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.