Taking a siesta in the hammock with one of our nearest and dearest… 

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Hello Everybody!

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We hope your week has been going well and that you’re staying cool!  We are still getting used to the stream of hot weather and sunshine that has graced Portland but the plants are loving it (well, everyone except the lettuce)!  As of right now our little farm is growing and is planted to almost max capacity!  We’ll be harvesting our big crop of potatoes (we’re growing All Blue, Mountain Rose & Yukon Gold) in the next few weeks and our first round of brassica crops which will free up some space for all of our “winter crops.”  (Yes, we’re already thinking about winter…and yes, we’re silly farmers..)

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We thought you guys might be interested to know that beyond the CSA we’re also working in conjunction with a local Headstart agency  in their newly funded child and adult food program to provide fresh, local produce to 67 families in the metro area.  The ability for our small farm to feed an extra 67 families a month is beyond measure and we couldn’t feel happier about it.  So far it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Headstart and we look forward to seeing what the future brings and meeting some of the families that are participating in the program.

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Even the smallest hands can make a big difference here on the farm…

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Speaking of which, our volunteer day was a success, thanks to all the members, families & new friends who braved the heat and could join us!  The flower bed has never looked better and is currently the best looking block on the farm.  We hope that we get to see all of you out here as the season moves forward.  Whether it’s helping out or stopping by to enjoy a peaceful walk around the garden and a good book in the shade the farm is here for you to enjoy.  Feel free to email or call us anytime with questions about visits and lending a hand.  That’s what we’re here for.

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Also, the farm has some news to share but we’re waiting until next week to do so.  We know it’s not fair to mention something like this in this fashion but we want you to be just as excited as we are as, we too, wait in anticipation!  All we can say is keep an eye on the blog this weekend for a hint.  We’ll follow up at the beginning of next week as we let the secret unfold.  Until then, we hope everyone is staying cool.  It looks like summer is here to stay – with more sunshine and 80 degree weather for the next week and you know what that means… tomatoes aren’t too far away!  We’ve been waiting a very long time for salsa fresca, so much so that we can almost taste it and are counting down the days…

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Be well and take care and we’ll see you all again next week!

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Faithfully yours,

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your farmers

dirty hands, clean hearts

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It’s a tough life here on the farm but somebody’s got to do it…

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A bird’s eye view..

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It’s been a most impressive year for lady bugs in the garden…

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Our hearts (& even our bellies) just can’t get enough of these sun ripened goodies… gosh, we love summer!


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