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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 have availability for our Special Edition Harvest Box that will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 14th. These Special Edition Harvest Boxes are $25.00 each this year. We do have a limited amount. First come, first served.
Please email Lorrie at shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com if you are interested.

Pick up would be on Tuesday, November 14th between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Farm. 8005 Portland Rd. N.E. Salem, Oregon.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Week 12

Stunning Black Eyed Susans.
Vibrant President Tyler morning glory flowers.
This morning glory twined its way around the yarrow for support making its own bouquet.
One of our favorite dahlias this year. "Maniac" from Swan Island Dahlias.
So many zinnias, so little time to pick. Usually Lisa picks all the zinnias Monday evening right before dark. This morning I was tickled to see some still in the field with Lisa finishing them up.
This coral zinnia in its natural habitat.
"Looky Aunt Lorrie!" Avrie is helping pick today. Love the nail polish :)
Corn, cherry tomato, cucumber, red onion salad alongside grilled golden zucchini with melted cheese on top. This is extremely tasty. Thank you Lisa and Anna!
Watermelon sorbet for dessert. Clear, clean tasting. Very refreshing. Not too sweet. Love it.
If you love cherry tomatoes, this is your time of year.
So many colors. 
I couldn't pick just one photo to post...
Bryan and Grams (his mom) sorting melons as Lisa finishes picking the dahlias by Grandma Daisy's trailer. Looks like Grams is showing Bryan where things go. :) They are great at sorting and putting things in boxes.
Brea gently mixing the colors of cherry tomatoes while making sure none that have split open make their way into the boxes.
Counting to make sure there is one watermelon for each box.
Lisa and Cody filling the cart with pretty posies. The buckets have fresh water so the flowers stay hydrated from the moment they are picked.
Many different colored dahlias with dark blue delphinium and one bright yellow calla lily.
Brooks prunes out in the orchard.
Very small Japanese plums. These are yellow on the inside. 
These Brooks prunes are in really good shape. The bugs that plague the apples and pears don't bother these prunes.
One of the Brooks prunes is loaded. Occasionally trees this heavily fruited will have branches that break. 
Sorting sweet peppers. I think this photo would make a good puzzle.
Different varieties of tomatoes are lined up and getting ready to be bagged for boxes. We usually try to get everyone the same number or size/color of tomatoes. There aren't always 20 of each variety to put in.
This chive bed was planted this year from clumps Lisa and I divided. They bloom purple. The flower is edible, too. The blooms can look cool floating on top of soups, like clam chowder.
Determined helper. The beans are at the bottom of the bucket and her arm is only so long. 
She was able to reach a hand full of beautiful green beans. Now to wiggle them into the bag. She is very good at helping! She has focus.
Wyatt helps out by holding his cousin, Levi. Good times at the farm. 
A bouquet of dark gladiolas, pink lilies, green scented geranium leaves from a Mable Grey plant mom loved and the slightly drooping "Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate" pink flower. This smells wonderful as well as being stunning.
Today's harvest box.
She picked out a bouquet that matches her shirt.
Ollie joins his master for fun at the farm. He gets really excited to see Lisa's little Cody and Anna's larger, blue eyed, Sheila.
Today's list of items. Mentally add "a flower bouquet" to the end of the list :)
Things to get from the carts by the greenhouse. Once again, heavy things.
The repurposed white chair became purple this Tuesday evening. One more coat of a water proofing spray and it will be ready for the garden.
The tomato patch. Each marigold denotes a change of variety in the garden. These rows are about 300 feet long.
The full flower house. Pretty flowers every way you turn.
Lisa added hops into this showy bouquet.
A multi-colored dahlia pairs nicely with Teddy Bear sunflowers and light blue delphinium.
  See you next time on the blog. 
Lorrie