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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.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Week 3 June 11

Nephew Matt is our family Beekeeper!

Our dahlias are in the pots so
they don't rot in our wet ground.

Just for you! She is my great niece.

Sylvan berries - what's for dessert?

Where do we start? My niece, Angie, and her son help out.

Any guesses on this herb?


(sweet sicily)

Very sweet with a slight licorice flavor.

The terminal berry (the one on the end) will always be the first to get ripe. Angie's hands have been picking.

Purple of Sicily Cauliflower.
So delicate and pretty.

The 2nd planting of cole crops:
broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.

Purple peas have pretty flowers first.

The pods are dark purple,
the pea seeds inside will be green.
Florencio in the background supervises.

Purple kohlrabi with all its leaves hanging down.

The many colors of Swiss Chard.

Asparagus. Not very prolific this year.

Leeks, a couple have "unique" shapes. 
The chickens scratching around.
He tends to strut.

A crop duster buzzed nearby
 most of the morning.

Red winged blackbird breaks up
black walnut shells to see what's inside to snack on.

Florencio pulls the beets and washes them.
He is showing us the pretty orange ones.

Kohlrabi with all the leaves piled high.

Lisa, my sister, picks the greenhouse cucumbers.

Many lettuce varieties.
A green looseleaf variety.

Red tinged green lettuce
that makes loose heads.

Crispy green head lettuce.

Kohlrabi once it has been trimmed.

What was trimmed off.

Rhubarb drying after its washing.

My mother in law, Mary, focuses while
she trims and bundles beets.

Basil in the greenhouse is growing.
First picking was today.

Basil co-existing with the dahlias
in the greenhouse raised beds.

I love this dahlia.

The sun came out and the greenhouse was very toasty.
It also cast an interesting shadow on the petals.

One of Lisa's creative bouquets.

Lighted from behind.

A red looseleaf lettuce "Outredgeous".


Anna, my niece, made these little nuggets for our dessert today. White chocolate filling with today's raspberries. Wow!

A little critter investigates.

The green little blossoms
belong to the Lady's Mantle.