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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.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Week 14


Here are the first things we picked today.

A variety of cherry tomatoes and colorful carrots. Many yellow crookneck squash, too.

Carrots of many colors. Yellow down underneath, orange and purple.

A box of white patty pan squash and one of yellow Brandywine heirloom tomatoes.

Freshly dug potatoes. The little white "stems" are how the tubers were connected to the stems of the plant.

Roma tomatoes.

There are more than one variety of yellow crookneck squash. Some have more bumps and some are smooth. One variety is actually a "straight neck" yellow summer squash.

Tomatillos. Some are green, some yellow, a few are dark purple. These almost look blue.

Slicing cucumbers and lemon cucumbers.

My great nephew is all grins right now in his stroller by the produce tables. Makes me want to grin. :)

Cucumbers and three varieties of green beans in the one box.

Brooks prunes resting on the black walnut log.

Mom's wooden truck full of watermelon. Dark green, lighter green with stripes. Different varieties.

This is a "Moon and Stars" watermelon. Its "moon" seems to be drooping!

Snowberry cherry tomatoes.

My great nephews from Jewell, Oregon came down to help out today. Thanks guys!

This weeks selection of cherry tomatoes.

This "Pear Goliath" roma tomato is so big my great niece is eating it like an ear of corn.

One bucket left to fill on this beautiful cartful of sunflowers.

Lisa picking sunflowers out past the Love Lies Bleeding and zinnias. Light blue to the left are broccoli coming on.

My friends, Jan and Chris picking tomatoes. Yup, they are reliable tomato pickers.

A Teddy Bear sunflower at the end of the tomato rows.

Florencio snacking on a carrot. We enjoy our produce, too.

An Italian tomato, Costoluto Genovese. 

A few eggplant.

Different varieties of slicing cucumbers.

She is counting how many eggplant so we can decide how many for each box. A wonderful helper.

Some of my personal favorite grapes. Crunchy with sweet taste.

Gathering in the shade for lunch. "Come on little one, let's eat!"

Great nieces and nephews enjoying lunch at the little picnic tables.

A delicious taco salad.

I almost forgot to take a photo of the delicious chocolate zucchini cake. A photo of the last bite. YUM!

A lemon cucumber eater.

It looks like he is waving! Sweet little man. Our youngest great nephew. 

This dahlia has little stripes on each petal.

Heavenly blue statice with Teddy Bear sunflowers.

Midnight blue statice with orange zinnias.

Blue salvia, maroon dahlias with multi-hued zinnias.

Ornamental grass plumes, purple asters and orange zinnias.

Roses and zinnias.

Bright blue delphiniums, heavenly blue statice and bold golden zinnias.

The bouquet collection counter. So many pretty posies.

A bouquet of snapdragons. 

Pink zinnias, light pink carnations, ornamental grass plumes.

More sunflowers with blue salvia.

Blue salvia along with Teddy Bear sunflowers under Mom's sign.

After Lisa has picked flowers each week they go right into fresh water. Then she puts the bouquets together.

More buckets of posies.

There are many varieties of asters. 

Oh no! She will eat almost anything out here. This time she grabbed what ended up being a HOT pepper. She was trying to get it off her tongue and ended up rubbing it all around her mouth. Thank goodness she didn't get it in her eyes. She ate tomatoes and then drank milk to try and cut the heat. Poor little thing. She bounced right back.

The ornamental grass up close.

Chocolate also helps with the heat of that darn hot pepper.

All the siblings eating freshly dug carrots. The little one's checks aren't quite so red. She is much happier, too.


Here is this week's flyer with the recipes and fun facts.
See you next time, Lorrie.