November 20, 2017

Box Contents

1 1/2 lb. Fuyu Persimmons (not certified organic)

1 lb. Pomegranates

¾ lb Little Gem Lettuce

¾ lb. Arugula

1 bu Rosemary

2 lbs. Yellow Finn Potato

2-3 hds Broccoli

1 Sugar Pie Pumpkin

Happy Thanksgiving from our farm family to yours. We are grateful this holiday season for your continued support and involvement in our farm as members of the CSA. As the light hours continue to diminish we are reminded that this is a time to seek warmth and light indoors. We hope our vegetables will fill your homes this week with the flavors and scents of the season.

Box Notes: Yellow Finn Potatoes have a moderate starch content and boast a rich buttery flavor. They are ideal in roasts or gratins. When mashed they can become sticky if over worked, so if you plan to mash them be sure to do so minimally. We welcome back our favorite lettuce the Little Gem! Little Gem lettuce is a cross between butter and romaine lettuces. It is a delightful, refreshing, sweet and tender salad green that barley needs dressing.

The Fuyu Persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. He has spent over 20 years developing his specialty persimmon orchard. They are not certified organic but are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. This type of persimmon can be eaten when firm, like an apple. No need to peel the skin.

Riverdog Farm Holliday Delivery Schedule:

This week The farm will be closed on Thursday November 23rd.

-Thursday 11/23 and Friday 11/24 Deliveries will be made on Tuesday 11/21

-Members who receive boxes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday: your schedules will be not be effected by the holiday. 

Please make a note of the December Holiday delivery schedule on your calendar: The farm will be closed from Sunday December 24th-Jaunary 2nd for our annual holiday break. There will be no CSA deliveries 12/24/17-1/2/18. Deliveries will resume on Wednesday 1/3/18. 

Christmas Hams will be available for reservation in the web store next week starting on 11/27. Limited availability. Please specify desired weight and delivery date at check out. Hams are $10/lb and require a $15 deposit.

Riverdog hams are smoked over apple and alder wood chips by Roundman’s Smokehouse in Fort Bragg. They range form 3.5-7 lbs. and contain no added nitrates. Our certified organic hogs live on 50 acres of organic pasture and enjoy an all organic diet that consists of our vegetable culls, Cowgirl Creamery whey, Three Twins Ice Cream, foraged black walnuts, acorns, grasses, farm grown grains and certified organic feed. Riverdog Farm hogs are certified organically raised animals by CCOF. Our meat is processed at non-certified organic USDA facilities therefore; the pork is not certified organic.