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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, July 21, 2015

Week 9 Many colors in flowers and produce

Sunflowers with soft green centers, Sweet William in varying hues, light purple Joe Pye Weed, and blue blooming Cardoon grace the first four buckets.
Dahlias. I love the bright and the pale colors.
More dahlias, some spiky, some single petaled and flat, others like a pom pom. Lovely.
Lilies with their pollen/anthers standing out like little orange dust mops. The edges or margins of these petals are like highlights.
Zinnias.
Gladiolas. A wide variety of colors.
Gold and lime green zinnias with a pink Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate hanging out.
Yellow yarrow and calla lilies.
Blue Glitter Sea Holly in all its blue, sharp spikes.
It's hard for me to pick a favorite zinnia. This pale pink one is in the running.
Bright crocosmia. These add a different texture to our bouquets.
Bright purple and lavender glads.
Daylilies, pastel yarrow and bright purple glads.
Blue flowering cardoon. It is in the same family as artichokes.
Blue scabiosa.
Different sunflowers, including Teddy Bear.
White tipped dahlia petals.
Today's yellow carrots. One lone orange carrot hiding out.
Orange beets Florencio just washed. They are dripping off on the cart.
Beautiful savoy cabbage.
A few red fleshed plums.
Some of the early cantaloupe are what we call "single serving" size. Some of them are full sized in this container.
Slicing cucumbers stacked up.
Light green rinds on the honeydew in the cart full of watermelon.
Dividing up the beets and carrots.
Alison gets comfortable to pick the tiny Sour Mexican Gherkins.
Florencio picking green beans.
Little Louise helps put the cabbage in the boxes.
Avrie secures the cart.
Louise coming back for another cabbage.
Gorgeous yellow flowers with calla lily leaves.
White lilies, blue delphinium along with white dahlias and blue salvia.
Ahhh, a pastel pink bouquet. Yarrow, dahlias and glads. 
A bright pink bouquet with lilies, yarrow and zinnias.
Tall blue Russian sage with blue scabiosa and yellow zinnias.
Today's "extra table" instructions.
Items in week 9's harvest box.
The size of the Sour Mexican Gherkins that Alison was picking.
Now, are these the hot jalapenos or the mild "Fooled You" jalapenos? They look the same!