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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.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Week 13, August 20, 2013

Early morning picking with the heat to come.
Lisa and Pat pick Zinnias and put them right into water.

Bees working like crazy.
Lots of bees are a good sign for the garden.

Beautiful grapes with the sun behind them.

My friend, Chris, picks Triple Crown Blackberries.

This variety of grapes are loaded!

Sun Sugar tomatoes with a wayward cluster of grapes.

It's not a rock path, but a cart of Yukon Gold potatoes.

Tomatillas. Sometimes called "husk tomatoes". Their papery husks loosen up when they are ripening.

Purple tomatillas.

This one is so purple it almost glows.

Carrots look crunchy today.

Grams bunches the carrots. A full handful works!

Lemon cucs and their little black prickles. Ouch.

Two colors of zucchini.

A few hops make their way into the bouquets.

Costoluto Genovese are the crinkly edged red tomatoes. 
They are an Italian heirloom.

This one grew like a donut. It is see through!

Our first Asters of the year. 
The white ones almost sparkle.

The purple Asters are showy also.

Little pink yarrow with yellow centers join in with pink zinnias and pale roses. The green foliage is from the asparagus plants that are growing out their foliage to replenish the roots for next year's harvest.

A stunning zinnia. Picture p.e.r.f.e.c.t.

The green umbel with tiny yellow flowers are from the fennel bulbs that didn't bulb. They highlight the showy zinnias. 

Purple Aster with purple statice.

A plethora of "extra" items resting in the old berry "carriers" we used when the farm was mainly a strawberry farm. 
Back when Lisa and I were kids. (A couple days ago.)

Two kinds of tasty plums.

Pineapple variety tomatoes with Kellogg and German Breakfast. Many different colors and flavors and textures.

Sweet banana peppers with green bell peppers.

Pablano Ancho, Hungarian Wax, and jalapeno hot peppers. 
(They are hot to me!)

From the Totally Tomatoes seed catalog. This is one of the "extra" seed packages we received due to our large order of seeds. These are "Cherry Heirloom Blend". All different colors and tastes. 
A gardener's marble collection!


Long red cayenne peppers. Start out green, mature to red. These can be eaten at any point of their life.

Very showy summer squash. Summer squash don't store well like "winter squash" do. These skins are more tender.