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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.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Week 15


A cart full from the field. Zucchini, canteloupe of all sizes, yellow straight neck squash.


One GIANT canteloupe in with
regular ones and little ones.

Yellow pear tomatoes and
"Mexico Midget" cherry tomatoes.

More red cherry along with "Sun Sugar"
orange cherry tomatoes. So very sweet.


"Diva" slicing cucumbers are
smoother than the others.


Lemon cucumbers. The ones to the right are much more yellow and I have heard, not as tastey.

Florencio tries out our first yellow watermelon of the season. "Petite Yellow".

Yumminess up close.


"All Blue" potatoes with a little dirt, too.


Asian pears.


Part of Anna's lunch today. Sliced cucumbers and onions in vinegar, water, salt and pepper. Like a fresh pickle, crunchy. This is about the only way I like cucumbers. Of course fully pickled ones are delicious, too.

Wonderful fresh black bean salsa. All things fresh!

Finishing off lunch with carmel drizzled, gooey,
sweet brownies.

Good times with produce all around.

That's where all the missing tomatoes keep going!

Anna, Lisa and the kiddos cutting flowers by Mom's bench among the nasturtiums.

The kiddos help out. Sometimes they carry boxes, sometimes they are IN the boxes!


Fresh basil. Can you almost smell it?

Basil we have been cutting every week this summer. It has been harvested today. It is in the greenhouse where it is very warm all the time.


New basil plants starting to grow in the next
empty bed in the greenhouse.


Whether picking flowers, or playing
"king of the hill" we all enjoy ourselves.

"Here Mom, another bunch from Oma".
Love the hat.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Week 14

Morning sunshine welcomes us to Mom's potting shed.
A couple cantaloupes rest on the pallet table and harvest boxes wait to be filled by the door.

First corn of the season.

Grams counts out Triple
Crown blackberry boxes.
Mary has her boxes full of
Triple Crown blackberries.
Grams keeps picking.
There are quite a few berries.



Fall raspberries on some of the canes.
Not all raspberries produce this time of year.

Some branches bend down with their fruit.

A glance at Mom's herb garden. Nasturtiums in the foreground.

Summer squash in the foreground, peppers in the left hand rows. Drip irrigation on all the rows. Tall bushy/frilly row is the asparagus as it matures and replenishes the roots for next year.

"Cruiser" cantaloupe.

"Vedrantais" cantaloupe.

Multi-colored carrots.

Triple Crowns and raspberries in the boxes this week.

Strangely shaped carrots. Hmmm.

Yet another one. A six fingered carrot. 
Red Brandywine on the left, Orange Wellington on the right.

Tomatoes as large as Lisa's tomato picking hands. Lovely "tomato dirt" washes off best by smushing a rotten tomato all over your hands. 

Broccoli and cauliflower.

A cart full of various cherry tomatoes. Tomatoes include: yellow pear, Sun Sugar (orange), Mexico Midget (small red), Sweet Million (larger red).

We thinks these are Brooks Prunes.

Asian Pears. Crunchy and juicy.

Many types of tomatoes on the cart.

A box filling up: corn, peppers, carrots, onions, broccoli, cantaloupe, lemon cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, Triple Crown blackberries, raspberries.


Cart full of summer squash with a few sneaky cantaloupe.

Freshly picked basil.

Zucchini, Patty Pan, Asian pears and
Brooks prunes have been added.

Anna's lunch includes items from the garden: cherry tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, basil.

Our first Cosmos of the year.

Lovely colors of statice.

Pink and peach statice in with the two tone roses. Awwww.
Sunflowers galore.


Bright yellow.


Lemon yellow with a reddish center ring.
Ivory with a rosey ring.

A gladiola up close.

Multicolored zinnias.

Rose.

Soft pink rose with pale pink statice.


Cosmos up close.

Dark, velvety red rose.


Delicate blue and lavender statice.

Deep yellow rose, pale yellow dahlia, purple statice.

Additional cactus zinnias.

Pink carnations with blue statice.

More carnations and statice.

A swirly looking rose. Love the color variations.

A favorite of ours, large, LARGE dahlias with many colors.