July 31, 2017

Box Contents

1 bskt Shishito Peppers

2 ears Sweet Corn

½ lb. Green Beans

2 ea. Slicing Cucumbers

1 lb. Golden Jubilee Tomatoes

1 Cantaloupe

1 Orchid Watermelon


Box Notes: Melons continue to happen in a big way this week! We included 2 in your veggie boxes again. The Orchid melons are now at their peak flavor with a deep orange colored flesh. Enjoy the summer sweetness of melons for breakfast or for dessert after lunch or dinner. We were sampling melons at market last weekend. They are full of sugar and very juicy. Refreshing and thirst quenching.

Field Notes: Harvesting, trellising tomatoes, planting fall brassicas, and keeping the plants watered are the main farm activities this week. July, August and September are the farm’s busiest months. While the days are very full, we still try to make time to go for a dip in Cache Creek to cool down and refresh. The creek, which is more of a river than a creek, runs down the east side of Capay Valley from the north to the south.  Being in the creek is a way to remember the most important daily task – to enjoy life and the fruits of our labor.  

Early Girl and Roma Tomatoes are available by the 20 lb. case for canning and making sauce: $45 for 20 lbs. Place your order by emailing the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com.

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 are having 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. (10 lb. minimum order)

Please email the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com to place an order for pastured pork ribs.

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. 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.