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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, September 17, 2013

Week 17, September 17, 2013

She knows her Papa (my brother John) liked/loved cherry tomatoes. She very carefully place these Sun Sugars "just so". This is John's headstone lovingly placed in the garden at The Farm. She visits him each week.

He is just waking up and facing his oatmeal. He has to eat it first before he can have his fruit roll up on the seat beside him.

Pretty lavender statice.

"Aunt Lorrie, a new bug, come take a picture!"

A big, beautiful apple.

Missing grapes eaten by bees.

Bees caught in the act.

Honey bee on the zinnia. 
Can you see the bright orange on its back elbow?

Here the orange shows up a bit better. 
It is pollen to take back to the hive.

A different bee.

Swiss chard likes cooler weather.

The big, volunteer sunflower is starting 
to show the seeds that have developed.

Brightly colored carrots.

Did you know that the first carrots were red? 
We've come a long way, baby!

Crunchy and pretty inside.

Soft and pretty.

Sweet little dahlias.

A cute little pink one.

Asters and roses.

Tender green beans with 
chopped up green olives.

Pear and celery salad. So fresh and crispy.

AND veggies with pasta. 
Are we spoiled or what!

Follow it up with a pumpkin cake with frosting. 
Is it nap time? 
What do you mean we need to pick more???

Pumpkins await pick up.

Angie adjusts the parsley we picked. 
The bed in front of her has the plants in it.

The basil loves the heat of the greenhouse.

Pink flowers.

Heavenly blue statice and yellow dahlias. 

Statice and zinnias.

Roses and statice. 
Can you tell Lisa is back at bouquets?

Beautiful. Beautiful.

She is helping carry armloads of statice. 
Soooo big!