July 17, 2017

Box Contents

1 bskt Padron Peppers

¾ lb. French Fingerling Potatoes

1 Cantaloupe

1 Yellow Baby Watermelon

1 ½ lbs. Early Girl and Heirloom Tomatoes

¾ lb. Green Zucchini

1 bu Parsley

Box Notes: This is the first week of heirloom tomatoes. We have been growing tomatoes for 27 years! It is one of our biggest crops. This year, we are growing 23 acres of over 100 varieties of tomatoes. It’s amazing how people enjoy eating tomatoes: on BLTs, in salads, cooked as a marinara sauce, and just on their own with salt, pepper and olive oil – they are the true symbol of summer: colorful, juicy, and flavorful. The plants smell incredible while walking through the rows and rows of this vigorous producer. 

Field Notes: Friday and Saturday were very warm again. We finished the workday early on Friday to beat the heat.

Friendly reminder: For vacation skips, please contact the farm by Monday of the week you need to skip. We need advance notice for skips so that we can program the deliveries and adjust the harvest accordingly. Thank you and we hope you have a great summer!

CSA Special Offer: For the next 6 weeks we are offering CSA members a summer sale price on racks of Spare Ribs: $8/lb. (10lb minimum order)

Please email the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com to place an order.

Pork Shares are available: The pork shares are a combination of smoked and cured pastured pork sausage and bacon along with cuts such as ribs, chops, and roasts. During the summer months, we also offer a custom BBQ pork share. You can choose from a selection of ribs (country, spare, or baby back), pork cuts and sausage for grilling. The pork shares are $8 per pound and range in total weights of 10 to 19 lbs. Please email the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com to place an order. Riverdog animals are CCOF certified organic. Riverdog Farm meat is not certified organic due to being processed in an off-farm facility that is not certified organic. 

Save the Date: Saturday October 7 and 8, 2017 Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm in Guinda. Visit: hoesdown.org for ticket information and volunteer opportunities.