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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, June 29, 2012

Week 5 Berries!

He went to the greenhouse to get trimmers and came back
with a snack, too. Multitasker that he is :)

How to eat a tomato AND harvest tarragon???
Of course, free up your hands and keep going.

How to count colorful carrots?
As a group and out LOUD  :)
What is it about number 16 being left out?

Snapdragons. Little kids of all ages
like to play with these. :)

Anna's lunch today. Penne pasta with
asparagus, basil, onions, tomatoes. She even delivered to the potting shed!
Raspberries in the background may become dessert.

The first raspberries for the harvest boxes. Sooo delicious.

Thyme. This will be wonderful dried and used in the fall/winter
in soups. Falling leaves, rain, fire in the woodstove, homemade soup. Ahhh. I can almost smell it.

Sylvanberries. In the boxes for week 5.
1st blackberries to ripen.

Grams helps harvest the curly Kale.
She likes hers steamed with
balsamic vinegar.



A "potted" little
flower. Ahhhh. :)

A cutie pie with her milk.
Flowered raincoat was useful today.






















This year's newest addition, developed at OSU, this is a baby 'Indigo Rose' tomato. Purple on the outside, red on the inside.
Bred for high levels of antioxidants.
Read more here:
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/purple-tomato-debuts-%E2%80%98indigo-rose%E2%80%99


Harvest box headed home.

Red on the outside, orange on the inside.
What are the carrot breeders thinking!



Blueberries starting to ripen.
Sunshine will speed this up.


Birds are snacking on them already.
See the empty stems?



Netting to try and keep the birds away.
They figure out how to go under.
Sneaky like that. 

Netting on an entire row. Tied down underneath, too.
Florencio will win this battle!



Grapes set first on a cluster, then they bloom. Each little bump will grow into a grape, hopefully.

First boxes with berries. More to come. Yummy.