February 19, 2017

Box Contents:

2 hds Batavia Crisp Lettuce

1 bu Green Garlic

1 bu Chioggia Beets

1 bu Dandelion Greens

1 lb. Mixed Roots (assorted radishes)

1 lb. Leeks

1 hd Red Cabbage

1 Butterkin Squash 

Box Notes: We welcome the arrival of green garlic and dandelion greens! Use the green garlic as you would dry garlic or garlic gloves, just slice like a scallion and sauté until translucent or add to raw to salad dressing. The green garlic adds the delicious flavor of allium-y springtime to cooked greens, frittata, or soup. The green garlic and the leeks can be sautéed together to create a flavor base for most savory dishes. The winter squash is winding down, savor it while you can as, after it’s done in about 2 weeks, it won’t be back until late fall.

Field Notes: Unexpected cold snaps have hit the valley. Last night we had a low of 25 degrees and the same is forecasted for tonight. Although we’ve had sunny warm days that have been unusual for February, the cold nighttime temperatures have delayed the asparagus season. We were expecting the asparagus to start sooner since we’ve had mild weather for all of February. Fingers crossed for the first spears to appear within the coming week.

Spring Hams Now available In the web-store! $11/lb. Hams range from 6-8.75 lbs. Our hams are smoked and cured at Roundman’s Smokehouse in Fort Bragg. Limited supply. Contact the office if you would like to reserve your Easter Ham at csa@riverdogfarm.com

Wild Stinging Nettles are now for sale in the web-store: 1# for $10 or 3# for $25. Nettles are renown for their many health benefits. Follow this link to learn more: https://draxe.com/stinging-nettle/. The leaves can be used in place of cooked spinach in most recipes, but be careful when handling them when raw (use gloves), they do sting! Once blanched the plant looses its sting but retains its many health benefits 

Capay Valley Almond Festival

Sunday February 25, 2018

This festival is a 6 hamlet celebration of the almond blossom season in the Capay Valley. Starting in Madison, driving along State Route 16, going about 20 miles up to Rumsey, you can view the orchards in bloom and stop to enjoy the music and food along the way.

The Rumsey Hall, a historic community hall built in 1906 at the northern end of the valley, serves wood-fired pizza, pork sliders and beer and features live music.

Egg Subscriptions Now Available!

At long last, we are beginning to see the light! We have been suffering a shortage of eggs here at the farm for some months now. Because of the lengthening light hours in the day our egg layers are beginning to produce more eggs.  We are happy to announce that we now have enough eggs to offer our csa members the option of adding eggs to your CSA subscription. Sign on to your member account to add an egg subscription. Click the “Change” text located next to your current subscription, in the Summary Box. From there you can select an egg subscription. Please contact the office with any questions.

 

February 12, 2018

Box Contents:

2 lbs. Blue Heron Navel Oranges

2 hds Batavia Crisp Lettuce

1 lb. Mixed Roots

½ lb. Mei Qing Choi Raab

1 hd Fennel

1 bu Spinach

1 hd Cabbage

1 bu Cilantro

Box Notes: The mixed roots are a combination of turnip varieties and rutabagas. Dice the roots into one-inch cubes, coat with olive oil and a dash of salt, these make scrumptious roasted roots. Roast at 375 degrees for about an hour until the roots are soft all the way through with a golden outer edge, tossing occasionally with a spatula so each side has a chance to become golden. Camino, one of our longtime restaurant produce buyers in Oakland, cuts the rutabagas into french fry sticks and roasts them in a similar way.

This is the last week delicious oranges will be included in your CSA box. The navel oranges are from Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. They are CCOF certified organic. Blue Heron Oranges are still available for purchase on the web store: 10 lbs. for $20 or 20 lbs. for $40! Follow this link to add a case or two to your next delivery (while supplies last): https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa.

Field Notes: We have been harvesting wild stinging nettles from under the oak trees growing near the banks of Catch Creek for sale to our Bay Area restaurant customers. We would like to extend this spring time specialty to you, our CSA members! Wild Stinging Nettles are now for sale in the web-store: 1# for $10 or 3# for $25. Nettles are renown for their many health benefits. Follow this link to learn more: https://draxe.com/stinging-nettle/. The leafs can be used in place of cooked spinach in most recipes, but carful when handling them when raw, they do sting! Once blanched the plant looses its sting but retains its many health benefits

Capay Valley Almond Festival

Sunday February 25, 2018

This festival is a 6 hamlet celebration of the almond blossom season in the Capay Valley. Starting in Madison, driving along State Route 16, going about 20 miles up to Rumsey, you can view the orchards in bloom and stop to enjoy the music and food along the way.

The Rumsey Hall, a historic community hall built in 1906 at the northern end of the valley, serves wood-fired pizza, pork sliders and beer and features live music.

Egg Subscriptions Now Available!

At long last, we are beginning to see the light! We have been suffering a shortage of eggs here at the farm for some months now. Because of the lengthening light hours in the day our egg layers are beginning to produce more eggs.  We are happy to announce that we now have enough eggs to offer our csa members the option of adding eggs to your CSA subscription. Sign on to your member account to add an egg subscription. Click the “Change” text located next to your current subscription, in the Summary Box. From there you can select an egg subscription. Contact the office with any questions.

 

February 5, 2018

Box Contents:

2 lbs. Blue Heron Navel Oranges

¾ lb. Little Gem Lettuce

½ lb. Romanesco

1 bu. Red Chard

1 hd. Napa Cabbage

1 lb. Leeks

1 Spaghetti Squash

 

Box Notes: Romanesco, a feast for the senses is a vivid green color and boasts fractal patterns that wow all that see them, it is a farmer’s market favorite and kids love it. The flavor is similar to cauliflower, delicate and nutty. The texture of Romanesco is crunchy and holds its shape and chartreuse color when cooked. Use in place of any of cauliflower or broccoli in your favorite recipes. Please note we have been struggling with aphids in our brassica crops lately, so if you see any small bugs near the stalk, don’t worry they wash off easily.

We are nearing the end of our winter squash storage. Winter squash may not last as long at room temperature as they did in the late months of fall. Use them soon, or store in the refrigerator.

The navel oranges are from Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. They are CCOF certified organic. Correction: We will include oranges in the weekly veggie boxes through the middle of February. This year Blue Heron’s citrus yield was lower than last year, tho the fruits themselves were larger. Making for a shorter harvest season than usual. Blue Heron Oranges are now available for purchase in the web store: 10 lbs. for $20 or 20 lbs. for $40! Follow this link to add a case or two to your next delivery: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa.

Capay Valley Almond Festival

Sunday February 25, 2018

A 6 hamlet celebration of the almond blossom season in the Capay Valley. Starting in Madison, driving along State Route 16, going about 20 miles up to Rumsey, you can view the orchards in bloom and stop to enjoy the music and food along the way.

The Rumsey Hall, a historic community hall built in 1906 at the northern end of the valley, serves wood-fired pizza, pork sliders and beer and features live music.

Egg Subscriptions Now Available!

At long last, we are beginning to see the light, literally. We have been suffering a shortage of eggs here at the farm for some months now. Because of the lengthening light hours in the day our egg layers are beginning to produce more eggs!  We are happy to announce that we now have enough eggs to offer our csa members the option of adding eggs to your CSA subscription. Instructions below.

  • If you would like to add eggs to your weekly or bi-weekly CSA delivery follow this link to log on to your member page: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa
  • Once signed on, click the “Change” text next to your current Subscription located inside the Summary Box near the top right of your member page.
  • Next click the “Options” tab (at the top next to Shares) and select the number of egg dozens desired and your corresponding csa delivery schedule.

 

 

January 29, 2018

Box Contents:

2 lbs. Blue Heron Navel Oranges

1 hd. Fennel

2 hds. Batavia Lettuce

1 bu. Green Mustard

1 hd. Green Cabbage

1 bu. Red Beets

1 Butternut Squash

Box Notes: Cabbage season is upon us. Add cabbage chopped into chunks to soup broth, finely slice as a topping on posole, make slaws, make rice/beef stuffed cabbage leaves or enjoy in a salad combined with the Batavia lettuce and fennel. We’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day when corned beef and cabbage is a celebrated spring dish. We are experiencing a gap in our orange carrots harvest but they will be back!

The navel oranges are from Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. They are CCOF certified organic. Correction: We will include oranges in the weekly veggie boxes through the middle of February. This year Blue Heron’s citrus yield was lower than last year, tho the fruits themselves were larger. Making for a shorter harvest season than usual. Blue Heron Oranges are now available for purchase in the web store: 10 lbs. for $20 or 20 lbs. for $40! Follow this link to add a case or two to your next delivery: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa.

Capay Valley Almond Festival

Sunday February 25, 2018

A 6 hamlet celebration of the almond blossom season in the Capay Valley. Starting in Madison, driving along State Route 16, going about 20 miles up to Rumsey, you can view the orchards in bloom and stop to enjoy the music and food along the way.

The Rumsey Hall, a historic community hall built in 1906 at the northern end of the valley, serves wood-fired pizza, pork sliders and beer and features live music.

Egg Subscriptions Now Available!

At long last, we are beginning to see the light, literally. We have been suffering a shortage of eggs here at the farm for some months now. Because of the lengthening light hours in the day our egg layers are beginning to produce more eggs!  We are happy to announce that we now have enough eggs to offer our csa members the option of adding eggs to your CSA subscription. Instructions below.

  • If you would like to add eggs to your weekly or bi-weekly CSA delivery follow this link to log on to your member page: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa
  • Once signed on, click the “Change” text next to your current Subscription located inside the Summary Box near the top right of your member page.
  • Next click the “Options” tab (at the top next to Shares) and select the number of egg dozens desired and your corresponding csa delivery schedule.

January 22, 2018

Box Contents:

2 lbs. Blue Heron Navel Oranges

1 lb. Yukon Gold Potatoes

2 hds. Romaine

1 bu. Spinach

½ lb. Arugula

1 lb. Broccoli

1 lb. Leeks

Box Notes:

This time of year, the potatoes start to sprout. They can be cut in half and planted if you have garden! Don’t worry about the sprouts for eating, just rub them or cut them off while washing them. They still taste great fried, steamed, roasted, or in soup.

The navel oranges are from Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. They are CCOF certified organic. We will include oranges in the weekly veggie boxes through the end of February. Blue Heron Oranges are now available for purchase on the web store: 10 lbs. for $20 or 20 lbs. for $40! Follow this link to add a case or two to your next delivery: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa. 

Field Notes:

We are continuing to harvest carrots, greens, leeks, fennel, lettuce, and brassicas. The overcast days help the soil retain moisture. Over the weekend, we had some sub 30 degree mornings. 

Egg Subscriptions Now Available!

At long last, we are beginning to see the light, literally. We have been suffering a shortage of eggs here at the farm for some months now. Because of the lengthening light hours in the day our egg layers are beginning to produce more eggs!  We are happy to announce that we now have enough eggs to offer our csa members the option of adding eggs to your CSA subscription. Instructions below.

  • If you would like to add eggs to your weekly or bi-weekly CSA delivery follow this link to log on to your member page: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa
  • Once signed on, click the “Change” text next to your current Subscription located inside the Summary Box near the top right of your member page.
  • Next click the “Options” tab (at the top next to Shares) and select the number of egg dozens desired and your corresponding csa delivery schedule.

Eggs will be located in a box at your pick up location separate from your veggie box. Please only take eggs if they are listed next to your name on the sign in sheet. Each egg dozen will be labeled with the member’s name that they belong to. Please pay attention at pick up time and do not take eggs unless they have your name on them. If there is a problem with your subscription, or there has been some kind of mix up contact the office right away. Enjoy!

January 15, 2018

Box Contents:

2 lbs. Blue Heron Navel Oranges

1 bu. Rapini

3/4 lb. Little Gem Lettuce

2 lb. Purple Daikon

1 hd. Escarole

1 lb. Broccoli

1 Butternut Squash

Box Notes:

The navel oranges are from Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. They are CCOF certified organic. We will include oranges in the weekly veggie boxes through the end of February. Blue Heron Oranges are now available for purchase on the web store: 10 lbs. for $20 or 20 lbs. for $40! Follow this link to add a case or two to your next delivery: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa.

Field Notes:

We received about 3 inches of rain during the last storm. The soil has absorbed the rainfall quickly so we are hoping for more this week. There has been a steady cloud cover that helps the soil retain the moisture and keeps the plants hydrated longer. The greenhouse is filled to the brim with fennel, kale, chard, and napa cabbage starts. The plants are sizing up and getting close to being big enough for transplanting. We will do the transplanting during a window of dryness before the end of January. Visit the farms Instagram account to view our winter projects including the very full greenhouse here: riverdogfarm.

 

Egg Subscriptions Now Available!

At long last, we are beginning to see the light, literally. We have been suffering a shortage of eggs here at the farm for some months now. Because of the lengthening light hours in the day our egg layers are beginning to produce more eggs!  We are happy to announce that we now have enough eggs to offer our csa members the option of adding eggs to your CSA subscription. Instructions below.

  • If you would like to add eggs to your weekly or bi-weekly CSA delivery follow this link to log on to your member page: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa
  • Once signed on, click the “Change” text next to your current Subscription located inside the Summary Box near the top right of your member page.
  • Next click the “Options” tab (at the top next to Shares) and select the number of egg dozens desired and your corresponding csa delivery schedule.

Eggs will be located in a box at your pick up location separate from your veggie box. Please only take eggs if they are listed next to your name on the sign in sheet. Each egg dozen will be labeled with the member’s name that they belong to. Please pay attention at pick up and do not take eggs unless they have your name on them. If there is a problem with your subscription, or there has been some kind of mix up contact the office right away. Enjoy!

 

January 8, 2018

Box Contents:

2 lbs. Navel Oranges

2 Leeks

¾ lb. Arugula

1 lb. Watermelon Daikon

1 lb. Bok Choy

1 bu. Yellow Carrots

1 lb. Broccoli

Box Notes: The navel oranges are from Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. They are CCOF certified organic. We will include oranges in the weekly veggie boxes through the end of February. 10 and 20 pound cases of Blue Heron Oranges are now available for purchase in the web store! Follow this link to add a case or two to your next delivery: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa

Watermelon Daikon is one of the farmer’s market customer favorites. When we sample them, customers are surprised about their sweet mild flavor and intense magenta color. Thinly sliced or grated for salads, these radishes are a surprising treat. No need to peel the white outer layer of skin. The entire radish is edible.

Here’s a tidbit from http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Watermelon_Radish_1788.php: Watermelon radish originated in China where it was known as Shinrimei radish. In America, its official name in seed catalogs was originally Red Meat radish. Once it caught on as a popular farmer’s market item for marketing reasons vendors began to sell it under the name Beauty Heart or Watermelon radish. It is still however listed most often in seed catalogs under the name Red Meat radish.”

Field Notes: The rainfall has been steady since Sunday night. The watershed, ditches and puddles are filling up quickly. In Guinda, we’ve seen about a ½ inch. Keep it coming!

 

2018 CSA Policy and Payment Changes

As you are well aware, 2017 brought many changes to the Riverdog Farm CSA. We are thrilled with the new CSA software and hope it has simplified your membership as much as it has for us here at the farm.

Do to the amount of change we have undergone this past fall we have some policies we would like to go over with you. Thank you for reading the following items as they directly affect you and your CSA membership. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

-Deliveries will continue without receipt of payment. If you would like to suspend or hold your deliveries for any amount of time you must do so via your member profile page or by contacting the office. There are 3 available fields for holding multiple date ranges and a permanent hold option for semi-permanent or permanent holds. If you are enrolled in an auto payment plan and would like to permanently hold deliveries you must also remove the auto payment details to avoid being charged after suspending deliveries.

-Payment required reminders will be sent when your account drops below $24. Please respond to these reminders by making payment, or emailing the office to let us know payment is on the way.

-Automatic Payment Plans: If you have selected an auto payment plan you will be charged for the number of deliveries according to your payment plan. The “Monthly” payment plan will charge your account after every 4 deliveries, the “Quarterly” payment plan will charge your card after you have received 13 deliveries and the “Annual” payment plan will charge your account after 51 deliveries. This system accounts for any skipped deliveries or bi-weekly delivery schedules.

-Pick up instructions: Please sign your name next to your printed name on the sign-in sheet located on the clipboard near your csa box every week when you pick up your order.  This is our only means of tracking down members who have forgotten to pick up their box. Your name will be printed on the sing in sheet if we delivered a box for you. If your name is not on the sheet, a box was not delivered for you, if this occurs contact the office right away. If you happen to take a box with out being on the delivery list, it creates much disappointment and confusion.

-Altering your delivery schedule: If you would like to hold a csa delivery or would like to add items to your weekly delivery via the web store you must make any changes to your delivery schedule 48 hours prior to your delivery day.

 

January 2, 2018

Box Contents:

2 lbs. Navel Oranges

2 Leeks

¾ lb. Arugula

1 bu. Scarlet Queen Turnips

1 bu. Rapini

1 bu. Carrots

1 hd. Cauliflower

1 bu. Red Beets

Happy New Year from the farm! Wishing you all a healthy, happy 2018!

As you are well aware 2017 brought many changes to the Riverdog Farm CSA. We are thrilled with the new CSA software and hope it has simplified your membership as much as it has for us here at the farm.

Do to the amount of change we have undergone this past fall we have some policies we would like to go over with you. Thank you for reading the following items as they directly affect you and your CSA membership. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

-Deliveries will continue with out receipt of payment. If you would like to suspend or hold your deliveries for any amount of time you must do so via your member profile page or by contacting the office. There are 3 available fields for holding multiple date ranges and a permanent hold option for semi-permanent or permanent holds. If you are enrolled in an auto payment plan and would like to permanently hold deliveries you must also remove the auto payment details to avoid being charged after suspending deliveries.

-Payment required reminders will be sent when your account drops below $24. Please respond to these reminders by making payment, or emailing the office to let us know payment is on the way.

-Automatic Payment Plans: If you have selected an auto payment plan you will be charged for the number of deliveries according to your payment plan. The “Monthly” payment plan will charge your account after every 4 deliveries, the “Quarterly” payment plan will charge your card after you have received 13 deliveries and the “Annual” payment plan will charge your account after 51 deliveries. This system accounts for any skipped deliveries or bi-weekly delivery schedules.

-Pick up instructions: Please sign your name next to your printed name on the sign in sheet located on the clipboard near your csa box every week when you pick up your order.  This is our only means of tracking down members who have forgotten to pick up their box. Your name will be printed on the sing in sheet if we delivered a box for you. If your name is not on the sheet, a box was not delivered for you, if this occurs contact the office right away. If you happen to take a box with out being on the delivery list, it creates much disappointment and confusion.

-Altering your delivery schedule: If you would like to hold a csa delivery or would like to add items to your weekly delivery via the web store you must make any changes to your delivery schedule 48 hours prior to your delivery day.

Box Notes: The navel oranges are from Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. They are CCOF certified organic. This week’s veggie box contents reflect California’s winter crop harvest: roots, brassicas, and greens! All of the varieties are frost hardy and have flavors that become sweetened by frosty nights. The turnip and beet greens are good to eat too, even the cauliflower greens are edible and delicious!

Field Notes: Over the holidays, we didn’t see any rainfall so the irrigation crew worked diligently to keep the crops watered. While other parts of the US had record low temperatures, we had average lows in the high twenties and low thirties. The daytime temperatures have been warm and sunny with some days slightly overcast. The super moon was a great harbinger of the New Year, complete with a colorful aura or moon halo to ring in 2018. 

 

December 18, 2017

Box Contents:

1 lb. Baby Broccoli

1 lb. Leeks

2 hds. Batavia Lettuce

1 bu. Scarlet Queen Turnips

.5 lb. Arugula

1 hd. Bok Choy

1 Spaghetti Squash

1 hd. Red Cabbage

1 bu. Carrots

 

Riverdog Farm will be closed next week: 12/24/17-1/1/18.

There will be no CSA deliveries the week of 12/24. CSA deliveries will resume on January 3rd.

Please be sure to set any holiday delivery hold dates via your membership profile at least 48 hours in advance of your delivery date. Follow this link to log onto your membership profile page: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa , once signed on simply click the “Delivery Hold” tab and enter the date range that you would like to suspend deliveries. You will receive a confirmation email when the process is complete.

The farm wishes you a warm and festive holiday season. We will be having our annual farm crew party this Friday at the Guinda Grange Hall to celebrate the closure of 2017 and the coming of 2018. We’re all looking forward to a weeklong break.

Box Notes: We harvest the broccoli and cauliflower with a few leaves still on the stalk. The leaves can be eaten, cooked liked other greens: steamed, sautéed, braised or in soup. The Scarlet Queen turnip greens also make great eats! The arugula is better eaten uncooked as a stand-alone salad or mixed with salad greens. Leeks are our main allium crop that we harvest throughout the winter. We will be including them in the veggie boxes until March. Use them in any dishes where you’d like a mild onion-y flavor.

Field Notes: The dry weather continues with rain forecasted for December 29 through January 1. The days are warm and sunny and the nights are very cold. Last week, we had a 23 degree night! We will continue to harvest broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, greens, roots and lettuce throughout the winter months. The winter squash is winding down. Despite the cold nighttime temperatures, the winter crops are doing great. The dry spell is giving us ample opportunity to do field irrigation, weed cultivation, direct seeding winter peas for livestock grain feed, and seeding of spring brassica crops in the greenhouse.

Riverdog Farm CSA Holiday Delivery Schedule:

The farm will be closed from Sunday December 24th - January 1ST for our annual holiday break. There will be no CSA deliveries 12/24/17-1/2/18. Deliveries will resume on Wednesday 1/3/18. Napa Fatted Calf members, your first box of the New Year will arrive on Thursday 1/4/17. Please make a note of the December Holiday delivery schedule on your calendar.

Farmers Market Holiday Schedule:

The farm will not be at the Berkeley Farmers markets on Tuesday December 26, Thursday December 28 and Saturday December 30. We will be skipping the Sunday markets in Sacramento on December 24 and December 31, 2017. We will be at the Berkeley Farmers Market on Saturday December 23, 2017 and Tuesday January 2, 2108. Happy Holidays!

 

 

December 11, 2017

Box Contents

½ lb. Fuyu Persimmons (Not CCOF certified)

2-3 Pomegranates

¾ lb. Little Gem Lettuce

1 hd. Escarole

1 bu. Green Mustard

1 bu. Chioggia Beet

1 bu. Orange Carrots

1 Green Cabbage

1 bu. Cilantro

Box Notes:

“Escarole is a leafy green vegetable and member of the chicory family, along with frisée, endive and Belgian endive. Sometimes called broad-leaved endive, escarole has broad, curly green leaves and a slightly bitter flavor. It can be eaten raw, grilled, sautéed, or cooked in dishes.

Escarole is less bitter than other chicories and the level of bitterness varies throughout the head, with the inner, lighter-colored leaves being less bitter than the outer, darker green leaves. The inner leaves may be more suitable for salads, using the outer leaves for cooked dishes.” To learn more about this family of vegetables visit: https://www.thespruce.com/what-is-an-escarole

This is the last week for Persimmons. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. The Fuyu Persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella in Guinda. He has spent over 20 years developing his specialty persimmon orchard. They are not certified organic but are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. This type of persimmon can be eaten when firm, like an apple. No need to peel the skin.

Field Notes: The dry weather continues. The forecast says no rain for the next ten days. We will need to irrigate throughout the rest of the month as the soil has become dry since the last rains.

Riverdog Farm Holiday Delivery Schedule:

The farm will be closed from Sunday December 24th - January 1ST for our annual holiday break. There will be no CSA deliveries 12/24/17-1/2/18. Deliveries will resume on Wednesday 1/3/18. Napa Fatted Calf members, your first box of the New Year will arrive on Thursday 1/4/17. Please make a note of the December Holiday delivery schedule on your calendar.

The farm will not be at the Berkeley Farmers markets on Tuesday December 26, Thursday December 28 and Saturday December 30. We will be skipping the Sunday markets in Sacramento on December 24 and December 31, 2017. We will be at the Berkeley Farmers Market on Saturday December 23, 2017 and Tuesday January 2, 2108. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Hams are available for reservation on the web store!

Limited availability. All hams will ship the week of 12/18. Please specify desired weight at check out. Hams are $10/lb and require a $15 deposit.

Riverdog hams are smoked over apple and alder wood chips by Roundman’s Smokehouse in Fort Bragg. They range form 3.5 to 10 lbs. and contain no added nitrates. Our certified organic hogs live on 50 acres of organic pasture and enjoy an all organic diet that consists of our vegetable culls, Cowgirl Creamery whey, Three Twins Ice Cream, foraged black walnuts, acorns, grasses, farm grown grains and certified organic feed. Riverdog Farm hogs are certified organically raised animals by CCOF. Our meat is processed at non-certified organic USDA facilities therefore; the pork is not certified organic.

 

 

December 4, 2017

Box Contents

1-½ lbs. Fuyu Persimmons (not certified organic)

2 hds Batavian Lettuce           

1 bu Gold Beets

1 lb. Broccoli

1 Butternut Squash

½ lb. Loose Spinach

1 bu Purple Carrots

1 bu Rapini

Box Notes: Before the 17th century almost all cultivated carrots were deep purple, almost black or yellow. Purple carrots provide many of the same health benefits as orange carrots but offer some additional nutritional benefits due to their high concentration of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are flavonoid pigments that give many blue, purple, and black vegetables and berries their intense hews and strong antioxidant rich immune-boosting properties. Learn more by going to our source: http://www.healwithfood.org/health-benefits/purple-carrots-nutrition-vs-orange-cultivars.php#ixzz50Kz5Xfr0

The Fuyu Persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella in Guinda. He has spent over 20 years developing his specialty persimmon orchard. They are not certified organic but are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. This type of persimmon can be eaten when firm, like an apple. No need to peel the skin.

Field Notes: Dry weather is forecasted until December 14, 2017. During this time, we will continue to prepare ground for spring planting and cultivate the winter crops. This is also the time of year when we direct seed cover crops to build soil fertility and plant triticale that we harvest in June for the livestock feed. 

Riverdog Farm Holiday Delivery Schedule:

The farm will be closed from Sunday December 24th - January 1ST for our annual holiday break. There will be no CSA deliveries 12/24/17-1/2/18. Deliveries will resume on Wednesday 1/3/18. Napa Fatted Calf members, your first box of the New Year will arrive on Thursday 1/4/17. Please make a note of the December Holiday delivery schedule on your calendar.

The farm will not be at the Berkeley Farmers markets on Tuesday December 26, Thursday December 28 and Saturday December 30. We will be skipping the Sunday markets in Sacramento on December 24 and December 31, 2017. We will be at the Berkeley Farmers Market on Saturday December 23, 2017 and Tuesday January 2, 2108. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Hams are available for reservation on the web store!

Limited availability. Please specify desired weight and delivery date at check out. Hams are $10/lb and require a $15 deposit.

Riverdog hams are smoked over apple and alder wood chips by Roundman’s Smokehouse in Fort Bragg. They range form 3.5 to10 lbs. and contain no added nitrates. Our certified organic hogs live on 50 acres of organic pasture and enjoy an all organic diet that consists of our vegetable culls, Cowgirl Creamery whey, Three Twins Ice Cream, foraged black walnuts, acorns, grasses, farm grown grains and certified organic feed. Riverdog Farm hogs are certified organically raised animals by CCOF. Our meat is processed at non-certified organic USDA facilities therefore; the pork is not certified organic.

 

 

November 27, 2017

Box Contents

1 ½ lbs Fuyu Persimmons (not certified organic)

1 lb Pomegranates

¾ lb Baby Red Romaine

¾ lb Broccoli

¾ lb Cauliflower

1 bu Red Beets

1 bu Carrots

2 hds Mei Qing Choi

Box Notes: The broccoli and cauliflower crops are coming on strong. We would like to encourage members to eat the leaves! They are a nutrient packed, sweet (not bitter) green. The leaves boast a richer source of beta-carotene than the florets and contain loads of vitamin A, C and B-6. They cook much like kale or collards and can be used in place of traditional greens in any recipe.

The Fuyu Persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. He has spent over 20 years developing his specialty persimmon orchard. They are not certified organic but are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. This type of persimmon can be eaten when firm, like an apple. No need to peel the skin.

Field Notes: The Sunday rain brought about ½ inch to the farm. It helped settle the dust and refresh the air. This is the time of year when we experience frosty nights after the storms clear. The tomatoes and peppers are officially done due to the cold nighttime temperatures. There are only 4 weeks of harvest until the farm is closed for the last week in December. We will be harvesting brassica crops, carrots, and bunched greens. The garlic is planted. It’s over-wintering. Green garlic and asparagus will be here sooner than we realize, starting sometime in March.

Riverdog Farm Holliday Delivery Schedule:

The farm will be closed from Sunday December 24th - January 1ST for our annual holiday break. There will be no CSA deliveries 12/24/17-1/2/18. Deliveries will resume on Wednesday 1/3/18. Napa Fatted Calf members, your first box of the New Year will arrive on Thursday 1/4/17. Please make a note of the December Holiday delivery schedule on your calendar.

Holiday Hams are available for reservation on the web store!

Limited availability. Please specify desired weight and delivery date at check out. Hams are $10/lb and require a $15 deposit.

Riverdog hams are smoked over apple and alder wood chips by Roundman’s Smokehouse in Fort Bragg. They range form 3.5 to10 lbs and contain no added nitrates. Our certified organic hogs live on 50 acres of organic pasture and enjoy an all organic diet that consists of our vegetable culls, Cowgirl Creamery whey, Three Twins Ice Cream, foraged black walnuts, acorns, grasses, farm grown grains and certified organic feed. Riverdog Farm hogs are certified organically raised animals by CCOF. Our meat is processed at non-certified organic USDA facilities therefore, the pork is not certified organic.

 

 

November 20, 2017

Box Contents

1 1/2 lb. Fuyu Persimmons (not certified organic)

1 lb. Pomegranates

¾ lb Little Gem Lettuce

¾ lb. Arugula

1 bu Rosemary

2 lbs. Yellow Finn Potato

2-3 hds Broccoli

1 Sugar Pie Pumpkin

Happy Thanksgiving from our farm family to yours. We are grateful this holiday season for your continued support and involvement in our farm as members of the CSA. As the light hours continue to diminish we are reminded that this is a time to seek warmth and light indoors. We hope our vegetables will fill your homes this week with the flavors and scents of the season.

Box Notes: Yellow Finn Potatoes have a moderate starch content and boast a rich buttery flavor. They are ideal in roasts or gratins. When mashed they can become sticky if over worked, so if you plan to mash them be sure to do so minimally. We welcome back our favorite lettuce the Little Gem! Little Gem lettuce is a cross between butter and romaine lettuces. It is a delightful, refreshing, sweet and tender salad green that barley needs dressing.

The Fuyu Persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. He has spent over 20 years developing his specialty persimmon orchard. They are not certified organic but are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. This type of persimmon can be eaten when firm, like an apple. No need to peel the skin.

Riverdog Farm Holliday Delivery Schedule:

This week The farm will be closed on Thursday November 23rd.

-Thursday 11/23 and Friday 11/24 Deliveries will be made on Tuesday 11/21

-Members who receive boxes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday: your schedules will be not be effected by the holiday. 

Please make a note of the December Holiday delivery schedule on your calendar: The farm will be closed from Sunday December 24th-Jaunary 2nd for our annual holiday break. There will be no CSA deliveries 12/24/17-1/2/18. Deliveries will resume on Wednesday 1/3/18. 

Christmas Hams will be available for reservation in the web store next week starting on 11/27. Limited availability. Please specify desired weight and delivery date at check out. Hams are $10/lb and require a $15 deposit.

Riverdog hams are smoked over apple and alder wood chips by Roundman’s Smokehouse in Fort Bragg. They range form 3.5-7 lbs. and contain no added nitrates. Our certified organic hogs live on 50 acres of organic pasture and enjoy an all organic diet that consists of our vegetable culls, Cowgirl Creamery whey, Three Twins Ice Cream, foraged black walnuts, acorns, grasses, farm grown grains and certified organic feed. Riverdog Farm hogs are certified organically raised animals by CCOF. Our meat is processed at non-certified organic USDA facilities therefore; the pork is not certified organic.

 

 

 

November 13, 2017

Box Contents

1 lb. Fuyu Persimmons (not certified organic)

1 lb. Pomegranates

1 bu Red Beets

1 lb. Broccoli

1 Globe Eggplant

1 bu Gold Chard

1 Butternut Squash

 

Box Notes: The Fuyu Persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. He has spent over 20 years developing his specialty persimmon orchard. They are not certified organic but are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. This type of persimmon can be eaten when firm, like an apple. No need to peel the skin.

Next week we will be adding extra vegetables to the CSA box as a token of our gratitude to all of our CSA subscribers. We hope this small gift will bring extra abundance to your holiday tables. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the holiday.

Riverdog Farm Holliday Delivery Schedule:

The week of Thanksgiving: All CSA Members who are scheduled to receive boxes Thursday 11/23 and Friday 11/24, your boxes will be delivered to your regular pick up site on TUESDAY 11/21.

Please make a note of next week’s delivery scheduling change on your calendar.

The farm will be closed on Thursday November 23rd. Also, the farm will be closed from Sunday December 24th-Jaunary 2nd for our annual holiday break. Thank you!

Thanksgiving hams are nearly sold out (only 2 left!). If you would like to order a Riverdog Ham for the Christmas Holiday, you may do so via the web store after 11/27.

Riverdog hams are smoked over apple and alder wood chips by Roundman’s Smokehouse in Fort Bragg. They range form 3.5-7 lbs. and contain no added nitrates. Our certified organic hogs live on 50 acres of organic pasture and enjoy an all organic diet that consists of our vegetable culls, Cowgirl Creamery whey, Three Twins Ice Cream, foraged black walnuts, acorns, grasses, farm grown grains and certified organic feed. Riverdog Farm hogs are certified organically raised animals by CCOF. Our meat is processed at non-certified organic USDA facilities therefore; the pork is not certified organic.

Limited availability. Hams are $10/lb. We require a $15 deposit per reservation; this cost will be deducted from the total amount due for your ham. You will be charged the reminder due once your ham has been weighed, packaged and delivered. Thanksgiving Ham deliveries will be made the weeks of November 12th and November 19th. Christmas hams will be delivered the week of December 11th and December 18th.

When checking out, please specify your desired delivery date and ham weight. We will get as close as we can to your desired weight, but final weights will not be exact. If you would like to reserve a ham for the Christmas Holliday, they will be available for reservation after November 27th.

 

 

 

November 6, 2017

Box Contents

2-3 Pomegranates

¾ lb. Jimmy Nardello Peppers

1 lb. Green Beans

1 lb. Broccoli

1 pint Mixed Medley Cherry Tomatoes

1 bu. Curly Kale

1 Spaghetti Squash

Box Notes: This week we are happy to include fall green beans in your CSA box! We will only harvest green beans for a short period of time but hope you will enjoy the fall treat. Also in the box this week are the fantastically sweet Jimmy Nardello peppers. This pepper is a sweet Italian fryer. They are delicious cooked or raw, blistered in a hot skillet and stuffed in a burrito, as a main ingredient in a salad or on top crostini with a bit of cheese. See recipe below.

Thanksgiving Holiday Delivery Schedule: All CSA Members who are scheduled to receive boxes Thursday 11/23 (Thanksgiving) and Friday 11/24, your boxes will be delivered to your pick up site on TUESDAY 11/21

Reserve your Thanksgiving Ham today! 

Riverdog Hams are smoked over apple and alder wood chips by Roundman’s Smokehouse in Fort Bragg. They range form 3.5-7 lbs. and contain no added nitrates. Our certified organic hogs live on 50 acres or organic pasture and enjoy an all organic diet that consists of our vegetables, Cowgirl Creamery Whey, Three Twins Ice cream, foraged black walnuts, acorns, grasses, farm grown grains and organic feed. Riverdog Farm hogs are certified organically raised animals by CCOF. Our meat is processed at non-certified organic USDA facilities, and therefore, the pork is not certified organic.

Limited availability. Hams are $10/lb. We require a $15 deposit per reservation; this cost will be deducted from the total amount due for your ham. You will be charged the reminder due once your ham has been weighed, packaged and delivered.

Deliveries will be made the weeks of November 12th and November 19th.

CSA members can reserve their Thanksgiving Ham by following this link to the web store: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa

The Holiday Ham Deposit can be found under the Sausage, Bacon and Ham heading.

When checking out, please specify your desired delivery date and ham weight. We will get as close as we can to your desired weight but final weights will not be exact.

If you would like to reserve a ham for the Christmas Holliday, they will be available for reservation after November 27th. 

 

 

 

 

October 30, 2017

Box Contents

1 bskt Shishito Peppers

2 Pomegranates

2-3 Delicata Squashes

1 bu Rapini

¾ lb Bulls Blood Greens

1 bu Tokyo Turnips

1 Green Cabbage

Box Notes: Pomegranate season has begun! We are pleased to include these juicy gems in your veggie boxes this week. Coming soon we will also have Fuyu persimmons from our persimmon orchardist neighbor in Guinda. The pomegranates are a sweet treat, break them into sections and gently pull the juicy seeds from the fruit. To prevent a mess, you can separate the seeds from the fruit under running water or in a bowl of water. Sprinkled on a lettuce salad, as a topping for yogurt, or in a combo fruit salad, and in smoothies these old world fruits are quenching and so full of tart sugar.

Field Notes: This mild, late October weather has been very optimal for the crop growing and harvesting conditions. Daytime temperatures in the mid to high eighties and cooler nighttime temperatures has given the fall and winter crops a boost. A game camera we have stationed near the pig paddocks in Brooks caught the image of a beautiful mature, female mountain lion. We have also seen her tracks along with the tracks of her smaller, younger offspring. Our theory is that the fires to the west of us have pushed the wildlife this way. It is very rare for a mountain lion to be seen on the valley floor but many live in the wilder hill country.

Important Payment Information: We will send payment reminders when your account balance has reached $0. If your account drops below $0, your deliveries may be interrupted. Please confirm by responding to the payment reminder that you would like to continue to receive CSA boxes and that payment is on the way. You must let us know if you would like to cancel or permanently hold your deliveries. Email notifications and this newsletter are our primary way of communicating with members. Please be sure to read the newsletter and emails we send, as they contain important information.

Useful links for your new online CSA member profile

Your Account: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa

Payment: https://csa.farmigo.com/pay/riverdogfarmcsa

Web store: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa

 

 

 

October 23, 2017

Box Contents

½ lb Braising Mix

1 lb Mei Qing Choi

1 bu Tokyo Turnips

1 bskt Juliette Tomatoes

1/4 lb Early Girl Tomatoes

1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes

1 Butternut Squash

Field Notes: Thank you to all who attended the Riverdog Farm Pumpkin Party. The roasted pig and potluck dishes were delicious. The kids really enjoyed the hayride, selecting a pumpkin and feeding the pigs. We hope to see you next year in late October to celebrate Autumn’s harvest at the farm!

Box Notes: With cooler nights on the farm, the tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are slowing down. We are excited to include more leafy greens in the weekly veggie boxes as they become available. Both tops and roots of the turnips can be eaten, like beets. The greens are great braised or steamed. The roots are delicious raw or cooked. 

Important Payment Information: We will send payment reminders when your account balance has reached $0. If your account drops below $0, your deliveries may be interrupted. Please confirm by responding to the payment reminder that you would like to continue to receive CSA boxes and that payment is on the way. You must let us know if you would like to cancel or permanently hold your deliveries. Email notifications and this newsletter are our primary way of communicating with members. Please be sure to read the newsletter and emails we send, as they contain important information.

Useful links for your new online CSA member profile

Your Account: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa

Payment: https://csa.farmigo.com/pay/riverdogfarmcsa

Web store: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa

 

Capay Valley Vision’s 17th Annual Taste of Capay Farm Dinner

When: Sunday October 29, 2017, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Where: Full Belly Farm in Guinda

$60 per person or $500 per table of ten

This event highlights the bounty of the region with a delectable, locally sourced, multi-course farm dinner and live auction. Event proceeds will support the Esparto Park and Aquatic Center endowment fund, a new 8-acre community park with playing fields, a swimming pool, perimeter walking trail, and a basketball court to be built in 2018. Visit capayvalleyvision.org for more information. Contact Event Coordinator Maya Walker to purchase tickets: maya.m.walker@gmail.com or 530-867-5603, www.capayvalleyvision.org.

 

 

October 16, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

½ lb Arugula

1 bu Tokyo Turnips

1 lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 lb Purple Daikon Radish

1 lb Early Girl Tomatoes

1 bu Dino Kale

1 bu Grey Kabocha Squash

Field Notes: We are very saddened by the damage and losses from all the fires throughout Northern California. The response for emergency aid support has been encouraging in this difficult time. In Capay Valley, we had one day of thick smoke but the winds have cleared the air. Thank you to all who reached out to the farm to see if we are okay.

Box Notes: The smaller early girl tomatoes are packed with sweetness and are very flavorful. We grow 3 types of kabocha squash: green, red and grey. They each have dark orange flesh, creamy texture and sweet flavor. 

2017 Annual Pumpkin Party! Saturday October 21st: Come one, come all, and celebrate the fall harvest at the farm! Riverdog Farm is hosting our annual Pumpkin Party on October 21st from 2pm-5pm. Bring the whole family and a potluck dish to share. Riverdog will provide grilled sausages, drinks and Three Twins Ice cream. Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch where you can harvest a free pumpkin to take home. Please RSVP as soon as possible with the number in your party by emailing the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com. We will respond with details and directions.

Important information about the new CSA software program PLEASE READ:

A big change from our old system: If you would like to cancel your membership or place a long term hold on your deliveries, you must do so manually via your member page or by contacting the office! Deliveries will continue without receipt of payment.  If you choose to place a hold on your account you can re-activate it at anytime. 

-Any hold requests or changes to your csa delivery schedule and web order must be made 48 hours in advance of your delivery date. If the program will not allow this, contact the office.

-If you entered your credit card for payment and chose a payment plan schedule, your card will automatically be charged according to this schedule.

-Payments for bi-weekly subscriptions are processed according to the number of deliveries. The minimum credit card payment amount is $96. This amount pays for 4 delivery dates. The same is true for bi-weekly quarterly payments, you will be charged $312 this amount will pay for 13 deliveries (roughly 6 months). If you would like to pay in smaller monthly installments for a biweekly subscription, you can continue to send a check to the farm. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

To log onto your CSA member account profile follow this link: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa to log onto your existing member account, check your balance, select a payment plan, schedule hold dates, shop the web-store and more!  Web Store: Follow this link to explore, schedule and purchase Riverdog Farm’s pastures pork and chicken and other farm-raised goodies: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa

 

Capay Valley Vision’s 17th Annual Taste of Capay Farm Dinner

When: Sunday October 29, 2017, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Where: Full Belly Farm in Guinda

$60 per person or $500 per table of ten

This event highlights the bounty of the region with a delectable, locally sourced, multi-course farm dinner and live auction. Event proceeds will support the Esparto Park and Aquatic Center endowment fund, a new 8-acre community park with playing fields, a swimming pool, perimeter walking trail, and a basketball court to be built in 2018. Visit capayvalleyvision.org for more information. Contact Event Coordinator Maya Walker to purchase tickets: maya.m.walker@gmail.com or 530-867-5603, www.capayvalleyvision.org.

 

 

 

October 9, 2017

Box Contents

½ lb. Arugula

1 bu Tokyo Turnips

1 lb. Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 hd Savoy Cabbage

1 lb. Red Slicer Tomatoes

2 Delicata Squash

2 Rosa Bianca Eggplants

 

Box Notes: Arugula and turnips are back! The delicata squash is a sweet, yellow squash. Two recipes featuring delicata squash are included below. The Rosa Bianca eggplant is great as the main ingredient in baba ganouj, ratatouille or grilled.

2017 Annual Pumpkin Party! Saturday October 21st: Come one, come all, and celebrate the fall harvest at the farm! Riverdog Farm is hosting our annual Pumpkin Party on October 21st from 2pm-5pm. Bring the whole family and a potluck dish to share. Riverdog will provide grilled sausages, drinks and Three Twins Ice cream. Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch where you can harvest a free pumpkin to take home. Please RSVP with the number in your party by the end of this week, October 13th! Email the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com. We will respond with details and directions.

Important information about the new CSA software program PLEASE READ:

A big change from our old system: If you would like to cancel your membership or place a long term hold on your deliveries, you must do so manually via your member page or by contacting the office! Deliveries will continue without receipt of payment.  If you choose to place a hold on your account you can re-activate it at anytime. 

-Any hold requests or changes to your csa delivery schedule and web order must be made 48 hours in advance of your delivery date. If the program will not allow this, contact the office.

-If you entered your credit card for payment and chose a payment plan schedule, your card will automatically be charged according to this schedule.

-Payments for Bi-weekly subscriptions are processed according to the number of deliveries. The minimum credit card payment amount is $96. This amount pays for 4 delivery dates. The same is true for bi-weekly quarterly payments, you will be charged $312 this amount will pay for 13 deliveries (roughly 6 months). If you would like to pay in smaller monthly installments for a biweekly subscription, you can continue to send a check to the farm. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

To log onto your CSA member account profile follow this link: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa to log onto your existing member account, check your balance, select a payment plan, schedule hold dates, shop the web-store and more!  Web Store: Follow this link to explore, schedule and purchase Riverdog Farm’s pastures pork and chicken and other farm-raised goodies: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa

Capay Valley Vision’s 17th Annual Taste of Capay Farm Dinner

When: Sunday October 29, 2017, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Where: Full Belly Farm in Guinda

$60 per person or $500 per table of ten

This event highlights the bounty of the region with a delectable, locally sourced, multi-course farm dinner and live auction. Event proceeds will support the Esparto Park and Aquatic Center, a new 8-acre community park with playing fields, a swimming pool, perimeter walking trail, and a basketball court to be built in 2018. Visit capayvalleyvision.org for more information. Contact Event Coordinator Maya Walker to purchase tickets: maya.m.walker@gmail.com or 530-867-5603.

 

October 2, 2017

Box Contents

1 ½ lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes

1 lb. Early Girl and Golden Jubilee Tomatoes

1 ½ lbs Mixed Bell Peppers

1 bu Parsley

1 bu Green Chard

1 Acorn Squash

1 hd Green Cabbage

Box Notes: The bunched greens are coming in, they look beautiful! We will feature one in each weekly box – kale, chard, mustard or collards – throughout the fall and winter months. The tomato and pepper harvest will continue until the first frost that sometimes happens as late as Thanksgiving but this year it may come earlier as it’s already starting to be much cooler at night.

2017 Annual Pumpkin Party! Saturday October 21st: Come one, come all, and celebrate the fall harvest at the farm! Riverdog Farm is hosting our annual Pumpkin Party on October 21st from 2pm-5pm. Bring the whole family and a potluck dish to share. Riverdog will provide grilled sausages, drinks and Three Twins Ice cream. Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch where you can harvest a free pumpkin to take home. Please RSVP with the number in your party by October 13th by emailing the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com. We will respond with details and directions.

Important information about the new CSA software program PLEASE READ:

A big change from our old system: If you would like to cancel your membership or place a long term hold on your deliveries, you must do so manually via your member page or by contacting the office! Deliveries will continue without receipt of payment.  If you choose to place a hold on your account you can re-activate it at anytime. 

-Any hold requests or changes to your csa delivery schedule and web order must be made 48 hours in advance of your delivery date. If the program will not allow this, contact the office.

-If you entered your credit card for payment and chose a payment plan schedule, your card will automatically be charged according to this schedule.

-Payments for Bi-weekly subscriptions are processed according to the number of deliveries. The minimum credit card payment amount is $96. This amount pays for 4 delivery dates. The same is true for bi-weekly quarterly payments, you will be charged $312 this amount will pay for 13 deliveries (roughly 6 months). If you would like to pay in smaller monthly installments for a biweekly subscription, you can continue to send a check to the farm. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

To log onto your CSA member account profile: Follow this link: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa to log onto your existing member account, check your balance, select a payment plan, schedule hold dates, shop the web-store and more!

Web Store: Follow this link to explore, schedule and purchase Riverdog Farm’s pastures pork and chicken and other farm-raised goodies: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa

 

Taste of Capay

When: Sunday October 29, 2017, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Where: Full Belly Farm in Guinda

$60 per person or $500 per table of ten

This event highlights the bounty of the region with a delectable, multi-course farm dinner. Event proceeds will support the Esparto Park and Aquatic Center, a new 8-acre community park with playing fields, a swimming pool, perimeter walking trail, and a basketball court to be built in 2018. Visit capayvalleyvision.org for more information. Contact Event Coordinator Maya Walker to purchase event tickets: maya.m.walker@gmail.com or 530-867-5603. 

Buy your tickets now: Saturday October 7 and 8, 2017 Hoes Down Harvest Festival from 11 am to 11 pm at Full Belly Farm in Guinda. Visit: hoesdown.org for ticket information. Great kids craft area, live music all day,