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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, May 31, 2016

Week 1 A new season

Many changes have taken place on the farm since last summer. A drive way loop to help with congestion as well as new flower beds. We hope you enjoy these improvements.

A new flower bed at the entrance to the back gardens.
Another new flower bed with room for more shade flowers to be used in the bouquets.
A cart full of feverfew in front of multicolored buckets of flowers.
Levi and Ethan sporting their sun hats. 
Each season Shady Maple Farm CSA donates to two school auctions to help with fundraising. The two schools split a harvest box for the summer season.
Bryan and his mom, aka Grams, have just finished sorting the colorful beets. Bryan is starting to put them into each harvest box.
Part of today's lunch is a garden fresh salad Anna has made for us. Colorful nasturtiums are pretty and edible. Cucumbers and snap peas atop lettuce and spinach.
Pasta salad with tomatoes, asparagus and pesto dressing.
Rhubarb dessert. This looks really good.
Green kohlrabi is washed and ready for the boxes.
Snap peas are completely edible. These are used sliced up and put in salads and other dishes. 
This is all that is left of Lisa's rhubarb dessert. So delicious.
Swiss Chard and 4 varieties of kale are hydrating in cold water.
Bundled asparagus is also in cold water.
Ethan and his mom, Anna carry drained bundles of kale to the boxes.
Ethan models with an Armenian cucumber. The first one to be ready in the greenhouse.
Beautiful flower bouquets, all grown right here on Shady Maple Farm.
Flowers in water await being chosen to go home.
Lisa is putting her final touches on her beautiful bouquets. Notice the swags of flower seed packets in the background.
The first picking of hydrangeas.
Roses with variegated colors.
Purple and white lupine along with orange dahlias (already!) and orange roses.
Blue catmint, apricot foxglove and blue balloon flowers. A wonderful combination.
Bright blue delphinium and old fashioned cluster pink roses. One of my favorite combinations.
Blue catmint, red sweet William in with ruffled roses with pink margins.
Light blue delphiniums, dark blue pincushion flower, orange bi-color roses and a couple Tangerine Tango dahlias.
Today's harvest box.
Emma having fun while passing out cooling popsicles.
Levi enjoys a greenhouse tomato. Love his grin behind the tomato.
A new flower box topped off with a new hanging flower pot.
See you next time on the blog.