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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, August 30, 2016

Week 14 Produce and flowers galore


Baskets of large tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Their are a variety of grapes in the plastic bags.

A wide variety of cantaloupe and honeydew melons.

This wheelbarrow is full of different types of watermelon. This year we grew red ones, pink ones and yellow ones. Some are striped, some are speckled and some are almost solid green.

A variety of tasty grapes.

These yellow crookneck are excellent when sliced and fried after being dipped in flour.

New zucchini for us this year. Yellow round zucchini along with striped ribbed green zucchini.

Dark green zucchini, golden zucchini and light "Cube of Butter" zucchini.

Several shapes and sizes of eggplant.

Young slicing cucumbers.

Sun Sugar cherry tomatoes glowing in their boxes.

Anna's jalapeno cheese bread. This was so delicious.

Green beans in a creamy sauce with a crumbly topping. Yum!

So creamy... corn casserole with a touch of diced peppers.

Grape juice on the rocks with a splash of sparkling water. Very refreshing.

This yellow dotted watermelon is called Moon and Stars. It is an heirloom. We saved the seeds from last year's crop.

Our stately, glowing and brilliant delphinium.

Anna and her kiddos help organize the wheelbarrow full of melons.

Our family golf cart has many uses. 

Bryan and his mom, Mary, organize apples for the boxes. Twenty even rows on the table will happen before they are put in each of our twenty boxes.

The melons are almost all sorted. Emma hands them to Anna who hands them to Ethan. In the foreground are the extra lemon cucumbers for the taking.

A cart full of cabbages.

Savoy cabbage is all crinkly and will hold salad dressings and sauces well.

Deadon cabbage is colorful and will store very well. It will also grow into the winter if planted in August.

Today's large tomato varieties. The red ones are lagging in the ripening department.

These are called "Striped Stuffer" and have a mostly hollow center. Great for holding your chicken or tuna salad.

Janet's Jewel shimmers in sunlight. A firm and tasty large tomato.

Angie and my favorite large tomato. "Pineapple" has stripes beginning at the blossom end. When cut horizontally there are segments that look like the middle of a pineapple.
These are Aunt Ruby's German Green tomatoes. They aren't the prettiest tomatoes but they are delicious and firm.

Aunt Ruby's German Green have a bit of color in their folds. They are large in my hand. This one is ripe and ready to eat.

Red Pontiac potatoes.

Russett potatoes.

This variety of zucchini are short and stocky. Their texture is creamy on the inside.

Some carrots are long and triangular shaped. The ones in the background are shorter and stockier.

Bright zinnias, blue ageratums, light green feathery celosia amid bright blue statice with a white eye.

A plethora of pretty posies. 

Bright red zinnias with brown centered sunflowers and yellow feathered celosia. Very vibrant.


Sunflowers with blue statice.

Red coleus foliage along with red zinnias go well with Cafe au Lait dahlias.

This stately delphinium is in with blue statice, sunflowers and yellow button-like tansy.

A white dahlia shows off the rich colors of the purple coleus leaves, deep red colors and lemon scented geraniums. 

A red velvety dahlia.

White statice shows off these pink dahlias, zinnias and roses.


Pink and yellow flowers go well together.

Pale pink dahlias, yellow zinnias as well as Queen lime zinnias (greenish in the center with pink outside), small pink Michaelmas daisies with scented geranium leaves.

Our memo board today.

Our list of today's goodies.

The boxes are full today. Each box holder also picks up a large box of tomatoes, a box of cherry tomatoes and a bag of grapes. Then, if box holders can use more produce, the "extra table" awaits!

Levi is certainly enjoying his Cheetos. He is such a cutie! Once again, the family golf cart is put to good use. :)

Today's harvest box contents.

See you next time on the blog.
Lorrie