September 26, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

3/4 lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 lb Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

1 Cantaloupe or Charlyn Melon

1 bu Red Beets

1 1/2 lb Fairtime Peaches

1 lb German Butter Potatoes

1 1/2 lb Bok Choi

 

Special Orders

20 lbs Fairtime Peaches #2 (small size, some cosmetic dings)

$30.00

 

 

Box Notes:

Peach season is winding down. The Fairtime variety is our last of the stone fruit for the year. This may be our last week for melons in the veggie boxes as the season is coming to end. The forecast for later this week is temperatures in the mid-70s which will be perfect for the 29th annual Hoes Down Harvest Festival this Saturday held at Full Belly Farm, our neighbors a mile down the road from Riverdog Farm.

Pastured Pork: Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Pork Cuts and Whole Chickens 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 cooler. The farm retrieves the empty coolers from the CSA site the week after delivery. Please take your meat order out the cooler the day of delivery or return it by the following CSA delivery day.

Riverdog farm pork 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 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.

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

and on-farm workshops on Sunday October 2, 2016

For tickets and event info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

Riverdog Farm Pumpkin Party

Saturday October 22, 2016

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

11095 State Route 16

Brooks 95606

1 mile past County Road 71 on the right

Please bring a potluck dish to share. Grilled sausage, drinks and Three Twins ice cream will be provided by the farm. Lots of pumpkins!! Pick your own pumpkin and bring it home for free!! Hay-ride tour of the farm after the picnic/potluck. RSVP with the number attending to: csa@riverdogfarm.com.

September 19, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Notes:

Arugula is making its first appearance this fall in the veggie boxes. It is best used raw in a salad or in a sandwich. Here are a few sandwich recipes featuring arugula: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/chicken-arugula-and-red-bell-pepper-sandwiches-2237

 

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/bass-bacon-arugula-sandwich

 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/steak-sandwiches-on-garlic-baguettes-with-arugula-and-tomatoes-4314

 

http://avocadopesto.com/2016/02/21/turkey-arugula-sandwich-with-sriracha-aioli-recipe-gf-df/.

 

Field Notes:

The greenhouses are full of fall goodies including: kales, chards, fennel, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce. It is a time of seasonal transition on the farm which means quick turnover of fields from the finished crops to beautifully prepared beds for the new transplants coming out of the greenhouses. This field prep process includes: mowing the old crop down, turning in the organic matter (crop residue) with either a tractor mounted disc or rototiller, letting the plant material break down for a few days with the help of an irrigation set, then one more tractor pass to rototill and shape the beds, followed by a tractor pass to insert the transplants with our two-seeder transplanter or direct seed depending on the crop. We direct seed the beets, carrots, turnips, and winter squash.

 

 

Save the Dates

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

Box Contents

1 lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 lb Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

1 Cantaloupe

1 bu Scarlet Queen Turnip

1 lb Fairtime Peaches

1 lb Arugula

2 Yellow Onions

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

 

Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case

 

September 12, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 lb Early Girl Tomatoes

1 Melon

1 bu Tokyo Turnip or Scarlet Queen Turnip

1 lb Fairtime Peaches

1 bskt Cherry Tomatoes

2 Armenian Cucumbers

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

 

Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case

Box Notes:

This week’s veggie box features the flavorful, last-of-the-season Fairtime peaches. This variety is a yellow-fleshed peach that is freestone meaning the flesh easily separates from the pit making it great for freezing, canning, and cobblers. The melon in your veggie box will be either a cantaloupe or an orange honeydew. September melons, along with tomatoes and peppers, tend to have the highest sugar content. There is only about a month left for purchasing canning tomatoes and pickling cucumbers. Get them while you can!

 

 

Field Notes:

We have completed the winter squash harvest. There are bins full of squash in storage waiting to go into the veggie boxes to stock your pantries during the winter months. The pepper and tomato harvests are winding down so we will continue to include these summer favorites in the veggie boxes until the first frost ends their production sometime in November. We are beginning to harvest the first of the fall crops including the fast growing Tokyo and Scarlet Queen Turnips. The turnips are delicious raw, eaten like an apple. They are also great braised, roasted, or added as a soup ingredient. The greens are wonderful too: steamed, sautéed, or braised with a dash of salt, olive oil and lemon juice or vinegar. Lettuce will be ready soon too.

We had a great time sampling tomatoes at the annual Yolo Land Trust event on Sunday September 11th. Over 400 people attended to taste the delicious food and farm produce samples prepared by chefs from the Sacramento/Davis and Bay Area regions. This annual event raises funds to preserve agricultural land with conservation easements in Yolo County. Thank you Yolo Land Trust for bringing together farmers, wineries, eaters and chefs under the canopy of a walnut orchard to celebrate the rich agricultural bounty of this region!

The greenhouses are full of fall and winter transplants: fennel, lettuce, kale, chard, broccoli, and cabbage. Some of the starts have already been transplanted; later plantings will soon go into the ground. We also recently planted garlic cloves for the spring and summer garlic crop. Fall potato plants are about 6 inches tall and will be harvested in late November. We do two potato plantings each year, one in March and one in August.

 

Save the Dates

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

September 5, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb Gypsy Peppers

1 lb Mixed Tomatoes

1 Crenshaw Melon

1 Rosa Bianca Eggplant

1 ½ lbs Fairtime Peaches

1 Yellow Watermelon

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

 

Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case

The box and field notes will be on hold for a few weeks during our peak harvest time of the summer season. We hope you enjoy the bounty of summer and stay cool this week!

Riverdog Farm Pastured Pork and Chicken - Special Orders

Bacon: $14 per pound

Ham Steaks: $10 per pound

Sausage: $9 per pound

Pork Cuts: Contact the farm to place your order of chops ribs, pork bones roasts, ham hocks, or ham steaks. The prices on these cuts vary so we will email you the pricing when you place your order.

Chicken: $7 per pound. Comes frozen, whole birds with head and feet.

Bulk Discount Pork

Pork Sausage: A combination of sausage types including Breakfast, Bratwurst, Italian Mild and Italian Hot: 10 lbs for $80.

Pastured Pork Shares: Pre-packaged combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts $8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases.

Please email or call the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com 530-796-3802.

Riverdog Farm’s hogs are raised on an all certified-organic diet of pasture, grain (triticale) grown on the farm, corn/soy feed from Bar Ale, Three Twins Ice Cream, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The hogs are bred on farm with crosses of the following breeds: Duroc, Hampshire, European Wild Boar, Chester, and Tamworth. To see photos of the hogs in their element, visit our Hog Blog: riverdoghog.blogspot.com. The animals are certified-organic. The meat is not certified organic because it is processed in facilities that are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to get the facilities certified organic so we can label our meat as certified organic.

 

Save the Dates

A Day in the Country – Yolo Land Trust Benefit Event

Sunday September 11, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Barger Keasey Family Farm

36720 County Road 30 (west of CR 98)

www.theyololandtrust.org/DayinCountry.php

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner on the Tower Bridge in Sacramento

Sunday September 25, 2016

4:30 Appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner served family style

8:00 pm Dessert on the Promenade next to Embassy Suites

http://www.farmtofork.com/events/2016-tower-bridge-dinner/ticket-registration/

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 29, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 lb Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

2 Rosa Bianca Eggplants

1 Charentais Melon

1 Yellow Baby Watermelon

1 lb Yellow Potatoes

 

 

 

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

 

Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case

 

The box and field notes will be on hold for a few weeks during our peak harvest time of the summer season. We hope you enjoy the bounty of summer and stay cool this week!

Riverdog Farm Pastured Pork and Chicken - Special Orders

Bacon: $14 per pound

Ham Steaks: $10 per pound

Sausage: $9 per pound

Pork Cuts: Contact the farm to place your order of chops ribs, pork bones roasts, ham hocks, or ham steaks. The prices on these cuts vary so we will email you the pricing when you place your order.

Chicken: $7 per pound. Comes frozen, whole birds with head and feet.

Bulk Discount Pork

Pork Sausage: A combination of sausage types including Breakfast, Bratwurst, Italian Mild and Italian Hot: 10 lbs for $80.

Pastured Pork Shares: Pre-packaged combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts $8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases.

Please email or call the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com 530-796-3802.

Riverdog Farm’s hogs are raised on an all certified-organic diet of pasture, grain (triticale) grown on the farm, corn/soy feed from Bar Ale, Three Twins Ice Cream, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The hogs are bred on farm with crosses of the following breeds: Duroc, Hampshire, European Wild Boar, Chester, and Tamworth. To see photos of the hogs in their element, visit our Hog Blog: riverdoghog.blogspot.com. The animals are certified-organic. The meat is not certified organic because it is processed in facilities that are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to get the facilities certified organic so we can label our meat as certified organic.

 

Save the Dates

A Day in the Country – Yolo Land Trust Benefit Event

Sunday September 11, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Barger Keasey Family Farm

36720 County Road 30 (west of CR 98)

www.theyololandtrust.org/DayinCountry.php

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner on the Tower Bridge in Sacramento

Sunday September 25, 2016

4:30 Appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner served family style

8:00 pm Dessert on the Promenade next to Embassy Suites

http://www.farmtofork.com/events/2016-tower-bridge-dinner/ticket-registration/

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

August 22, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb Gypsy Peppers

1 lb Mixed Tomatoes

3 Slicing Cucumbers

1 Globe Eggplant

1 Crenshaw Melon

1 Yellow Baby Watermelon

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

 

Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case

The box and field notes will be on hold for a few weeks during our peak harvest time of the summer season. We hope you enjoy the bounty of summer and stay cool this week!

Riverdog Farm Pastured Pork and Chicken - Special Orders

Bacon: $14 per pound

Ham Steaks: $10 per pound

Sausage: $9 per pound

Pork Cuts: Contact the farm to place your order of chops ribs, pork bones roasts, ham hocks, or ham steaks. The prices on these cuts vary so we will email you the pricing when you place your order.

Chicken: $7 per pound. Comes frozen, whole birds with head and feet.

Bulk Discount Pork

Pork Sausage: A combination of sausage types including Breakfast, Bratwurst, Italian Mild and Italian Hot: 10 lbs for $80.

Pastured Pork Shares: Pre-packaged combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts $8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases.

Please email or call the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com 530-796-3802.

Riverdog Farm’s hogs are raised on an all certified-organic diet of pasture, grain (triticale) grown on the farm, corn/soy feed from Bar Ale, Three Twins Ice Cream, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The hogs are bred on farm with crosses of the following breeds: Duroc, Hampshire, European Wild Boar, Chester, and Tamworth. To see photos of the hogs in their element, visit our Hog Blog: riverdoghog.blogspot.com. The animals are certified-organic. The meat is not certified organic because it is processed in facilities that are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to get the facilities certified organic so we can label our meat as certified organic.

 

Save the Dates

A Day in the Country – Yolo Land Trust Benefit Event

Sunday September 11, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Barger Keasey Family Farm

36720 County Road 30 (west of CR 98)

www.theyololandtrust.org/DayinCountry.php

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner on the Tower Bridge in Sacramento

Sunday September 25, 2016

4:30 Appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner served family style

8:00 pm Dessert on the Promenade next to Embassy Suites

http://www.farmtofork.com/events/2016-tower-bridge-dinner/ticket-registration/

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 15, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb Gypsy Peppers

1 ½ lb Mixed Tomatoes

3 ears Sweet Corn

1 Charentais Melon

½ lb Green Beans

1 Rosa Bianca Eggplant

1 Yellow Baby Watermelon

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case

 

The box and field notes will be on hold for a few weeks during our peak harvest time of the summer season. We hope you enjoy the bounty of summer and stay cool this week!

Riverdog Farm Pastured Pork and Chicken - Special Orders

Bacon: $14 per pound

Ham Steaks: $10 per pound

Sausage: $9 per pound

Pork Cuts: Contact the farm to place your order of chops ribs, pork bones roasts, ham hocks, or ham steaks. The prices on these cuts vary so we will email you the pricing when you place your order.

Chicken: $7 per pound. Comes frozen, whole birds with head and feet.

Bulk Discount Pork

Pork Sausage: A combination of sausage types including Breakfast, Bratwurst, Italian Mild and Italian Hot: 10 lbs for $80.

Pastured Pork Shares: Pre-packaged combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts $8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases.

Please email or call the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com 530-796-3802.

Riverdog Farm’s hogs are raised on an all certified-organic diet of pasture, grain (triticale) grown on the farm, corn/soy feed from Bar Ale, Three Twins Ice Cream, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The hogs are bred on farm with crosses of the following breeds: Duroc, Hampshire, European Wild Boar, Chester, and Tamworth. To see photos of the hogs in their element, visit our Hog Blog: riverdoghog.blogspot.com. The animals are certified-organic. The meat is not certified organic because it is processed in facilities that are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to get the facilities certified organic so we can label our meat as certified organic.

 

Save the Dates

A Day in the Country – Yolo Land Trust Benefit Event

Sunday September 11, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Barger Keasey Family Farm

36720 County Road 30 (west of CR 98)

www.theyololandtrust.org/DayinCountry.php

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner on the Tower Bridge in Sacramento

Sunday September 25, 2016

4:30 Appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner served family style

8:00 pm Dessert on the Promenade next to Embassy Suites

http://www.farmtofork.com/events/2016-tower-bridge-dinner/ticket-registration/

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 8, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 ½ lbs Heirloom Tomatoes

3 ears Sweet Corn

1 Charentais Melon

1 Charlyn Melon

1 lb Pickling Cucumbers

1 bskt Mini Charm Cherry Tomatoes

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

 Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case

 

The box and field notes will be on hold for a few weeks during our peak harvest time of the summer season. We hope you enjoy the bounty of summer and stay cool this week!

Riverdog Farm Pastured Pork and Chicken - Special Orders

Bacon: $14 per pound

Ham Steaks: $10 per pound

Sausage: $9 per pound

Pork Cuts: Contact the farm to place your order of chops ribs, pork bones roasts, ham hocks, or ham steaks. The prices on these cuts vary so we will email you the pricing when you place your order.

Chicken: $7 per pound

Bulk Discount Pork

Pork Sausage: A combination of sausage types including Breakfast, Bratwurst, Italian Mild and Italian Hot: 10 lbs for $80.

Pastured Pork Shares: Pre-packaged combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts $8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases.

Please email or call the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com 530-796-3802.

Riverdog Farm’s hogs are raised on an all certified-organic diet of pasture, grain (triticale) grown on the farm, corn/soy feed from Bar Ale, Three Twins Ice Cream, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The hogs are bred on farm with crosses of the following breeds: Duroc, Hampshire, European Wild Boar, Chester, and Tamworth. To see photos of the hogs in their element, visit our Hog Blog: riverdoghog.blogspot.com. The animals are certified-organic. The meat is not certified organic because it is processed in facilities that are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to get the facilities certified organic so we can label our meat as certified organic.

 

Save the Dates

A Day in the Country – Yolo Land Trust Benefit Event

Sunday September 11, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Barger Keasey Family Farm

36720 County Road 30 (west of CR 98)

www.theyololandtrust.org/DayinCountry.php

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner on the Tower Bridge in Sacramento

Sunday September 25, 2016

4:30 Appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner served family style

8:00 pm Dessert on the Promenade next to Embassy Suites

http://www.farmtofork.com/events/2016-tower-bridge-dinner/ticket-registration/

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

 

 

 

 

August 1, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

 

1 lb Gypsy Pepper

1 1/2 lb Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes and Early Girls

3 ears Sweet Corn*

1 Orange Honeydew Melon**

1 Cantaloupe

1 lb Carrots

2 Armenian Cucumbers

 

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case

 

The box and field notes will be on hold for a few weeks during our peak harvest time of the summer season. We hope you enjoy the bounty of summer and stay cool this week!

Riverdog Farm Pastured Pork – Special Orders

Bacon: $14 per pound

Ham Steaks: $10 per pound

Sausage: $9 per pound

Pork Cuts: Contact the farm to place your order of chops ribs, pork bones roasts, ham hocks, or ham steaks. The prices on these cuts vary so we will email you the pricing when you place your order.

Bulk Discount Pork

Pork Sausage: A combination of sausage types including Breakfast, Bratwurst, Italian Mild and Italian Hot: 10 lbs for $80.

Pastured Pork Shares: Pre-packaged combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts $8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases.

Please email or call the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com 530-796-3802.

 

Riverdog Farm’s hogs are raised on an all certified-organic diet of pasture, grain (triticale) grown on the farm, corn/soy feed from Bar Ale, Three Twins Ice Cream, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The hogs are bred on farm with crosses of the following breeds: Duroc, Hampshire, European Wild Boar, Chester, and Tamworth. To see photos of the hogs in their element, visit our Hog Blog: riverdoghog.blogspot.com. The animals are certified-organic. The meat is not certified organic because it is processed in facilities that are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to get the facilities certified organic so we can label our meat as certified organic.

 

Save the Dates

A Day in the Country – Yolo Land Trust Benefit Event

Sunday September 11, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Barger Keasey Family Farm

36720 County Road 30 (west of CR 98)

www.theyololandtrust.org/DayinCountry.php

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner

Sunday September 25, 2016

4:30 Appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner served family style

8:00 pm Dessert on the Promenade next to Embassy Suites

http://www.farmtofork.com/events/2016-tower-bridge-dinner/ticket-registration/

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

*Please note that it is a challenge to prevent corn worm while using sustainable practices to grow organic corn. If you happen to come across a corn worm, discard the worm (or add it to your compost pile!) and remove the affected section of the ear before using. 

 

**Please note that due to the recent extreme heat some of the orange honeydew melons will contain some sunburn. The discoloration is only cosmetic. Inside, the melon is still sweet and juicy as ever. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 25, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 Charentais Melon

1 lb Red Tomatoes

¾ lb Green Beans

1 bskt Indigo Cherry Tomatoes

2 Slicing Cucumbers

3 each Sweet Corn

1 Cantaloupe

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

The box and field notes will be on hold for a few weeks during our peak harvest time of the summer season. We hope you enjoy the bounty of summer and stay cool this week!

Riverdog Farm Pastured Pork – Special Orders

Bacon: $14 per pound

Ham Steaks: $10 per pound

Sausage: $9 per pound

Pork Cuts: Contact the farm to place your order of chops ribs, pork bones roasts, ham hocks, or ham steaks. The prices on these cuts vary so we will email you the pricing when you place your order.

Bulk Discount Pork

Pork Sausage: A combination of sausage types including Breakfast, Bratwurst, Italian Mild and Italian Hot: 10 lbs for $80.

Pastured Pork Shares: Pre-packaged combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts $8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases.

Please email or call the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com 530-796-3802.

 

Riverdog Farm’s hogs are raised on an all certified-organic diet of pasture, grain (triticale) grown on the farm, corn/soy feed from Bar Ale, Three Twins Ice Cream, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The hogs are bred on farm with crosses of the following breeds: Duroc, Hampshire, European Wild Boar, Chester, and Tamworth. To see photos of the hogs in their element, visit our Hog Blog: riverdoghog.blogspot.com. The animals are certified-organic. The meat is not certified organic because it is processed in facilities that are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to get the facilities certified organic so we can label our meat as certified organic.

 

Save the Dates

A Day in the Country – Yolo Land Trust Benefit Event

Sunday September 11, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Barger Keasey Family Farm

36720 County Road 30 (west of CR 98)

www.theyololandtrust.org/DayinCountry.php

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner

Sunday September 25, 2016

4:30 Appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner served family style

8:00 pm Dessert on the Promenade next to Embassy Suites

http://www.farmtofork.com/events/2016-tower-bridge-dinner/ticket-registration/

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

 

 

July 18, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bskt Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes

1 lb Heirloom and Early Girls Tomatoes

¾ lb Green Beans

.8 lbs Summer Squash

2 each Cucumbers

3 ears Sweet Corn

1 Cantaloupe

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 / 10 lb

 

Riverdog Farm Pastured Pork – Special Orders

Bacon: $14 per pound

Ham Steaks: $10 per pound

Sausage: $9 per pound

Pork Cuts: Contact the farm to place your order of chops ribs, pork bones roasts, ham hocks, or ham steaks. The prices on these cuts vary so we will email you the pricing when you place your order.

 

Bulk Discount Pork

Pork Sausage: A combination of sausage types including Breakfast, Bratwurst, Italian Mild and Italian Hot: 10 lbs for $80.

Pastured Pork Shares: Pre-packaged combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts $8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases.

Please email or call the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com 530-796-3802.

 

Riverdog Farm’s hogs are raised on an all certified-organic diet of pasture, grain (triticale) grown on the farm, corn/soy feed from Bar Ale, Three Twins Ice Cream, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The hogs are bred on farm with crosses of the following breeds: Duroc, Hampshire, European Wild Boar, Chester, and Tamworth. To see photos of the hogs in their element, visit our Hog Blog: riverdoghog.blogspot.com. The animals are certified-organic. The meat is not certified organic because it is processed in facilities that are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to get the facilities certified organic so we can label our meat as certified organic.

 

Save the Dates

A Day in the Country – Yolo Land Trust Benefit Event

Sunday September 11, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Barger Keasey Family Farm

36720 County Road 30 (west of CR 98)

www.theyololandtrust.org/DayinCountry.php

 

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner

Sunday September 25, 2016

4:30 Appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner served family style

8:00 pm Dessert on the Promenade next to Embassy Suites

http://www.farmtofork.com/events/2016-tower-bridge-dinner/ticket-registration/

 

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

 

July 11, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bskt Mixed Medley Cherry Tomatoes

1 lb Mixed Heirloom and Early Girl Tomatoes

¾ lb Green Beans

1 bu Carrots

2 Armenian Cucumbers

1 lb French Fingerling Potatoes

2/3 lb Green Zucchini

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 / 10 lb

 

Box Notes

The ripe tomatoes have landed with a bang! Our target date for the first harvest is early July; they are right on time! We grow a rainbow of tomato varieties. Some of our favorites include: Brandywine, Hawaiian Pineapple, and Red Zebra. Early Girls are, of course, an all-time favorite known for their sweet, salty, juicy flavor. They are a hybrid type rather than an open-pollinated variety. The heirlooms types are all open-pollinated meaning that their seeds can be saved to plant tomatoes that will be genetically similar to the parent seed. Because Riverdog Farm is certified organic, the seed we buy cannot be genetically modified. To learn about the difference between GMO and hybrid seeds visit: http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/hybrid-seeds-vs-gmos.

 

Bacon: $14 per pound

Ham Steaks: $10 per pound

Sausage: $9 per pound

Pork Cuts: Contact the farm to place your order of chops ribs, pork bones roasts, ham hocks, or ham steaks. The prices on these cuts vary so we will email you the pricing when you place your order.

 

Bulk Discount Pork

Pork Sausage: A combination of sausage types including Breakfast, Bratwurst, Italian Mild and Italian Hot: 10 lbs for $80.

Pastured Pork Shares: Pre-packaged combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts $8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases.

Please email or call the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com 530-796-3802.

 

Riverdog Farm’s hogs are raised on an all certified-organic diet of pasture, grain (triticale) grown on the farm, corn/soy feed from Bar Ale, Three Twins Ice Cream, and whey from Cowgirl Creamery. The hogs are bred on farm with crosses of the following breeds: Duroc, Hampshire, European Wild Boar, Chester, and Tamworth. To see photos of the hogs in their element, visit our Hog Blog: riverdoghog.blogspot.com. The animals are certified-organic. The meat is not certified organic because it is processed in facilities that are not yet certified organic. We are working with our processors to get the facilities certified organic so we can label our meat as certified organic.

 

Save the Date

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

 

July 4, 2016 Veggie Box News

 Box Contents

1 lb Mixed Summer Squash

1 bskt Gold Nugget Cherry Tomatoes

3/4 lb Mixed Early Girl and Orange Blossom Tomatoes

1 pc Armenian Cucumbers

1 bu Carrots

1 hd Red Cabbage

½ lb Green Beans

1 bu Basil1 bu Curly Kale

 

 

Special Orders

2nds June Pride Peaches $25 / 10 lb

Pickling Cucumbers $20 / 10 lb

 

Pastured Pork Shares: A combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts

$8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases Please email the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com

Box Notes

The first cucumbers have arrived! They are a mild variety called Armenian. They can be eaten with the skin on. Use them in lettuce salads sliced as rounds with grated carrots, on their own with salt/pepper/lemon, or thinly sliced lengthwise, shaved slices (use a peeler) with a sesame dressing, see recipe below.

Also new this week: the first big tomatoes! This week's box includes either Early Girl or Orange Blossom or a combination of the two. The week of July 4th usually marks the beginning of the bigger tomato season. Soon we will be featuring a rainbow of tomato varieties, the mixed heirloom combination that Riverdog Farm has become known for. Twenty-six years ago, we started farming our first tomatoes on a 1/2 acre plot in Rutherford, CA. Now, more than two decades later, we grow over 100 tomato varieties on 20 acres.    

 

Field Notes

Last week's heat wave made field work difficult. Luckily, the harvest crews were able to finish early to avoid the outdoors during the hottest time of day between 2 pm and 5 pm. Depending on where you were in the valley, the highest temperatures ranged between 106 and 110. This week is suppose to be cooler with high temperatures peaking around 100 degrees. In the greenhouses, we have replaced the plastic with shade cloth and have begun to seed the fall crops including: bunching greens, cabbage, fennel, broccoli, and cauliflower.

 

We are pleased to be invited to participate in Sacramento's annual Farm to Fork feast that will be held Sunday September 25, 2016. Riverdog Farm's pastured chicken or pork will be featured on the menu for the meal that celebrates the agricultural richness of the Sacramento region. The event is an 800 person sit-down dinner on the Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River. For ticket information, visit: farmtofork.com. Tickets sell out within minutes of the ticket sales going live so follow the website closely to learn more about the event. The dinner ticket proceeds fund the free Farm-to-Fork Festival and other related program events throughout the year that highlight the abundance of food production in the greater Sacramento area. 

 

Save the Date

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

 

 

June 27, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb Zucchini

1 bu Carrots

1 lb Santa Rosa Plums

1 bskt Gold Nugget Tomatoes

½ lb Green Beans

1 lb June Pride Peaches

½ lb Salanova or Batavia Lettuce

¾ lb Bok Choi

 

Special Orders

10 lbs Orange Nantes Carrots $12/10 lb bag

Pastured Pork Shares: A combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts

$8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases Please email the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com

 

Box Notes

Green Beans are making their first appearance this week! The first of the green beans are always the best, tender, fast-cooking and so flavorful!

A great way to enjoy the new green beans and spring potatoes is to combine them in a Salad Nicoise. Here is a link to a recipe that features the beans, spuds, and hard-boiled eggs: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/salade-nicoise-15533

 

More Special Orders:

Available starting the week June 27, 2016:

2nds June Pride Peaches 10 lbs for $25

They are great for canning, jamming, or freezing for smoothies.

Pickling Cucumbers 10 lb case for $20

Please place your orders for add-on items by Monday morning prior to your delivery. You may call or email the farm to place your special orders: 530-796-3802, csa@riverdogfarm.com.

Summer Sausage Special:

10 lb case of Assorted Sausages for $80. The case includes 8-10 packages of 4 sausage types: Bratwurst, Breakfast, Mild Italian and Hot Italian. The sausages are made with Riverdog Farm pastured pork, processed at our local butcher shop Manas Custom Meats in Esparto. Please email the farm by Monday to place your order for the week csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 

Field Notes

It’s a scorcher this week! Today, Monday is expected to be 106 degrees! We will finish the harvest day early to avoid the hottest time of the day which happens between 3 pm and 5 pm. Over the weekend, there was a 277 acre grassland fire in Brooks, about 5 miles south of the farm.  It is 100% contained. CalFire took about 24 hours to put out the fire.

 

Save the Date

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

 

 

 

 

June 20, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb Santa Rosa Plums

1 bu Nantes Carrots

1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes

1 bskt Cherry Tomatoes

1 hd Red Cabbage

2 hds Batavia Lettuce

1 lb June Pride Peaches

 

Special Orders

10 lbs Orange Nantes Carrots $12/10 lb bag

Pastured Pork Shares: a combo of bacon, sausage, ham and pork cuts

$8 per lb 10-15 lb pre-packed cases Please email the farm to place your order: csa@riverdogfarm.com

Box Notes

The stone fruit at Riverdog Farm is coming in strong! From apricots, to plums, to peaches, it’s time for fruit lovers to indulge in the juicy sweetness of summertime. The long, mild spring helped the fruit ripen slowly and evenly. Our fruit set this year, the number of apricots, plums, and peaches on each tree, has been great!

 

Fruit can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner: as a yogurt topping, solo as a refreshing snack, or after dinner for dessert. We’ve included two dessert recipes featuring stone fruit below. Then in early July, the melons – cantaloupes, Charentais, and watermelon- will begin. Green beans will begin in late June or early July. The summer squash and potato harvest continue.

 

Available starting the week June 27, 2016:

2nds June Pride Peaches 10 lbs for $25

They are great for canning, jamming, or freezing for smoothies.

 

Pickling Cucumbers 10 lb case for $20

Please place your orders for add-on items by Monday morning prior to your delivery. You may call or email the farm to place your special orders: 530-796-3802, csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 

Field Notes

This is the time of year when high school students, many of whom are children of Riverdog Farm employees, apply to work at the farm for the summer. We hire about 5 high schoolers to work at the farm each year. They usually help with the cherry tomato harvest. For many, this is their first work experience. The full-time harvest crew appreciates the extra hands during our busiest season.

 

Save the Date

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.