October 8th CSA Newsletter

Box Contents:

¾ lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 lb Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

1 Butternut Squash

1 Red Russian Kale

1 lb French Fingerling Potatoes

½ lb Green Beans

2-3 each Slicing Cucumbers  

Box Notes: Green beans have made a comeback! We planted some in mid-summer so they are just now becoming ready to pick. Late fall beans always have exceptional flavor so we hope you enjoy this autumnal surprise. We’re featuring butternut squash in this week’s veggie box. We grow about 10 winter squash varieties so that we can offer you a different type of squash each week throughout the winter months. The virtue of winter squash is that they store well, are packed with vitamins, and are a filling vegetable that can be adapted as dinner main and side courses or used as key ingredients in desserts.

 

Field Notes: We received about 1 ¼ inch of rain last week which was utterly glorious. It was a dramatic weather event with the bulk of the rain falling in about one hour last Wednesday afternoon. There were big black storm clouds loaded with precipitation in parts of the valley. Because of the fires, where the rain fell the most, it sheeted off the charred slopes and caused some flash flooding in the seasonal creeks that feed into Cache Creek. The watershed produced thick ash-laden water.

 

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. They 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 place 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.