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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, June 16, 2015

Week 4


Lisa enjoying the flowers in the flower house.

Muffy showing off a huge raspberry.
Sylvanberries on the left and Dad's "Wild Blackberries" on the right. Pickers have been busy today.

Add raspberries to the mix, yum!

Levi sleeps in the shade of his buggy. Good little guy :)

Beautiful buckets of flowers.

Bells of Ireland in their lovely greenery.

The many colors of lupine.

Lilies with their speckled throats. So pretty.

One of our new additions this year. Hanging baskets. We grew all the flowers from seed.

Avrie and Louise have a designated box to eat out of. These kiddos love all the produce so we designate what they can snack out of or they would eat EVERYTHING! We see this as a good thing :)

Spinach with carrots in the bed behind it.

Emma showing the other kiddos the different colored cauliflower soaking in the cold water as Brea and Anna look on.

Today's beet selection.

Muffy on the left and Alex in her sunglasses have just finished sorting the beets. Angie is helping bring out lunch in the background.

Berries, carrots and beets start out today's boxes.

Deena adds cold water to the kale and spinach tubs. Thanks Deena!

Ohhh, creamy pasta salad with veggies and kalamata olives. Oh my. Thanks Anna!

What is it about kids and carrots?

Beautiful blue eyes and fists full of carrots. Good times!

Which one should I eat first???

Pink roses, lupine, yarrow, snapdragons and a dark dahlia. So beautiful.

Multicolor roses accented with the greenery of honeysuckle.

Blue catmint, pale yarrow, bright yellow roses with soft orange ones with a touch of honeysuckle. 

Yarrow, Bells of Ireland, lilies and snapdragons.

Bouquets to choose from ready on the center table.

Today's delicious box looks incomplete without its bouquet of flowers.

Today's list.

Lisa pulling weeds after the last box has been picked up.

Another of our hanging pots. This one has morning glory climbing up its wires to the hanger.

Have you ever wondered what to do with that small pallet in your back shed? Paint it a lovely green and place it for morning glory and moonflower to grow on. A wonderful touch. Thanks Lisa.


This cauliflower is called "Cloud". Very creamy and delicate.

This early green cauliflower isn't very green yet.

And adding in a purple cauliflower. I love all the colors of produce and flowers.

Lettuce in with the kohlrabi with cucumbers from the greenhouse in the background.

Purple kohlrabi showing off its colors!

Our dear friend Mary made things for the kiddos to play with this summer. They colored these and used them as masks earlier today. I just looked at the golf cart that helps us haul heavy produce during the day and the kids had decorated it!


You might be able to see the little bird right in the middle. It seemed upset that Lisa was pulling weeds nearby.

Walking around at the end of this Tuesday, Lisa and I see the okra is coming on! Our first time growing it. We have green and this burgundy one.

The corn is coming up and the winter squash and pumpkins are coming along nicely. They love the heat the black plastic helps capture.

4 rows of beans to the left, 2 for dry shelling beans and 2 for eating green beans. The row that is wet but nothing is showing is planted with potatoes. The next row to the right is a short sunflower and then Sweet Annie a fragrant herb. Carrots are next to the tea hedge.

There are a few persimmons on the tree. The brown blossom end will blow away soon and then they will look better. They really aren't rotten!