The bees have been busy pollinating our raspberries and blackberries and the green fruit is as endless as the eye can see….

Hi Friends & Farm-ily, 

It’s the 1st of July and it’s feeling hot, hot, hot! Talk about a great growing season thus far… the tomatoes are all 4 ft tall and covered in fruit! The bell peppers, hot peppers and even the eggplants are on there way to producing which means the weekly shares will be changing in just a matter of time… green beans with flowers, cukes with baby fruit… it really is summer! Let us enjoy and relish in all the greens and last of the Spring crops as we won’t be seeing some of these until September! My-oh-my how time flies….  –

There is just so much growing and happening on the farm these days it’s hard to keep up. I swear the corn has grown 2 inches in 2 days and the greens are ready to harvest in just 2 weeks time. When you’re growing produce in one season it’s almost as if you’ve put a magnifying glass on life as a whole. From the start to the beginning – full of purpose and vigor – these plants grow, produce and nourish until they decide it’s their time to make their seeds and turn it over to the next generation.   We learn a lot from watching the plants grow, taking the time to hand weed, observe and get to know all of the 60 + varieties of veggies and fruits that we grow.


Summer crops are coming.. with all this hot/dry weather it may be sooner than later!

We can’t say enough how grateful we are to live in such a place where we can grow such variety and for the amazing community that supports this small little farm (just a little blip on the old map).. it’s just too cool. We hope you are all enjoying your weekly bounty and taking a moment to pause and be mindful of your own food journeys. Be happy and proud for you are eating the best possible food you can eat! Keep up all the great work and never cease to be inspired in the kitchen and when you need us – let us know – because we’re here to help along the way!  –

Catchin’ Up in 2014. Meaghin Kennedy of These Salty Oats will be stopping by this week to catch up with us and see how the year of our big transition- from the old farm to the new – is going. She wrote an article about us last year – Cultivating Food and Community  (if you haven’t read it yet be sure to click on the link)– and did a beautiful job capturing the essence of our little CSA farm and is a truly gifted writer & photographer! Don’t be surprised if you see her wandering about at one of the CSA pick-ups this week…

Turks  –

The turkeys are growing up fast!  Their funny antics, quirky turkey noises and sweet personalities make for such a fun addition to the farm-ily…

Farm Day. July 12th – Farm Day for CSA Members!  Farm tour will begin at 11am and a potluck lunch at noon (12pm).  Please bring a potluck dish, your own plates & forks & protective sunwear! Your farmers will be making a small presentation of sorts and there will be plenty of time for good conversation, good food & meeting fellow members in your community!  Check your inboxes for an RSVP!  –

Volunteer Work Day. Many Hands, Make Light Work… It’s July which means in the next week or two we will be harvesting all our garlic and storage onions (all 6,000ft of them)! Please send us an email if you are interested in coming to help (it will be sweaty, hard work) and we will keep you updated with all the details! Here’s hoping for a few cloudy days in our future…  –


We’ve got the (flower) power!  Thanks to all the hot/dry weather the flowers are beginning to pop a few weeks earlier than usual…

WHF Organic Pasture-Raised Chicken. Thank you to all those who have placed orders for our first batch of pasture-raised chicken. For those who have not yet placed an order, we have just a handful of fryers (whole chickens) left that will be available for purchase from 4-6pm during the weekly pick-ups this week and next. – 

Fun fact about pasture-raised chickens (brought to you by Greenbow Farm): that chickens raised on pasture have a higher amount of Omega 3 fatty acids compared to chickens raised in a factory farm that only eat grain. In addition chickens ( like ours) that are fed a soy free diet have an even higher amount (they have an Omega 6/Omega 3 ratio of 3:1 vs 8:1 that soy fed chickens have). According to the US National Library of medicine, “a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio, as is found in today’s Western diets, promote the pathogenesis of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, whereas increased levels of omega-3 PUFA (a low omega-6/omega-3 ratio) exert suppressive effects.”  Yeah, for grass fed healthy producing fats!  

– – SeaofGreen

A sea of green has taken over the farm!  This year we’ve grown our best onions to date… we can’t get over the size of some of our walla walla sweets…


Final CSA Payments are due today! If your payment is still due please remember to drop it by the farm stand today (from 4-7pm). Send us an email if you have any questions!  –

Crates, Rubberbands, Egg Cartons, Berry Hallocks etc. It’s that time of the week to bring back your empty crate in exchange for a new one full of goodies. Thank you all in advance and we look forward to sharing Week 7’s bounty with you! –  Be happy and well and we’ll see you all soon!  –


Taking a few minutes in the shade before we gear up for another round of evening chores..

Stay cool out there,  –

Your farmers – 

Jess & Brian  –


dirty hands, clean hearts

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