December 18, 2017

Box Contents:

1 lb. Baby Broccoli

1 lb. Leeks

2 hds. Batavia Lettuce

1 bu. Scarlet Queen Turnips

.5 lb. Arugula

1 hd. Bok Choy

1 Spaghetti Squash

1 hd. Red Cabbage

1 bu. Carrots


Riverdog Farm will be closed next week: 12/24/17-1/1/18.

There will be no CSA deliveries the week of 12/24. CSA deliveries will resume on January 3rd.

Please be sure to set any holiday delivery hold dates via your membership profile at least 48 hours in advance of your delivery date. Follow this link to log onto your membership profile page: , once signed on simply click the “Delivery Hold” tab and enter the date range that you would like to suspend deliveries. You will receive a confirmation email when the process is complete.

The farm wishes you a warm and festive holiday season. We will be having our annual farm crew party this Friday at the Guinda Grange Hall to celebrate the closure of 2017 and the coming of 2018. We’re all looking forward to a weeklong break.

Box Notes: We harvest the broccoli and cauliflower with a few leaves still on the stalk. The leaves can be eaten, cooked liked other greens: steamed, sautéed, braised or in soup. The Scarlet Queen turnip greens also make great eats! The arugula is better eaten uncooked as a stand-alone salad or mixed with salad greens. Leeks are our main allium crop that we harvest throughout the winter. We will be including them in the veggie boxes until March. Use them in any dishes where you’d like a mild onion-y flavor.

Field Notes: The dry weather continues with rain forecasted for December 29 through January 1. The days are warm and sunny and the nights are very cold. Last week, we had a 23 degree night! We will continue to harvest broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, greens, roots and lettuce throughout the winter months. The winter squash is winding down. Despite the cold nighttime temperatures, the winter crops are doing great. The dry spell is giving us ample opportunity to do field irrigation, weed cultivation, direct seeding winter peas for livestock grain feed, and seeding of spring brassica crops in the greenhouse.

Riverdog Farm CSA Holiday Delivery Schedule:

The farm will be closed from Sunday December 24th - January 1ST 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. Napa Fatted Calf members, your first box of the New Year will arrive on Thursday 1/4/17. Please make a note of the December Holiday delivery schedule on your calendar.

Farmers Market Holiday Schedule:

The farm will not be at the Berkeley Farmers markets on Tuesday December 26, Thursday December 28 and Saturday December 30. We will be skipping the Sunday markets in Sacramento on December 24 and December 31, 2017. We will be at the Berkeley Farmers Market on Saturday December 23, 2017 and Tuesday January 2, 2108. Happy Holidays!