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!