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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 our harvest boxes for the 2017 season.
We have 1 beautiful flower share for the season available. Please email Lorrie at shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com if you are interested.

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, July 25, 2017

Week 9 Fritters, berries, figs and flowers

Anna made Marionberry cobbler, individual sized, for our lunch dessert today. And then topped it off with ice cream. Wow.

This was a wonderful surprise after a great lunch.

A zucchini fritter up close and personal. Yellow and green zucchini.

There were only three left when I got there with the camera. So tasty. If you haven't had one, google a recipe and you will love them!

Delicious pasta salad.

The first figs. We discovered we love these a few years ago. Fig jam made now could become the middle of fig newtons in the winter. A wonderful thing to look forward to.

Shiny Waldoberries.

Waldoberries in their boxes.

Slightly longer and not as shiny Siskiyou berries. 

One of my favorites, Boysenberries.

And our prolific blueberries.

Bryan and Grams bundle kale while Alex, Angie and Terry discuss the next thing to pick.

Bulb fennel.

Bundled sage.

A kale bouquet.

Dahlias. Wow. This one is crazy!.

Some of today's summer squash pickings.

Blue and white Pin Cushion flowers.

Blue Echinops, an ornamental thistle, with the beautiful snapdragons.

These white dahlias set off the crocosmia that are almost glowing.

One of our new dahlias this year, Lemon Kiss.
Such a clear yellow.

Many "new to us" flowers in this bouquet. Lisa researches cut flower possibilities year round. These two dahlias are from Floret Flower Farm in Washington.  The plum colored didiscus also comes in white and pale green. The tall plum colored seed heads are atriplex. We are thrilled with our new additions.

Lilies closed, slightly open and wide open.


Blue Russian sage, white didiscus, yellow calla lily, scented geranium leaves and yellow centered feverfew (they look like little buttons to me).

White lilies, red snapdragons and a dark pink didiscus.

Terry and Grams sort different varieties of peas.

Lettuce just came out of the soaking cold water to drip dry.

Alex trims a bit off the bottom of some of the lettuce. You might notice the scratches on Alex's left ankle. Occasionally blackberries grab at ankles, today they got her good.

The filled boxes in the potting shed. Lemon grass and bulb fennel add height to the boxes today.

Oh the lilies this year!

Today's contents.

A close up of the berries. 4 different varieties of berries today along with the first apples, Gravensteins. 

Hens are laying and apples are tart!

Today's list.

The zinnias are starting to bloom. Lisa checks out their progress.


At the north end of the zinnias are the sunflowers.

One of Angie's beautiful signs.

More lilies to open. Pale pink ones on the far side and the very tall ones are glowing in the late afternoon sunshine.

Bright pink lilies with lots more buds to open.

And one last lily photo for this blog.

See you next time on the blog.
Lorrie

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Week 8 Berries, lilies, taste testing

Delicious bow tie pasta for lunch. Chives, tomatoes from the garden along with sweet pickles Anna made, olives and little cheese chunks. So yummy.

Then she followed it with this lemon curd blueberry trifle in her best China cups. Wow!

Lunch in the shade. Florencio enjoying, too.

Beautiful blueberries.

A few boxes of blackberries.

Today's summer squash selection.

Alex, Angie, Wyatt with Ethan supervising the parsley sorting.

Today's contents. 6 boxes of berries!

Stunning lilies with snapdragons and gladiolas.

Some of our new dahlias with zinnias, gladiolas, Love in a Mist seed pods and scented geranium leaves for some lemony greens.

Another new dahlia, orangey strawflower, white statice, white gladiola and orange crocosmia.

Pale yellow yarrow, new dahlias, strawflowers, Victoria blue bedder, orange Cape Fuchsia.


Purple gladiolas, orange zinnias, a light purple allium, white/lavender phlox, frosted Explosion grass, orange crocosmia.

Many lilies in this bouquet with a variety of dahlias and yarrow.

Two toned gladiolas. Aren't they stunning?

Soft roses, pink sage, blue puffy Gila Globe, pink snapdragons make this a beautiful soft bouquet.

Dark purple glads, orangey pink snap dragons, blue Russian sage.

Zinnias, snapdragons, yarrow and crocosmia. Almost looks like fireworks!


Decisions, decisions in the flower house.

Flowers await being selected for bouquets.

Mindy makes her choice while Rocky gets ready to wrap it up.

Erin looks on as she and Mindy know each other from school days at Sprague.

Louise made this bouquet today for her house.

Anna brought out some deliciousness she had canned last summer. Those picking up their boxes were able to taste test. Ritz crackers, cream cheese and any one of these is wonderful.


Rocky, Louise and Levi at the end of a good day. Smiles abound!