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!