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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 shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com 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, September 26, 2017

Week 18: Season 6 is a Wrap

Today's beet selection. Golden and red beets. They love growing this time of year.
Angie spraying and tidying the beets.
Lisa cutting our late season dahlias. Cody, her trusty sidekick, is leashed to her green wagon.

Cafe au Lait dahlia. Ahhhh.


One of our pear varieties. This one sweetens up after being stored for up to a month. Right now it tastes watery.

Corn stalk bundles await pick up time. Mom's old bike is dressed up with zinnias and amaranth.

Beets ready for twist ties. Rocky organizes crates. Bryan in the background puts partially chewed beets on the back table.

Today's beets are glorious! From the field behind the big red barn that hadn't grown any crops, ever!

Terry and Rocky cleaning the arugula.

Bryan bagging hot peppers.

Beautiful salmon colored zinnias, white dahlias and an ornamental purple grass. A green centered sunflower peeks from behind.

Speckled zinnias, gold and white dahlias, coral colored Cape Fuchsia and blueberry foliage looks good with the green boxwood.

Tall pampas grass blooms with red and white zinnias.

Cafe au Lait dahlias with a bunch of small pink asters. 

Papery strawflowers with their vibrant green foliage. Sharp looking.

Bright pink dahlias along with maroon dahlias pair well with this chartreuse coleus.

Lisa putting her finishing touches on the bouquets.

Doesn't this look like a photo shoot? 

Today's crew that are still here. Some of our helpers aren't able to stay all day. Left to right: Terry, Angie, Bryan behind Mary (aka Grams), Ethan, Anna, Louise, Rocky (in front), Emma (in back of Rocky), Lorrie (me, standing), Lisa (seated). We have had a great summer together. 

Pumpkin rolls made with farm pumpkin for today's snacks for the people picking up their boxes. Oh man!

Today's pumpkin bouquet to be raffled off.

Boxes are all filled and are starting to get picked up. Bryan signals "It's a wrap"!

Other things to snack on at pick up today. 
Left to right: dilly beans in the glass bowl, sweet pickles, Cowboy candy (candied jalapeƱos), cream cheese and fig jam. Crackers will be here soon. 
Sheri followed by Sara have been with us for all 6 years of our CSA. Thanks ladies for supporting your local farmers!



Today's harvest box with an extra bouquet for balance and beauty.

Green centered sunflowers, yellow zinnias, boxwood greenery, white statice, and an orange zinnia in the back. 

So much goodness.

The right side of the box showing the sweet peppers, too.

Today's list.

These are the things that wouldn't fit into the regular wooden harvest boxes.  They are 25" x 15" x 9" and they're still not big enough this time of year.

Today's cantaloupe. Who knew there would still be cantaloupe at the end of September. Yum!

The cornstalks are almost gone. Lisa and Terry chat about the day.

After all boxes were picked up Drona flew around a bit.
Here large yellow marigolds signify a change in pepper variety. The light blue plants are broccoli, cauliflower or cabbage.


The late season view of the farm from Drona.

The area where these row crops are was reclaimed in the spring of 2016. Anna and Scott took apart the family's old sheep barn that had fallen down (they saved all the good parts, too). They scoured through and piled up metal they discovered under huge mounds of blackberries. This area hadn't had any crops grown on it, ever. These plants seem to like it! Inside the fenced area lives a goat someone dropped off about 7-8 years ago. His name is now "Drop Off". Go figure!

Ethan is pushing the button to take the photo. The sun is setting on our last regular season harvest day. Louise is waving goodbye to the season.


Good bye until next time!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Week 17 Flowers and produce galore!

First cutting of our second planting of sunflowers.

Rocky had never grown anything from seed until these sunflowers. Don't you think she did great?

Anna is carrying a crate full of produce. Levi is tugging on her to help himself walk with less effort! He was being a goof ball. :)

Anna made these cheddar, herb biscuits to go with her soup for lunch today. I didn't get a picture of the soup. Both were so wonderful on this cool blustery day!

Terry and Grams are having a cup of coffee to help stay warm. Terry is holding the canopy down during the gusts of wind.

Dessert today!


Today's sweet pepper selection.

Delicious grapes.

Rocky and Bryan selecting the prunes to bag up for today's boxes.

Don't these make your mouth water?

Today's hot pepper selection.

Chili peppers.

Hungarian Wax.

Jalapeno.

Peperoncini. 

Serrano. These are the hottest we grow.

If you've ever wondered what horseradish looks like right out of the ground? It is a deep growing root.

Brown centered sunflowers with short, wide yellow petals. Stunning with the purple statice.

Green centered, long petaled sunflowers are showy with the red zinnias.

Grams and Terry stay out of the weather while they sort out the corn. It was a chilly day.

Rocky just returned from her vacation. She brought us an amaranth chocolate bar! We grow amaranth and she saw it in Central America and thought we should taste test it! What a thoughtful worker.

Some of this year's ornamental gourds, pumpkins and the last of the cantaloupe.

The reddish-orangey ones on the left are Turban squash. 

Grams and Terry put their bouquets of basil in the boxes. Terry is enjoying her "bouquet".

Horseradish being washed.

A messy job. "But it's clean dirt."

Broccoli, white cauliflower and purple cauliflower shoots.

Sour Mexican Gherkins. We grew them up a trellis this year to make them easier to find among all their leaves.

Bryan tidying up after the wind blew in lots of leaves today.

Today's "bouquet in a pumpkin" to be raffled off during pick up. Anna cleaned out the pumpkin, Lisa fitted an empty coffee can inside for the vase. Isn't her bouquet cheery?

One side of the flower house.

Lisa putting together her pretty bouquets.

Lush flowers. (Hey, the sun came out for a minute!)

Such beautiful, bright colors.

Sunflowers in with other beauties.

Scented geraniums for the greenery.

Pink dahlias. Dahlias will bloom up until the frosts begin.


Lisa's sweet pumpkin bouquet and also a sweet treat for those picking up their boxes today. Watermelons and a pumpkin keep the table cloth from blowing away.

Oh my gosh, isn't she sweet? She came with her parents to pick up their box today. She is exactly 1 week, 1 hour old. We are thrilled they brought her along. Nice to meet you Little One!


Today's harvest box with an extra bouquet.

On the right side of the box: sweet peppers, lettuce, tomatillos, thin eggplant, grapes, Asian pears, Swiss chard, prunes, kale, corn, lemon cucumbers.

The left side: savoy cabbage, tomatoes, purple potatoes, hot peppers, cantaloupe, honeydew, pumpkin and a large cantaloupe!

A bouquet to help make you smile.

Today's list.

See you next time on the blog.
Lorrie