August 1, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents


1 lb Gypsy Pepper

1 1/2 lb Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes and Early Girls

3 ears Sweet Corn*

1 Orange Honeydew Melon**

1 Cantaloupe

1 lb Carrots

2 Armenian Cucumbers



Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case


The box and field notes will be on hold for a few weeks during our peak harvest time of the summer season. We hope you enjoy the bounty of summer and stay cool this week!

Riverdog Farm Pastured Pork – Special Orders

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: 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: 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 Dates

A Day in the Country – Yolo Land Trust Benefit Event

Sunday September 11, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Barger Keasey Family Farm

36720 County Road 30 (west of CR 98)

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner

Sunday September 25, 2016

4:30 Appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner served family style

8:00 pm Dessert on the Promenade next to Embassy Suites

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit:


*Please note that it is a challenge to prevent corn worm while using sustainable practices to grow organic corn. If you happen to come across a corn worm, discard the worm (or add it to your compost pile!) and remove the affected section of the ear before using. 


**Please note that due to the recent extreme heat some of the orange honeydew melons will contain some sunburn. The discoloration is only cosmetic. Inside, the melon is still sweet and juicy as ever.