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: 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 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!