March 20, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bu Asparagus

1 bu Carrots

1 bu White Spring Onions

1 bu Gold Chard

1 hd Green Cabbage

1 bu Cilantro

1 1/2 lb Leeks 

1 hd Fennel

Field Notes: Happy Spring Equinox! The valley is looking so lush and refreshed now that the rains have slowed down and the weather is warmer. Red bud is in full magenta bloom, the wildflowers in the hills are prolific, and the oak leaves are starting to emerge. Asparagus harvest began in earnest last week so asparagus bunches should appear in your veggie boxes steadily for the next few weeks.  Now that the fields are dryer, we’ve been transplanting kale, chard, fennel, and lettuce every day along with direct seeding beets, turnips, carrots, and spinach. Looking forward to a long springtime. The tomato starts will be transplanted in mid to late April.

 

Spring Hams: Please place your orders for spring hams by 9:00 am Monday April 10, 2017 to ensure delivery by the holiday. We have a limited supply of hams so it’s best to place your order early. The weight range is 3-7 lbs per ham. The price is $10 per lb. The Riverdog Farm hams are smoked and cured (pre-cooked) at Roundman’s in Ft. Bragg. They are delivered frozen to your CSA delivery site. Glaze the top with orange marmalade, place in a casserole dish in 2-4 cups of orange juice and cover loosely with foil to hold in the moisture. Stick a few cloves in the ham for added spice.

 

New Pastured Pork Sausage Varieties: Bacon Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package), Andouille Sausage (2 big links per package), and Country Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package) $100 for a 10 lb case. These fresh sausages (not pre-cooked) are made at Roundman’s Smokehouse in Ft. Bragg with our pastured pork. We hope you give them a taste!

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic. 

 

March 13, 2017 Veggie Box News

March 13, 2017

Box Contents

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

1 bu Green Garlic

1 lb Leeks

1 bu Curly Kale

1 bu Dandelion Greens

½ lb Little Gem Lettuce

1 Butternut Squash

1 bu Scarlet Queen Turnips

½ lb Napa Cabbage Rabe

 

Box Notes: This week’s box includes navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified organic oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make very refreshing orange juice. Organic oranges are available for special order: $36 / 20 lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 

Spring Hams: Please place your orders for spring hams by 9:00 am Monday April 10, 2017 to ensure delivery by the holiday. We have a limited supply of hams so it’s best to place your order early. The weight range is 3-7 lbs per ham. The price is $10 per lb. The Riverdog Farm hams are smoked and cured (pre-cooked) at Roundman’s in Ft. Bragg. They are delivered frozen to your CSA delivery site. Glaze the top with orange marmalade, place in a casserole dish in 2-4 cups of orange juice and cover loosely with foil to hold in the moisture. Stick a few cloves in the ham for added spice.

 

New Pastured Pork Sausage Varieties: Bacon Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package), Andouille Sausage (2 big links per package), and Country Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package) $100 for a 10 lb case. These fresh sausages (not pre-cooked) are made at Roundman’s Smokehouse in Ft. Bragg with our pastured pork. We hope you give them a taste!

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

 

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic. 

March 6, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

1 bu Collards

1 bu Gold Chard 

½ lb Braising Mix

1 hd Fennel

1 hd Red Cabbage 

1 lb Cauliflower

1 lb Rutabaga 

Box Notes: This week’s box includes navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified organic oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make very refreshing orange juice. Organic oranges are available for special order: $36 / 20 lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 

Spring Hams: Please place your orders for spring hams by 9:00 am Monday April 10, 2017 to ensure delivery by the holiday. We have a limited supply of hams so it’s best to place your order early. The weight range is 3-7 lbs per ham. The price is $10 per lb. The Riverdog Farm hams are smoked and cured (pre-cooked) at Roundman’s in Ft. Bragg. They are delivered frozen to your CSA delivery site. Glaze the top with orange marmalade, place in a casserole dish in 2-4 cups of orange juice and cover loosely with foil to hold in the moisture. Stick a few cloves in the ham for added spice.

 

New Pastured Pork Sausage Varieties: Bacon Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package), Andouille Sausage (2 big links per package), and Country Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package) $100 for a 10 lb case. These fresh sausages (not pre-cooked) are made at Roundman’s Smokehouse in Ft. Bragg with our pastured pork. We hope you give them a taste!

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

 

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic. 

 

February 27, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

1 bu Spinach

1 bu Red Dandelion

½ bu Arugula

1 bu Rainbow Chard

1 hd Green Cabbage 

1 lb Broccoli

1 bu Red Beets 

Box Notes: This week’s box includes navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified organic oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make very refreshing orange juice. There may be only 2 weeks of orange deliveries left. Please place your order for a case if you’re interested before the season is over.

 

Organic oranges are available for special order: $36 / 20 lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 

New Pastured Pork Sausage Varieties: Bacon Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package), Andouille Sausage (2 big links per package), and Country Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package) $100 for a 10 lb case. These fresh sausages (not pre-cooked) are made at Roundman’s Smokehouse in Ft. Bragg with our pastured pork. We hope you give them a taste!

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

 

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

 

February 20, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

1 bu Bok Choi

½ lb Romanesco

1 lb Broccoli

1 hd Fennel

1 hd Napa Cabbage 

1 pc Butternut Squash

1 bu Red Chard

½ lb Leeks 

Box Notes: This week’s box includes navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified organic oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make very refreshing orange juice.

 

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 

New Pastured Pork Sausage Varieties: Bacon Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package), Andouille Sausage (2 big links per package), and Country Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package) $100 for a 10 lb case. These fresh sausages (not pre-cooked) are made at Roundman’s Smokehouse in Ft. Bragg with our pastured pork. We hope you give them a taste!

 

Save the date: Sunday February 26, 2017 102nd Annual Capay Valley Almond Festival, an all day event featuring food and music in the small towns along the 21 mile stretch from Madison to Rumsey in the Capay Valley. Wood-fired pizza and pulled pork sandwiches featuring Riverdog Farm pastured pork will be served in Rumsey. For more information visit: capayvalleyalmondfestival.org.

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

 

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic. 

 

February 13, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

½ lb Mei Qing Choi Rabe

1 lb Cauliflower

1 lb Broccoli

1 bu Red Beets

½ lb Arugula

1 lb Rutabaga

1 bu Red Chard

Box Notes: This week’s box includes navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified organic oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make very refreshing orange juice.

 

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 

New Pastured Pork Sausage Varieties: Bacon Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package), Andouille Sausage (2 big links per package), and Country Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package) $100 for a 10 lb case. These fresh sausages (not pre-cooked) are made at Roundman’s Smokehouse in Ft. Bragg with our pastured pork. We hope you give them a taste!

 

Save the date: Sunday February 26, 2017 102nd Annual Capay Valley Almond Festival, an all day event featuring food and music in the small towns along the 21 mile stretch from Madison to Rumsey in the Capay Valley. Wood-fired pizza and pulled pork sandwiches featuring Riverdog Farm pastured pork will be served in Rumsey. For more information visit: capayvalleyalmondfestival.org.

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

 

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

 

February 6th 2017, Veggie Box News

Box Contents

3 Baby Batavian Lettuce Heads

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

1 lb Cauliflower

1 lb Purple Daikon Radish

1 bu Chioggia Beets

1 bu Red Russian Kale

1 bu Red Mustard

1 Rugosa Squash

 

Box Notes:

 

This week’s Rugosa squash is a Southern Italian Heirloom, the Violina di Rugosa squash is traditionally baked to enhance the natural sweetness of the squash. This type of squash has a rough outer skin but its flesh is a sweet, dark orange.  We’ve included some extra weight on each squash (only valued them at 3 lbs) to account for any soft necks that you may opt to remove. Here are some how-to-eat tips from http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Violina_Di_Rugosa_Butternut_Squash_8691.php: As with most squash varieties, the Violina di Rugosa can be prepared several ways. It can be halved, seeds removed and roasted as is. It can be peeled and sliced along the neck into rounds which can be roasted, steamed, grilled or baked. The cooked and pureed flesh of the Violina di Rugosa butternut is ideal for desserts such as pies, puddings, and cakes. Pureed flesh can also be used to make soup or as a stuffing for ravioli and empanadas. Add roasted, cubed squash to rice or other vegetable dishes. Its flavor pairs well with apple, spinach, radicchio, sage, parsley, walnuts, pecans, butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, cream, and gorgonzola cheese. Violina di Rugosa stores well and can last uncut for several months when stored in a cool dry place.

 

New Pastured Pork Sausage Varieties: Bacon Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package), Andouille Sausage (2 big links per pacakge), and Country Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package) $100 for a 10 lb case. These fresh sausages (not pre-cooked) are made at Roundman’s Smokehouse with our pastured pork.

 

This week’s box includes navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make very refreshing orange juice.

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 

Save the date: Sunday February 26, 2017 102nd Annual Capay Valley Almond Festival, an all day event featuring food and music in the small towns along the 21 mile stretch from Madison to Rumsey in the Capay Valley. Wood-fired pizza and pulled pork sandwiches featuring Riverdog Farm pastured pork will be served in Rumsey. For more information visit: capayvalleyalmondfestival.org.

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

 

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 30, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 Butternut Squash

2 lbs Oranges

1 lb Broccoli

1 lb Cauliflower

2-3 hds Batavia Lettuce

2 hds Baby Savoy Cabbage

1 bu Red Russian Kale

1 lb Scarlet Queen Turnips

Box Notes:

This week’s box includes navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make very refreshing orange juice.

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com

Farm Notes:

This is the time of year when we order tomato seeds and begin to germinate them in the greenhouse. We are excited about the 23 acres of tomatoes we are planning to plant in 2017. There will be a few new varieties we are going to trial. The seed company Totally Tomatoes sends us sample packages to trial too. Dagma’s Perfection is one of them. It’s described as a “beautiful bi-colored heirloom tomato…yellow and red…matures to a soft shade of pale yellow painted with subtle striping of light red…12 oz slightly flattened fruit has delicious, rich flavor with nuances of tropical fruit.” Looking forward to trying this one!!

 

Save the date: Sunday February 26, 2017 102nd Annual Capay Valley Almond Festival, an all day event featuring food and music in the small towns along the 21 mile stretch from Madison to Rumsey in the Capay Valley. Wood-fired pizza and pulled pork sandwiches featuring Riverdog Farm pastured pork will be served in Rumsey. For more information visit: capayvalleyalmondfestival.org.

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic. 

 

January 23, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb Broccoli

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

1 bu Red Russian Kale

1 bu Rapini

1 hd Bok Choi

2 hds Batavia Lettuce

1 lb Leeks

Box Notes:

This week is forecasted to be dry and sunny unlike last week when we saw steady rainfall. We hope you enjoy the greens and citrus and in your veggie box this week! Despite the rains and cooler temperatures, the crops continue to grow. We will have orange Nantes carrots again in the coming weeks.

 

Navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey are here! We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make very refreshing orange juice.

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com

 

Save the date: Sunday February 26, 2017 102nd Annual Capay Valley Almond Festival, an all day event featuring food and music in the small towns along the 21 mile stretch from Madison to Rumsey in the Capay Valley. Wood-fired pizza and pulled pork sandwiches featuring Riverdog Farm pastured pork will be served in Rumsey. For more information visit: capayvalleyalmondfestival.org.

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic. 

January 16, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

1 lb Leeks

1 bu Spinach

1 bu Rapini

1 bu Yellow Carrots

1 hd Batavia Lettuce

1 Carnival Squash

Box Notes:

The storm water has subsided. We had standing water in many of the fields and along the county roads but most of the rainfall has either flowed to Cache Creek or has been absorbed by the earth. That was quite an event with over 8 inches of rainfall in a three-day period! We are glad we were able to weather the storm.

 

Save the date: Sunday February 26, 2017 102nd Annual Capay Valley Almond Festival, an all day event featuring food and music in the small towns along the 21 mile stretch from Madison to Rumsey in the Capay Valley. Wood-fired pizza and pulled pork sandwiches featuring Riverdog Farm pastured pork will be served in Rumsey. For more information visit: capayvalleyalmondfestival.org. 

 

Navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey are here! We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make incredible orange juice.

 

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog Farm hogs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic. 

 

January 9, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

1 bu Collards

1 lb. Broccoli

1 lb. Mixed Roots

1 ½ lb French Fingerling Potatoes

1 hd Green Cabbage

1 Gray Kabocha Squash

 

Box Notes: 

The rain continues to come down as we face the third rainstorm in less than seven days. Fortunately, we were able to evacuate our pigs to higher ground before Catch Creek overflowed its boundaries and our pastures seem to be handling the water well. Today we are running on generator power do to a Capay Valley wide power outage, but hope to be back up and running tonight.

 

Oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey are here! We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make incredible orange juice.

 

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

 

Riverdog Farm pigs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic. 

 

January 2, 2017

January 2, 2017

Box Contents

2 lbs Blue Heron Oranges

1 bu Yellow Carrots

1 ½ lb. Cauliflower

1 lb. Leeks

1 bu Dino Kale

1 lb Purple Daikon

1 hd Green Cabbage

1 Butterkin Squash

Box Notes:

Happy New Year! We are thrilled with the continuation of the steady rainfall. It is currently quite soggy on the farm with full puddles that are covered with a layer of ice most mornings. The watersheds are not flowing full tilt yet so this means that the soil still has space to absorb more moisture.

Oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey are here! We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make incredible orange juice.  

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

 

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

 

Riverdog Farm pigs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic. 

December 19, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

2 lbs Blue Heron Organes

1 bu Yellow Carrots

1 ½ lb Cauliflower

1 lb Leeks

1 bu Red Russian Kale

1 lb Beets

1 lb Bok Choi

1 Spaghetti Squash

Box Notes: 

Happy holidays from everyone here at Riverdog Farm! We truly hope you have a lovely holiday season and a bountiful New Year.  

Oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey are here! CCOF certified fruits are juicy and delicious, packed with all the vitamin C and antioxidants your body needs during the darkest days of winter.

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog Farm pigs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

Holiday Schedule:

Please note that Friday deliveries scheduled for December 23rd will be delivered on Tuesday December 20th.

The farm will be closed from Saturday December 24 until Sunday January 1, 2016.

 

December 12, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 ½ lbs Fuyu Persimmons

1 bu Scarlet Queen Turnips

1 lb Rapini

1 head Savoy Cabbage

1 head Fennel

1 lb Cauliflower

1 lb German Butterball

½ lb Spinach

Box Notes:

 

Oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey will be here next week, just in time for the holidays! These CCOF certified fruits are juicy and delicious, packed with all the vitamin C your body needs during the darkest days of winter. Cases are available for pre-order: 20 lbs / $36

 

The Fuyu persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. They are not certified organic. He doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides but opts to not be certified organic as he has a very small persimmon orchard. The Fuyu persimmon is eaten firm, like an apple, no need to peel the skin.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

 

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

 

Riverdog Farm pigs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

Holiday Schedule:

The farm will be closed from Saturday December 24 until Sunday January 1, 2016.

Happy Holidays! Thank you!

 

 

December 5, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 ½ lbs Fuyu Persimmons

1 lb Tokyo Turnips

1 lb Watermelon Radish

1 Cone Cabbage

1 bu Red Russian Kale

1 lb Cauliflower

1 lb Leeks

1 ½ lb Mixed Roots

 

Box Notes:

The Fuyu persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. They are not certified organic. He doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides but opts to not be certified organic as he has a very small persimmon orchard. The Fuyu persimmon is eaten firm, like an apple, no need to peel the skin.

 

Special Order: Whole Hams for the Holidays

Place your order for whole or half hams by December 18, 2016 for delivery the week before Christmas. The hams are $10 per pound. They range in size from 4.5 – 6.2 lbs. Please contact the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com or 530-796-3802 to place your order.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog Farm pigs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

Holiday Schedule:

The farm will be closed from Saturday December 24 until Sunday January 1, 2016.

Happy Holidays! Thank you!

 

November 28, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 1/2 lbs Fuyu Persimmons

1 hd Fennel

½ lb Loose Spinach

1 hd Batavia Lettuce

1 bu Dino Kale

1 lb Cauliflower

1 lb French Fingerling Potatoes

1 lb Tokyo Turnips

 

Box Notes:

The Fuyu persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. They are not certified organic. He doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides but opts to not be certified organic as he has a very small persimmon orchard. The Fuyu persimmon is eaten firm, like an apple, no need to peel the skin.

The rain has continued over the weekend. To date this rain season, we have received about 4 inches of rain, over ¼ of our annual average rainfall. The winter crops are thriving with the rain and the farm crew feels relieved to have a break from moving aluminum irrigation pipe. We hope the rain continues at a steady pace to replenish ground water supplies and fill surface water storage.

 

Special Order: Whole Hams for the Holidays

Place your order for whole or half hams by December 18, 2016 for delivery the week before Christmas. The hams are $10 per pound. They range in size from 4.5 – 6.2 lbs. Please contact the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com or 530-796-3802 to place your order.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog Farm pigs and chickens are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

Holiday Schedule:

The farm will be closed from Saturday December 24 until Sunday January 1, 2016. Thank you!

 

November 21, 2016 Veggie Box News

November 21, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 1/2 lbs Fuyu Persimmons

1 lb Pomegranates

3/4 lb Broccoli

¾ lb Little Gem Lettuce

1 bunch Curly Kale

1 basket Juliette Cherry Tomatoes

1 head Bok Choi

1 Butternut Squash

1 lb Gold Beets

Box Notes:

The Fuyu persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. They are not certified organic. He doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides but opts to not be certified organic as he has a very small persimmon orchard. The Fuyu persimmon is eaten firm, like an apple, no need to peel the skin.

Each year during the week of Thanksgiving, we gift our subscribers some extra items in the veggie boxes to make it a super bountiful token of our appreciation for supporting Riverdog Farm throughout the year. Thank you very much and we hope you have a delicious holiday this week! 

November 14, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 ½ lb Fuyu Persimmons

½ lb Arugula

½ lb Broccoli

1 lb Green Bell Peppers

½ lb Watermelon Radish

1 bskt Juliette Cherry Tomatoes

1 bu Green Mustard

1 hd Napa Cabbage

 

Box Notes:

The Fuyu persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. They are not certified organic. He doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides but opts to not be certified organic as he has a very small persimmon orchard. Frank spent many years developing his orchard. He grew his own rootstock and grafted the fruiting wood onto the rootstock. The orchard is almost three decades old! The Fuyu persimmon is eaten firm, like an apple, no need to peel the skin. Another week of the Juliette tomatoes – they may be the last of the tomatoes this year. They are a plump cherry tomato that tastes great in a green lettuce salad.

Each year during the week of Thanksgiving, we gift our subscribers some extra items in the veggie boxes to make it an extra bountiful token of our appreciation for supporting Riverdog Farm throughout the year. Thank you very much and we hope you have a delicious holiday next week.

 

Special Order: Whole Hams for the Holidays

Place your order for whole or half hams by November 16, 2016 for delivery the week of Thanksgiving. The hams are $10 per pound. They range in size from 6-12 lbs. Please contact the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com or 530-796-3802 to place your order.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog farm pigs and chicken are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

Holiday Schedule:

 

For the week of Thanksgiving:

The Thursday (11/24/16) and Friday (11/25/16) CSA deliveries will happen on Tuesday November 22, 2016.  Please make a note of this delivery scheduling change on your calendar. Thank you!

 

November 7, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

2 Pomegranates

1 lb Fuyu Persimmons

½ lb Spinach

1 bu Dino Kale

1 hd Fennel

¾ lb Rosa Bianca

½ lb Little Gem Lettuce

1 bskt Juliette Tomatoes

 

 

Box Notes:

The Fuyu persimmons are not certified organic. They are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. He doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides but opts to not be certified organic as he has a very small persimmon orchard. This type of persimmon is eaten when firm, like an apple, no need to peel the skin. The Juliette tomatoes may be the last of the tomatoes this year. They are a plump cherry tomato that tastes great in a green lettuce salad.

 

Special Order: Whole Hams for the Holidays

Place your order for whole or half hams by November 16, 2016 for delivery the week of Thanksgiving. The hams are $10 per pound. They range in size from 6-12 lbs. Please contact the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com or 530-796-3802 to place your order.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog farm pigs and chicken are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

Holiday Schedule:

For the week of Thanksgiving:

The Thursday (11/24/16) and Friday (11/25/16) CSA deliveries will happen on Tuesday November 22, 2016.  Please make a note of this delivery scheduling change on your calendar. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

October 31, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bu Red Beets

1 lb Persimmons

½ lb Arugula

1 bu Red Russian Kale

1 hd Green Cabbage

1 lb Sweet Peppers

1 Red Kabocha Squash

½ lb Little Gem Lettuce

 

Box Notes:

The Fuyu persimmons are not certified organic. They are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. He doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides but opts to not be certified organic as he has a very small persimmon orchard.

The Red Russian Kale is new this week. Simmer the kale in olive oil and garlic with the moisture that remains attached to the leaves after washing. The longer and slower you cook it, the sweeter it seems to get.

 

Special Order: Whole Hams for the Holidays

Place your order for whole or half hams by November 16, 2016 for delivery the week of Thanksgiving. The hams are $10 per pound. They range in size from 6-12 lbs. Please contact the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com or 530-796-3802 to place your order.

 

Whole Chickens and Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, and Pork Cuts available year round.

Please contact the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com for pricing and to place your order. The meat orders are delivered to CSA sites frozen in a strapped cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out of the cooler the day of delivery or return the cooler the following week to the CSA delivery site.

Riverdog farm pigs and chicken are certified organic animals raised on diets of certified organic corn/soy/triticale, produce culls, alfalfa, rye grass, clover, Three Twins Ice Cream overruns, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The meat is not labeled organic because the processing facilities are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to have the facilities become certified organic so that we can label the packaged meat as certified organic.

 

Holiday Schedule:

 

For the week of Thanksgiving:

The Thursday (11/24/16) and Friday (11/25/16) CSA deliveries will happen on Tuesday November 22, 2016.  Please make a note of this delivery scheduling change on your calendar. Thank you!