January 30, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 Butternut Squash

2 lbs Oranges

1 lb Broccoli

1 lb Cauliflower

2-3 hds Batavia Lettuce

2 hds Baby Savoy Cabbage

1 bu Red Russian Kale

1 lb Scarlet Queen Turnips

Box Notes:

This week’s box includes navel oranges grown by our friends at Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. We will include them in the veggie boxes for most of the winter deliveries. Their CCOF certified oranges are juicy and delicious. When squeezed, they make very refreshing orange juice.

Cases of organic oranges are available for order: $36 / 20lb case. Please place your order for oranges by the Monday before your delivery day by contacting csa@riverdogfarm.com

Farm Notes:

This is the time of year when we order tomato seeds and begin to germinate them in the greenhouse. We are excited about the 23 acres of tomatoes we are planning to plant in 2017. There will be a few new varieties we are going to trial. The seed company Totally Tomatoes sends us sample packages to trial too. Dagma’s Perfection is one of them. It’s described as a “beautiful bi-colored heirloom tomato…yellow and red…matures to a soft shade of pale yellow painted with subtle striping of light red…12 oz slightly flattened fruit has delicious, rich flavor with nuances of tropical fruit.” Looking forward to trying this one!!

 

Save the date: Sunday February 26, 2017 102nd Annual Capay Valley Almond Festival, an all day event featuring food and music in the small towns along the 21 mile stretch from Madison to Rumsey in the Capay Valley. Wood-fired pizza and pulled pork sandwiches featuring Riverdog Farm pastured pork will be served in Rumsey. For more information visit: capayvalleyalmondfestival.org.

 

Pork Bone Broth: New in 2017!!

$10 for 32 oz.

We are pleased to offer our pork bone broth made from Riverdog Farm pastured pork bones and our certified organic carrots. Roliroti in Oakland makes the broth for us in their USDA certified kitchen. They roast the bones and carrots then cook them in water and strain the liquid broth into the 32-ounce jugs. We deliver the broth frozen to your delivery site.

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 hogs 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.