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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.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2013 CSA Informational Sheet


If you are interested in buying into our harvest box shares from Shady Maple Farm, please  read through this page and then email Lorrie at: shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com. Last year we offered 15 harvest boxes a week and this year we will be offering 20. We will process new requests beginning March 17th in the order they appear in my email. New shareholders will be notified and emailed a contract as soon as possible.

Ken Meier started Shady Maple Farm in 1960 and ran it until his passing in 2011. We have continued our Dad’s love of gardening and good, healthy food through our Shady Maple Farm CSA. Shady Maple Farm is the home of a wide variety of fruit trees, berries, and perennial vegetables. Each week you will receive a harvest box filled with the latest bounty from our garden.

Below is a sample of what we intend to grow and provide this year:


Fruits
apples (crab, king, Granny Smith, red delicious)
black berries (Marion, Kotata, Sylvan, Siskiyous, Triple Crown, Waldo)
blueberries
melons (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelons)
pears (Asian, Bartlett)
plums
raspberries
rhubarb
table grapes

Vegetables
artichokes
asparagus
beans (green, purple)
dried beans (end of the season)
beets (red, orange)
broccoli
cabbage (green, red)
carrots (orange, yellow, purple)
cauliflower (purple, white)
corn (several varieties)
cucumbers (slicing, lemon cucs)
eggplant
greens (kale, spinach, Swiss chard)
kohlrabi
lettuce (head, loose leaf, Romaine)
onions (Walla Walla Sweets, white, yellow, green onions)
peas (snap, snow)
peppers (hot, mild, many colored bells)
pumpkins
radishes
squash (acorn, butternut, patty pan, spaghetti, delicata, yellow crookneck, zucchini)
tomatillos (green, purple)
tomatoes (small, medium, large; Heirlooms; red, orange, yellow, green, purple)

Herbs basil, rosemary, oregano, thyme, French sorrel, lemon grass, lavender, cilantro, parsley
Cut Flowers a bouquet every week
Decorative Gourds at the end of the season
Tea 

Everything contained in our weekly harvest boxes is grown at Shady Maple Farm. All weekly boxes will contain the same items in roughly the same quantities, as the harvest provides. Your first “harvest box” for 2013 will be available for pick up on May 28th. Your last on September 24th. That’s 18 weeks of farm fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

                                 Ordering Information

Payment options:
Option 1: $450 if paid in full by May 1st;
Option 2: $475 >> $160 by May 1st with $315 due by June 1st.
Option 3: $500 >> $200 by May 1st with $100 due on June 1st, July 1st, and August 1st.

If you are interested in quantities for canning, juicing, pickling, salsa making, or freezing, please contact us at the email listed above. We hope to have extra berries, pickling cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, peppers, grapes, apples, pears and plums for sale in addition to what is provided each week in your box.

Our pickup location is Shady Maple Farm – 8005 Portland Road NE, Salem, Or 97305 (northwest corner of Quinaby and Portland Road). Our weekly pick up time is Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00. We would be happy to discuss other options for pick up, just let us know.

Once you have been notified that you are one of our 20 shareholders, we will email you a contract to sign and return that in part, will include the following:

"By signing and returning this form you are committing to your chosen payment option and the terms and conditions of the Shady Maple Farm CSA.  Your signature also commits you to accepting the liability for the well being of yourself and any others that might come on to the property of Shady Maple Farm, also that you will not hold anyone associated with Shady Maple Farm liable in regard to this well being.  You also understand that gardening involves many things outside human control such as but not limited to: weather, disease, critters. Gardening annoyances vary greatly and add challenges to that which mother nature helps us grow. We will do our best to provide you with quality, variety, and abundance in your weekly harvest box from Shady Maple Farm’s garden."


We hope you consider joining our 2nd season of healthy harvest boxes.

Shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com to communicate information