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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 harvest boxes for this coming season.
We do have flower subscriptions available.
A Full Share is 18 weeks of gorgeous bouquets for $230 or a Half Share, every other week for a total of 9 weeks of flowers for $115.
Please email Lorrie at if you are interested.

Pick up would be on Tuesdays between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Farm, 8005 Portland Rd. N.E. Salem, Oregon. Our season lasts from May 29 to September 25, 2018.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Week 9 Back at Shady Maple Farm

We are all back from vacation and ready to harvest away!

A bumble bee working on a purple dahlia.

Cafe au Lait dahlia. They have so many different colors in their petals.

A cluster of Cafe au Lait.

A small pin cushion dahlia. So precise.

This dahlia's color matches its inner pollen area.

An orange cactus dahlia.

From yellow in the center of this dahlia to dark pink at the outside. This is one of my favorites.

A pale pink dahlia. Clear, refreshing colors.

"Bed Head." Appropriately named, don't you think?

Variegated petals make this one unique.

One of our raised beds with herbs in the middle. These flowers are all edible.

Another raised bed near the greenhouses.

Lisa's cart is full of white and yellow statice that dry well.

One of the multitude of zinnias we are growing this year.
A bright pink one.

A pale pink zinnia is starting to open.

A field that was covered in blackberries two years ago grows eggplant, melons, peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, beans and corn this year.

Watermelon loves it hot. We grown them on top of black plastic with drip irrigation underneath.

Beans are almost ready to pick.

Our first attempt at growing soy beans.

Carrots glowing in the morning sun.

Cauliflower peaking out of its protective leaves.

Cantaloupe doing well. Also grown on top of black plastic.

Savoy cabbage is starting to make heads.

Lisa filling her buckets with water. She harvests many, many flowers and gets them quickly into water and then into the shade. Later in the day she builds her bouquets.

Alex harvesting parsley.

Alison helping with today's harvest. She is cutting sage.

Figs, oh figs. They are so tender and delicious.

Rosa and Alison are working on the kale sorting puzzle.

The contents of today's harvest box.

This week's contents.

As usual, there are extras.

Emma in control of the lemonade stand. A few eggs also made their appearance! The chickens live on the other side of the building to the left.

These lilies are about 8 feet tall. Gorgeous.

A few of today's bouquets.

A nearly black sunflower with a light green bug crawling around on it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Week 8 Continued trip, Germany today

Fussen, Germany on our way to Neuschwanstein Castle and then on to Munich.

In our breakfast room. Just in case we forget where we are this morning!

Fresh produce to be had for breakfast.

Also, cheese, meats, a fresh basil plant to pluck off of along with bowls of fruit and two kinds of yogurt.

One of our favorite dishes is available, mozzarella and fresh tomatoes.

In the pedestrian zone in Fussen, towers of flowers and hanging flowers all along the zone.

Many pretty posies in this tower.

Flowers in the round about and along the cafe's fencing above the silver SUV.

Look at all the hanging baskets on this house as our bus travels by. We are on our way to Castle Neuschwanstein, the "Cinderella Castle".

A rose garden in the town of Fussen. The lady nearest the bus is picking roses!

Farmland outside Fussen. A stately church in the background. Many, many buildings here have solar panels like these.

A few bouquets. Lisa's would stand out if they were here!
We have arrived in Munich. Red hollyhocks thrive in this flower bed.

We are in Munich and walking along toward the Hofbrauhaus. These are grape plants lining the walking path along side this wine bar.

This building is covered with greenery.

A cucumber beetle on a yellow calla lily. This could be at home!