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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.


Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31 Field prep, Bee Keepers, large plants!

My nephew, Andrew, transported my sister's tractor to The Farm as it can pull a double bottomed plow. He keeps the equipment running as he is a mechanic. It is wonderful that he helps out at The Farm. (Really marvelous!!!)

Matt, one of my other nephews, with his son. Matt is our family bee keeper. He drives 2 1/2 hours one way to take care of our bees! Thanks Matt.

Matt and his son are "walking" around the greenhouse and checking things out. Matt built his own greenhouse at his place for this spring. He and his wife have a big garden and their own bees. I was lucky enough to get honey from them for Christmas this year. So yummy!

Enjoying the warmth in the greenhouse. Sweet little man!

He is checking out the greenhouse tomatoes. They have grown a lot. 

He wants to know what EVERYTHING tastes like :)

Grins before loading up and driving 2 1/2 hours back home. Little guy is always smiling!

Peppers have gotten huge! They will be transplanted to 4 inch pots soon.

The greenhouse is getting greener and greener as things grow.

Parsley we started from seed has grown enough to be outside.

Golden beets on the right, red beets on the left. They will be okay with cold nights, too.

The "beautifulness" of a newly plowed field. We don't plow every year. This turns the soil at least a foot deep. Reddish hue of budding blueberries in the background.