Hi Friends & Farm-ily,

Here we are at Week 17 and it looks like summer is holding on here in Oregon with highs in the 90’s and many sunny days ahead.  How’s everybody feeling?  We know we’re feeling lighter and stronger these days – eating straight from the garden in very high quantities.  Picking up and hauling 100’s of pounds of produce each day… this time of the season really is something.

Savings.  Here’s a fun little farm factoid for you all… last week the produce in the crates weighed 25lbs!  Which means all the produce in the box cost $1.30/lb (can’t beat that!)  There was also a total of 15 items in the box.  We’re having a great growing season this year but it also means that you’re farmers are becoming better growers and who better to reap the rewards than the community that supports us.  It’s what it’s all about!

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The barn goes up!

Picnic-and-a-Pumpkin Potluck. On Saturday, September 21st from 11 – 2pm we invite our members to come visit with us at the new farm and to celebrate the start of the autumnal equinox.  We tried our hand at growing pumpkins this year (an extra little treat) and they are almost ready!  For those members that are interested, we will have one pumpkin available per share and will be ready for pick up during the potluck.  Food will be enjoyed around 12.  Pumpkin picking around 1:00.

This will be “picnic” style potluck – members should bring either a picnic blanket or chairs, a potluck dish and their own set of forks, knives and plates as it will make clean up easier for everyone.  It will be a great opportunity to visit the new farm before we make the big transition over this Fall & early Winter.

Fall CSA.  We’re a little less than a month away from the start of our Fall CSA.  Check out our Fall CSA page here.  We’re growing lots of delicious food and are excited to share it!  Spread the word and support your two favorite farmers.


Canning.  If you’ve always wanted to try it now is the time.  The tomatoes are at their peak and it’s such a wonderful thing to eat homemade sauce in the winter months.  We made some heirloom tomato sauce over the weekend and it’s delicious.   We use the skins and all.  The way we work our sauce magic in the kitchen is to put a bunch of maters in our vitamix (or food processor) and puree them before throwing them into the big saucepan.  They cook down beautifully this way and we love it.

If anyone is interested in purchasing 10, 20, 40, 60 + lbs of tomatoes please let us know.  They make great sauce, soup, salsa, ketchup and more for filling up your pantry (when you’re missing the taste of fresh, homegrown goodness).

We hope you all enjoy the week.  Stay cool and we’ll see you soon!

p.s. Ellie’s “due date” is coming up quick.  No signs yet but you will all be the first to know.

With fond regards,

your farmers

Jess & Brian

dirty hands, clean hearts

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