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: 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 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!