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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, September 22, 2015

Week 18 It's a Wrap

Our harvest box season consists of 18 weeks of fresh produce, herbs and gorgeous flowers. This is our last week. We have been very fortunate this season for many things.

We've had great weather on our Tuesdays, we were rained on only onc day and it wasn't very much. 

My daughter was married to a wonderful young man and Lisa picked a huge van full (with tables to make two layers) of our farm flowers to beautify the wedding reception area. She and the flowers then survived the 300 mile trek (which included a breakdown near Hermiston on I-84 ~ thank you Les Schwab) on a 90 degree day. Family and friends helped Lisa arrange over 200 vases of flowers. Wow. Beautiful.

We also had many family members and even more friends help harvest and we all enjoyed Anna and Lisa's wonderful lunches. They based our lunches and desserts (yum!) on what was available in the garden that week. We even had watermelon sorbet!


Today's Brussels Sprouts and carrots are the early stars of the day.


Everyone will be getting a bundle of cornstalks, if they'd like to get one. 

Early morning sunshine on the dahlias and the large family pumpkins. Odd shaped ones are "spooky" I'm told.

Our hanging baskets are thriving this summer. The purple heliotrope smells like vanilla.

These lacy pumpkins are also delicious.

Florencio has harvested and washed off the winter squash and pumpkins. They are placed in the dry greenhouse to allow them to cure. They will keep for a long time.

Pretty curly stems on these pumpkins.


These Baby Boo white pumpkins also have cute curls on their stems. 

A mixture of ornamental gourds.

Lil Pump Ke Mon decorative pumpkins. Unique.

A couple more cool cooking pumpkins.

This is one twisted dahlia!

This dahlia took a while to get going this summer, but then wow, it really is producing.


These dahlias are more flat with evenly spaced petals.

One of my favorite pink dahlias. I do love clear pink colored flowers.

A dark red pom pom type dahlia.

Cafe Au Lait on its bush. Many more to open in a few days.

One color on the top of the petal with a different color on the bottom.

Our darkest dahlia. It nearly glows.

Chemeketa's women's soccer team helped us harvest today. Many of our regular helpers are workers for the school district and have gone back to their paying jobs. Chemeketa's athletic director has graciously "loaned" student athletes to us to help our harvest for our last 4 Tuesdays of our season. They are wonderfully cheerful while performing community service.

Here the team members are out in the field picking tomatoes. Thanks ladies!

Hibiscus buds harvested for teas.

It almost looks like this flower is trying to shade the bee.

Anna made veggie and cheese pizza today. Multi-colored tomatoes, basil and cheese. So delicious.


The second pizza is laden with slice cherry tomatoes. Man these were sooooo good.

Lisa brought a pan full of apple crumble bar. These two can cook!

AND then she brought out the homemade caramel sauce. Sheesh. So good.

Delicious pizza on my plate. Hmmm.

Staying hydrated and filling up plates.

Finger licking good. Chocolate milk for the kiddos to go along with the water.

Mom and Dad's old tricycle bike (is that a real thing?) with a basket full of flowers in front and pumpkins and gourds in the back. How cool is this?


Levi sporting his "Beaver" hat.

The hat even has Beaver "teeth".

Grams making sure everyone gets the same different colored tomatoes. Looks like a table full of art.

A small pause to figure out what is left to pick.

Hungarian Wax peppers out in the field.

Several varieties of lettuce. A few pole beans have climbed the trellis on the left.

Yard long green beans.

A rouge sunflower out near the peppers and pampas grass.

Broom corn is really tall.

Broom corn up close. There are different colors.

Light colored and dark colored broom corn.

Cauliflower and frilly cabbage.

Pumpkin bars for people picking up their boxes. A carved pumpkin used as a vase, cowboy candy with cream cheese and Ritz crackers. Lisa and Anna made sure there was plenty for everyone. There also apple crumble bars with caramel. 

Rose hips in the vase.

Veggies to snack on.

Cowboy candy (candied jalapenos) with cream cheese and crackers.

Pumpkins to take home.

Gourds and pumpkins.

Today's extra tomatoes. Many colors.

Edible winter squash and pumpkins labeled on the table.

Photo booth/seat anyone?

Shimmery pink pampas grass in with the zinnias, roses and daisies.

Broom corn awaits selection for bouquets.

Pampas grass with Cafe Au Lait dahlias and other lovely flowers.

Not everyone has their eye on the camera. How cute!

The inside of this Jarradale winter squash has a thin rind and thick flesh. A small seed cavity ensures a large edible portion.

The list of items that wouldn't fit in the boxes today.

Today's list of items.

A visual of our last harvest box for this 18 week season.

Sweetie pies, every one of them.

Mom, Dad and the family pup joined in.  View 1.

View 2. Such sweet looks.

A white pumpkin with a white inside, too.

Thanks for a wonderful season.