October 15th CSA Newsletter

Box Contents:

1 bskt Shishito Peppers

1 lb Early Girl Tomatoes

3/4 lb Zucchini

1 bu Curly Kale

1 lb Yellow Finn Potatoes

2/3 lb Green Beans

Slicing Cucumbers

Box Notes: The fall sun has been strong in the afternoons but the rest of the daytime temperatures have been very mild and comfortable. We have been so excited to begin the Autumnal harvest of the leafy green crops: arugula, loose spinach, little gem lettuce, beets with their tops, turnips and tops, kales, and chards as well as the winter squash. It’s something new and different, an incredibly different taste sensation. Summer crops are still going strong. They will continue until the first frost sometime in November.

Field Notes: October and November are the months when we focus on getting as many overwintered crops into the ground as possible including the grains we grow for hog and chicken feed. It’s a scramble to beat the clock and have everything transplanted or direct seeded before the rainy season begins in earnest. There’s a hustle of activity prepping fields and planting them. We’ll plant the garlic cloves and onion starts in November.

Holiday Hams are now available! The hams are from pastured hogs raised on a certified organic diet of pasture, produce culls from the farm, Cowgirl Creamery whey, Three Twins ice cream and grain. The hams are $11 per lb. They range in size from 6-12 lbs. The animals are certified organic but once processed, the meat is not certified organic because the smokehouse in Ft. Bragg is not yet a certified organic facility.  Please contact Christian at csa@riverdogfarm.com to place your order. We have a limited supply so please reserve your order early.

Riverdog Farm Annual Pumpkin Party

Saturday October 20, 2018

12:00 to 4:00 pm

11905 State Route 16, Brooks CA 95606

Come to the farm, bring a potluck dish to share, enjoy farm-grilled pork sausages, take a

tour of the farm, feed the pigs, enjoy some Three Twins ice cream, and pick a pumpkin to bring home. We will provide grilled sausages and ice cold water. 

RSVP by 10/15/18 with the number attending: csa@riverdogfarm.com.