me of orange sherbet.


Pale beauties.

Sunflower variety.


Roses, roses, roses.

Reaching for the sky.

Sun kissed rose.


Reminds me of peppermint candies.

Love dahlias. This is Grams' favorite.

Or maybe it was this one...

Or maybe this one. This picture doesn't come close
to capturing the richness of this dahlia.

Our first potato harvest. Yukon Gold.

Bell Peppers.

Non-bell peppers.
Some are warmer than others.

Lunch is served, on the new table, too!

Baby's breath adorns the bouquets today.

Lunch from the garden, except for the bacon. Stir fried zucchini, eggplant, yellow straightneck, onions
and kale at the last minute (all in bacon drippings). Grated cheese to sprinkle as we wish is nearby.

So very delicious.

Love this.

Inside a delicate rose.

Stephanie and the twins planted these. So sweet!

Week 9 Zinnias bloom!

A different sunflower.
A cart full of summer squash. Now you
may know why you get soooo many.

Yellow patty pan summer squash.

A bouquet of parsley. Drinking up water in a
vase while it waits to be placed in each box. 

A blooming cabbage.
It will eventually have flowers.

"White" purple coneflower. Echinacea.

Our first day of zinnias.

More colorful zinnias.

A variety of lettuces.

Bok Choi, our variety stays smaller
and its name is Pac Choi.

Zinnias mixed in with purple heliotrope.
Heliotrope smells heavenly.

Baby's breath adds a nice
touch to blushing roses.

Finishing the table top.

Lisa carefully folds and staples the landscape fabric
that holds in the soil for the succulents from
her yard that grace our new table top.

Persimmons forming and enlarging
on one of Dad's trees.
They will turn orange much later in the fall.

Week 8 Bumps and Sweet peas

A variegated sweet pea.

Little helper took a tumble and bumped her head. She was good to go after a few minutes of tender loving care from mom.

Sooo excited to be here! And it may have been
a little chilly this morning.

All better with just a little bump.

Alex picks a "few" summer squash. Patty pans (yellow and white), zucchini, and yellow straightneck.

Lemon cucumbers. Many blossoms so there
will be many more cucs.

Baby's Breath is ready. Adding to
the beauty of Lisa's flowers.

A cloud of tiny blossoms.

Pink roses. More color on their edges.

Deep inside a rose...

Lavender. Mom's very large basket gets put to good use.

Lighter green on the zucchini is
where the sun didn't reach.

Slicing cucumbers.

Cippolini onions and Walla Walla Sweets.

Colorful carrots.

Beautiful beets.

Anna's homemade waffles
with a fresh berry sauce. Wow!

Then she brought out the whipped cream. Oh my.

Dahlias.

Chinese Astilbe up close.

Our carrot tasted testers. :)

A few more sweet pea pictures.
A bi-color sweet pea.



Almost iridescent pink.

Vibrant.

Rosey.

So pale.

Delicate.



A blooming artichoke.

Calla Lily bouquet with leaves.

Romanesque broccoli.

Green Brussels sprouts.

Red Brussels sprouts are 
showing up bigger.


My great niece is snacking on the now planted table. It is setting on the ground without legs.
I think she has found a comfy place to eat blueberries.