April 3, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bu Asparagus

½ lb Snow Peas

1 bu Green Garlic

1 lb Little Gem Lettuce

1 hd Fennel

1 bu Red Chard

1 bu Carrots

Field Notes: Happy Springtime! Welcome April! This month is the most beautiful time of year on the farm. Goodness greenness surrounds the farm in the hills and on the valley floor. Day time temperatures are mild, the nights are cool. The air is so clear from the winter rains making night sky star gazing extra spectacular. Snow peas are making their first appearance in this week’s veggie box which means that the snap and shelling peas will soon follow. The asparagus harvest will continue until the end of the month unless day time temperatures spike.

Spring Hams: Please place your orders for spring hams by 9:00 am Monday April 10, 2017 to ensure delivery by the holiday. We have a limited supply of hams so it’s best to place your order early. The weight range is 3-7 lbs per ham. The price is $10 per lb. The Riverdog Farm hams are smoked and cured (pre-cooked) at Roundman’s in Ft. Bragg. They are delivered frozen to your CSA delivery site. Glaze the top with orange marmalade, place in a casserole dish in 2-4 cups of orange juice and cover loosely with foil to hold in the moisture. Stick a few cloves in the ham before heating for added spice.

New Pastured Pork Sausage Varieties: Bacon Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package), Andouille Sausage (2 big links per package), and Country Sausage (smaller links, 5-6 per package) $100 for a 10 lb case. These fresh sausages (not pre-cooked) are made at Roundman’s Smokehouse in Ft. Bragg with our pastured pork. We also have smoked Chorizo for the same price. We hope you give them a taste!


Pork Bone Broth:

$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 (Breakfast, Italian Mild, Italian Hot, and Bratwurst), 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.