September 4, 2017

Box Contents

1.5 lbs. Black Pineapple Heirloom Tomatoes

1 lb. Red Bell Pepper

1 lb. Yellow Finn Potatoes

1 lb. Fair time Peaches

.75 lb. Rosa Bianca Eggplant

1 Yellow Canary Melon


Very important News:

New to Riverdog Farm: We are embarking on a new era for the CSA. We will now manage the CSA program using Farmigo, a web-based platform that gives you the freedom to manage your delivery schedule and make payments online. As an existing CSA member you have through the coming week to sign-up during the enrollment period to avoid a possible interruption in deliveries. Please enroll by 5pm Friday 9/8/17. We sent all members an email last Friday with detailed instructions on how to set up your new account. If you did not receive this email or you need assistance setting up your account online contact the farm, email us at:  or call: 530-796-4100 between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

Follow this link to enroll:


Box Notes: The tomato plants continue to produce fruit despite the high temperatures. Our trellis method provides some indirect light so that some of the maturing fruit is not directly exposed to the sun allowing the tomatoes to ripen uniformly with some shade. Each row becomes a vertical green wall of tomatoes with the leafy stalks of the plants creating a shady oasis amongst the vigorous tomato bushes. The plants can grow as tall as 6 feet!

Field Notes: Record high temperatures hit the region over the weekend. The only way to stay cool was to plunge into some of the finest swimming holes in Cache Creek. The Rumsey Bridge in Rumsey and Nichols Park in Guinda are two of the great swimming spots. Rumsey tends to have fewer people, while Guinda has quite a few with families picnicking in the shade of the bridge. 

Early Girl Tomatoes are available for canning and making sauce: $45 for 20 lbs. Place your order by emailing the farm:

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!

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