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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 March 11th we are sold out for our coming season of harvest boxes. If you are interested in joining us for 18 weeks of our beautiful flower share, please email Lorrie at shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com. We have 3 flower shares for the season available.

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


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.
Shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com
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.











Onions!












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.