The first of the Fall kale, epic summer harvests and the tomato bounty continues…

Hello Friends & Farm-ily,

‘Tis the last week of August.. where did the time go?!   It’s also Week 15 of the CSA which means we’re more than halfway through our 28-week Spring/Summer season. Over the course of 14 weeks, Brian and I have sown, grown, harvested and distributed 38,000lbs of produce to our awesome CSA members. That puts us on track for distributing close to 80,000 lbs for the 2015 season! Brian and I love what we do and we couldn’t do it without the exceptional group of CSA members that has rallied around our farm. Thank you for believing in us and in your community. Farmer Brian adds, “This is how we make it (change) happen. You give us money and we will grow you the best damn food we can while paying ourselves a livable wage and making the land we steward better for generations to come.” ‪#‎knowyourfarmer ‪#‎knowyourfood ‪#‎dirtyhandscleanhearts ‪#‎workinghandsfarmcsa ‪#‎twofarmersonefarm ‪#‎herewegrow ‪#‎eatyourveggies


Week 14 CSA share!

With the coming of September means that autumnal equinox is less than a month away, which means the days are growing shorter!  It’s crazy how you go from hiding from the sun to chasing it as every minute counts!  This summer (with it’s heat and drought) had some some long days in store for us so we’re feeling ready for a change of pace, the cooler weather and shorter days!  But, in the meantime, we’re charging through these heavy, productive harvests and enjoying the fruits of our labor.  (We have high hopes of beginning our potato harvest this week!)  With hard work comes the bountiful harvest and we enjoy sharing the bounty/labor of love with all of you.

Over the weekend the easterly wind brought smoke and haze from fires burning across Oregon and eastern Washington. We’ve been thinking of the many who are facing this head on and are thankful for the brave firefighters and volunteers who are helping the communities that have been impacted directly. It’s hard to imagine what those folks are coping with at this time and we are sending our best thoughts to them all.


Hanging out with Ms. Rosie, the hazy days of fire season and the cows eating some fresh grass..

The haze and heat made for an ultimate microwave while catching up on seeding, weeding and planting.  At times it felt as though we were caught in the “thick of it” and we’d head inside because the air was literally thick and hard to breathe.  It did feel really nice though to have a break from the sun.  We are truly hoping for some relief (from the fires, from the oppressive heat etc) in the shape of rain (a real rain) and know that it won’t be long now.. Usually during our dry PNW summers we are blessed with some rain by mid-September.  This year it feels like forever (it’s been since April/May that we’ve had measurable amount of rain) and you start to forget what it feels like.

It helps that the days are growing shorter… giving us a greater understanding and deep appreciation for the seasons..


This year’s tomato line up..

Bulk Tomatoes. The tomatoes are ripening by the second.  Don’t delay on making your order for Mixed Tomatoes (min. 25lbs) or Romas (min. 20lbs).  You will thank yourself this winter when you do  😉 Send us an email with your order!

Pork.  Pork Shares and Sausage Shares are now available for order with pick up starting NEXT WEEK (CSA Week 16)!  There are a few new exciting additions to the shares including Peppered Bacon (in the pork shares) and a few new kinds of sausage links: Special Blend (a delicious blend of spices: sage, etc with no sugar added – perfect for biscuits and gravy!) and Chorizo Sausage for all your soup making needs as well as old favorites Oktoberfest, Italian and Pork!  We have a ton (literally, well, almost literally) of great USDA certified pork and sausage shares available!  For those who have already emailed orders, you should have received a confirmation email in the last two weeks.  We will send out reminder emails towards the end of the week/early next week for pick up.

Working Hands Farm Winter CSA!  We have some exciting news to share in regards to growing year round on the ol’ farm… stay tuned to the first week of September when we launch our first ever limited edition Winter CSA program.  (yahoo!)

We hope you all have a wonderful week!


Summer lettuce heads, a perfectly prepped bed awaiting planting and the peppers just keep getting sweeter..


All the best,

Your Farmers

Jess & Brian

dirty hands, clean hearts