We are making special winter baskets for today and tomorrow! You can give us a call and we will make one for you. Also, an arranged time if our hours don’t work out for you. Cost is $25.
Here’s what’s in the basket:
Frilly Mustard Greens
It’s a colorful and diverse basket! Great for winter cooking!
Here we are at the end of the season but not with our growing. We will still have vegetables available throughout the winter. Thank you for all of your support this year! Next season of shares are open.
What’s in this weeks share
We have hot peppers, quince, persimmons and decorative glass gem corn for our extras today.
Store pomegranates whole in a container in the fridge for longer storage.
Allow persimmons to ripen on counter top.
- Hakurei Turnips
- Yellow Tomatoes
- Butternut Squash
- Yellow Onion
- Bell Peppers
- Herb Bag
- Decorative glass gem corn and sorghum
We so blessed to have rain that last few weeks!
It’s been a fun week with our new morning visitors. Turkeys! There are 13 that come into the orchard and hang out for 30 minutes or so.
This week we won the ugly carrot award. We planted in a new bed…..and the result was….ugly. But rather than wasting these “curvy girls” we put them into your baskets anyway. They taste great and are perfect for roasting with a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil and Italian herbs. Scrub a dub dub, they are a little dirty still because of the rainy morning they didn’t get cleaned well.
One more week to go before we take our rest for the winter season. This coming week we will be pulling much of our gardens out getting ready for winter crops and garlic. So, that being said there will be LOTS of extras for the last week.
Don’t forget, Chelsea (the little baker she is) has made some fresh seasonal muffins today!
Shares are open for the following season now.
This weeks shares:
Small onions and shallots
Winter Squash ~ This is a mixed bunch, so you get to pick what you want
Extras ~ hot peppers, bell peppers, green tomatoes, and a few other things. Take as much as you can use! There are lots of hot peppers!
Tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 11th) we will have fresh Spiced Apple and Pistachio Streusel muffins available! Delicious and perfect timing for fall.
Rain! Rain! Rain! How wonderful the rain! We couldn’t be happier. No watering, and cooler weather.
This weeks shares there are a few differences in each of the baskets.
Sweet Pie Pumpkins
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Lots of Basil (make some pesto)
*Summer Squash or Green Beans
*Pak Choy or Swiss Chard
Plus some extras.
Next week we will have extra chili peppers. Plus, tart pomegranates
Here we are, already at week five. Only three weeks to go before we rest for the winter. Ahh, rest!? Well, at least we slow up, plan next years season and plant garlic, cover crops and build the high tunnel for winter crops. We won’t be doing winter baskets, but we will have winter crops available throughout the winter months to tie you over till spring shares. We have had several request to open our shares for next season…. With having a little more growing space and man (haha! Women) hands, we decided to go ahead an post next years shares. Also, next year we will have an online order form to place egg, cheese, artisan bread, chicken and grass fed beef orders for you when you come to pickup your baskets at the dates you request.
Ok, we are making another plead for baskets! Please! If you have any laying around, we need them. We don’t have enough for our shares. Thanks for you help with this!
Here is what is in your shares today:
Ginger Gold Apples
Red Pears (they will bruise easily, handle with care)
1/4 Banana Squash
Fairtime Peaches (these are a firm peach)
It’s fall tomorrow! We are ready! We just got back from the organic pumpkin farm in Colorado early, oh very, very early…. We grew many heirloom pumpkins this year, but still enjoy the long drive to our favorite pumpkin farm every year for the big carving pumpkins and some more heirlooms we don’t grow like lumina the white pumpkin pie pumpkin.
Here’s what’s In your share this week~
Nectarines (they are very ripe! Hurry and eat um up)
And of course the you pick produce box. Remember take what you can use, being mindful others!
Feeling ready for fall? This week is a teeny weeny bit cooler. Thank goodness for fall! If this weeks basket doesn’t make you feel like doing some fall cookin’, then I don’t know what will!
We have been harvesting our winter squash and pumpkins the last few days. As you know, each week we try to have a new winter squash in your baskets. This week is delicata winter squash. You don’t need to peel! Just wash slice and roast with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs and spices of your choice. Delicata is one of our favorites.
What’s in your basket this week? Well, we did some rooting around for it!
Peppers (hot and mild)
Greens ~ look for the greens bag you prefer. They are all a little different in each basket.
And of course the extras of your choice!
Two weeks we are hoping the sweet corn will be ready! Very excited for that!
Ahhh…. What a nice week! It certainly makes growing more of pleasure when those temps drop below 100!
PLEASE NOTE: This fall we will have a basket or two of miscellaneous produce. This is part of your share. Feel free to take what you will use, while being mindful of others. If you take a winter squash, make that be the only thing…if you want fruit, take four or five and maybe a pepper or two. If you are making eggplant Parmesan, take what you need for that! Get the just of it?
This weeks baskets ~
Galia Melon (let this melon develop its full ripeness on the counter for a couple more days)
Next week we are pulling parsnips and more carrots! These are great roasted together.
We have begun!
Fall shares last eight weeks. We strive to have a different winter squash each week. We cure these a few weeks before putting them in your baskets so they have the highest sugar content making them richer tasting. So eat up or save for a later time in the fall.
This week is a transition week in the gardens, so this means there is some variances from basket to basket ~ not all baskets are the same. The difference is; sweet salad turnips, beets or beans. First come first serve. Also we have extra peppers and summer squash you are welcome to take from the basket as you come in the door.
Bad and sad peach crop for us this year. While we were excited for how abundant the peaches were and we provided extra care, the fruit beetles were even more excited for our labors. They devoured anything that had the slightest color. We are hoping for the later Fairtime Peaches to be successful. So needless to say, there are very few peaches in your basket this week.
If you have a need for culinary herbs, we will be happy to cut what you need for your weeks meal prep. Just let us know, and we’ll happily gather it up for you when you arrive (providing it is growing).
This weeks baskets~
Bay leaves (can be dried for later soups and dishes)
Walla Walla onion
Beans, beets, or hakurei turnip
Plus extras of your choice