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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 23, 2016

Week 13 Beautiful flowers, delicious lunch

Cafe au Lait basking in the sun.

Two kinds of Asian pears.

I didn't get a photo of this once filled basket before lunch. This kind of tells the story. We loved these little open faced sandwiches with a cheese mixture, cherry tomatoes and torn basil.

These refrigerator pickles were so fresh and tasty.

Fresh, raw veggies ready to be dipped and crunched.

Double chocolate brownies. Yum.

The green and yellow zucchini and the yellow crookneck squash are loving this weather. They are producing like crazy. This is one of the crops we transport with our golf cart. They are not lightweight. 

Lemon cucumbers and slicing cucumbers also got a ride in with the golf cart.

Three varieties of potatoes were dug today. Red Pontiac on the left, All Blue at the top and Yukon Gold near the bottom. All are delicious.

Levi seems to enjoy being tickled by Alex.

Sun Sugar cherry tomatoes hanging out in the shade of the curly willow tree.

A mixture of mild, sweet peppers. Many colors.

A carrot, red peppers and zucchini being dipped in a yummy sauce. Thanks Anna!

Multicolored cherry tomatoes hiding in the dappled shade.

And one more. I couldn't decide which one so you are getting to see both. :)

Some of the large tomatoes are ripening.  The striped ones are Pineapple tomatoes. Their interior, when sliced across the wide part, look like the inside of a pineapple. One of Angie and my favorite tomatoes.

There are Yellow Brandywine, Green Apple and Amish Gold in this photo. 

Each harvest box will get a big and a little box of tomatoes today.

Lisa is surveying the situation. A temporary break from her bouquet making. And she does love tomatoes!

A few buckets of zinnias this week. Such pretty colors.

Three tables full of bouquets to choose from.

Pale bouquets, bright bouquets, tall ones, short ones. So many choices.

So many colors.

Spiky and frilly.

Flowers mixed with foliage, too.


Such soft pastels. Pale blue, fluffy white scabosia as well as fluffy pink asters. The tall arching pink flowers are called Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate.

This sherbet colored zinnia is a new variety. Almost looks like an ice cream cone.

A tall dark celosia is set off by the pinkish Senorita zinnias.

A bouquet of beautiful zinnias.

Lisa working on more behind these pale zinnias, blue asters and couple pink dahlia along with a tall foxglove.

Zinnias in front, blue statice in the back. All are in their water waiting to be chosen.

Bright yellow zinnias go well with bright yellow sunflowers, blue scabosia and blue delphiniums.

The contents of this week's harvest box.

Today's list of goodies.

See you next time on the blog.
Lorrie