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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 have availability for our Special Edition Harvest Box that will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 14th. These Special Edition Harvest Boxes are $25.00 each this year. We do have a limited amount. First come, first served.
Please email Lorrie at shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com if you are interested.

Pick up would be on Tuesday, November 14th between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Farm. 8005 Portland Rd. N.E. Salem, Oregon.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Week 12, August 13, 2013

So many pretty fall colors.

How a yellow straight neck squash grows.


Pat, a lifetime friend of Lisa's, helps pick flowers. 
A beautiful day in the garden.

Bees also like leaves to rest on.

Chris, a friend of mine from Sprague's classrooms, picks the lemon cucumbers. Each of the yellow flowers has the potential to become a lemon cucumber. Wow.

Anna gently picks the patty pan summer squash.

A loaded slicing cucumber plant.

These guys wish they had a bigger box...

Bees hiding IN the flower. Pollination is occurring.

Two kinds of bees crawled out.

My helpers hanging on when we are in Grandpa's golf cart. Arms linked and hanging on to the side bars.

Lisa points at a bee who thinks Lisa 
picked all the flowers for her!

Angie picking (and taste testing occasionally) the 
Sun Sugar cherry tomatoes.

Beautiful orange and red beets.

Florencio cleans the beets, Lisa and Pat 
clean the extra leaves off of the flowers.

Snowberry cherry tomatoes.

Sweet Million cherry tomatoes.

A branching sunflower. Multiple flowers on one plant unlike the old fashioned ones that have one huge seed head.

A bee on the fennel flowers.

Asparagus ferns with berries that will all turn red. 
This is a good thing!

Volunteer sunflowers. One is old fashioned and the one in the back is a branching one. They are growing in the asparagus bed.

An up close look at a sunflower. Many little flowers in the BIG seed head. These are called composite flowers.

Scarlet runner beans. Pink seeds! 
Picking tomatoes can do a number on your hands.

Faith (cousin) and her Bill dissect a scarlet runner bean.

Tiny dahlias in among the other flowers. 

Cheery yellow dahlia.

Ruffles with color!

Tight rose bud with a bloomed out rose in the background.

Lunch. Yumminess. 

Cantaloupe snacking.

Honeydew, too.

Faith hanging on "kid fashion" for safety. 
Bill in the front with Angie. 
"Let's go!"

Florencio is excited about the lettuce.

A big smiley sunflower.

Gladiolas, statice and zinnias.

Zinnias and statice. 
I really like these colors together.

A very dark gladiola. Looks like velvet.

A nice collection.

Hot days call for icy treats.

Cucs and patty pans.

Lemon cucs.

Jalapeno peppers.

Plums, oh my!