October 16, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

½ lb Arugula

1 bu Tokyo Turnips

1 lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 lb Purple Daikon Radish

1 lb Early Girl Tomatoes

1 bu Dino Kale

1 bu Grey Kabocha Squash

Field Notes: We are very saddened by the damage and losses from all the fires throughout Northern California. The response for emergency aid support has been encouraging in this difficult time. In Capay Valley, we had one day of thick smoke but the winds have cleared the air. Thank you to all who reached out to the farm to see if we are okay.

Box Notes: The smaller early girl tomatoes are packed with sweetness and are very flavorful. We grow 3 types of kabocha squash: green, red and grey. They each have dark orange flesh, creamy texture and sweet flavor. 

2017 Annual Pumpkin Party! Saturday October 21st: Come one, come all, and celebrate the fall harvest at the farm! Riverdog Farm is hosting our annual Pumpkin Party on October 21st from 2pm-5pm. Bring the whole family and a potluck dish to share. Riverdog will provide grilled sausages, drinks and Three Twins Ice cream. Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch where you can harvest a free pumpkin to take home. Please RSVP as soon as possible with the number in your party by emailing the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com. We will respond with details and directions.

Important information about the new CSA software program PLEASE READ:

A big change from our old system: If you would like to cancel your membership or place a long term hold on your deliveries, you must do so manually via your member page or by contacting the office! Deliveries will continue without receipt of payment.  If you choose to place a hold on your account you can re-activate it at anytime. 

-Any hold requests or changes to your csa delivery schedule and web order must be made 48 hours in advance of your delivery date. If the program will not allow this, contact the office.

-If you entered your credit card for payment and chose a payment plan schedule, your card will automatically be charged according to this schedule.

-Payments for bi-weekly subscriptions are processed according to the number of deliveries. The minimum credit card payment amount is $96. This amount pays for 4 delivery dates. The same is true for bi-weekly quarterly payments, you will be charged $312 this amount will pay for 13 deliveries (roughly 6 months). If you would like to pay in smaller monthly installments for a biweekly subscription, you can continue to send a check to the farm. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

To log onto your CSA member account profile follow this link: https://csa.farmigo.com/account/riverdogfarmcsa to log onto your existing member account, check your balance, select a payment plan, schedule hold dates, shop the web-store and more!  Web Store: Follow this link to explore, schedule and purchase Riverdog Farm’s pastures pork and chicken and other farm-raised goodies: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa

 

Capay Valley Vision’s 17th Annual Taste of Capay Farm Dinner

When: Sunday October 29, 2017, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Where: Full Belly Farm in Guinda

$60 per person or $500 per table of ten

This event highlights the bounty of the region with a delectable, locally sourced, multi-course farm dinner and live auction. Event proceeds will support the Esparto Park and Aquatic Center endowment fund, a new 8-acre community park with playing fields, a swimming pool, perimeter walking trail, and a basketball court to be built in 2018. Visit capayvalleyvision.org for more information. Contact Event Coordinator Maya Walker to purchase tickets: maya.m.walker@gmail.com or 530-867-5603, www.capayvalleyvision.org.