July 3, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 lb. Yellow Carrots

1 lb. Mixed Summer Squash

2 Slicing Cucumbers

¾ lb. Green Beans

1 lb. Yukon Gold Potatoes

1 hd Cone Cabbage

1 lb. Early Girl Tomatoes

1 lb. June Pride Peaches

Box Notes: We’ve packed the veggie boxes with 4th of July gatherings in mind. The Yukon Gold potatoes make a great potato salad, the green beans make a delicious salad – steamed and then tossed with minced garlic, salt, quartered Early Girl tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil. The cabbage and carrots can be combined into a refreshing coleslaw. We wish everyone a Happy 4th of July holiday. The farm employees will be working a short day with a full day of pay to give everyone a chance to see some fireworks in the evening. The delivery schedule will stay the same despite the holiday.

Field Notes: This year is our biggest ever plum fruit set: the trees have reached full maturity, they are 17 years old this year! The spring weather was perfect for the flowering phase, and the warm summer temperatures have been optimal for ripening the plums. The trees are loaded with fruit that doesn’t ripen all at once, so we will feature them in the veggie boxes next week.

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 BBQ pork share that includes lots of ribs (country, spare, or baby back) and 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.

 

Pastured sausage, bacon, ham steaks, pork cuts, and whole chickens are available. Riverdog Farm pastured chickens and hogs are certified organic animals. Riverdog Farm meat is not certified organic due to being processed in an off-farm facility that is not certified organic. Place your order for Riverdog Farm’s pastured meats by emailing: csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 

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.