April 30, 2018

Box Contents:

1 lb. Asparagus

½ lb. Purple Snow Peas

1 bu. Curly Kale

½ lb. Little Gem Lettuce

1 bu. Torpedo Onions

1 bu. Scarlet Queen Turnips

1 lb. Purple Daikon 

Box Notes: The Little Gem Lettuce has returned and it’s delicious! http://www.copperhilloliveoil.com/ makes very good flavored vinegars. My favorite is the pomegranate. The vinegar is a great ingredient for an olive oil/vinegar salad dressing especially on the Little Gem Lettuce: gem halves, pink lady apple slices, fresh mandarin oranges, grated parmesan, thinly sliced torpedo onions, salt and pepper. You’ll want to absorb any drops of dressing left on the plate with a chunk of bread.

This is also the first week for the torpedo spring onions. This is a mild tasting, light red onion that’s elongated, torpedo shape. They are wonderful grilled or thinly sliced on salads.

Field Notes: Cloud cover and a light rain on Sunday have kept the temperatures down the past few days. The hills are staying green longer than usual and the fields of bright yellow wild mustard growing throughout the county are tall and vibrant.

Upcoming Events:

The California Honey Festival in Woodland, Saturday May 5, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm: https://californiahoneyfestival.com/.

Capay Valley Mothers Day Farm and Garden Tour May 13th, 10am to 5 pm. $10 per adult, children 12 and under are free.

Visit the breathtaking gardens of the Capay Valley! Come join in the delight of spring flowers, strolling through many of the Valleys’ finest gardens. Talk to the gardeners themselves and learn the secrets of their success. New gardens have been added this year as well as several points of interest along the drive though the valley. Many of the gardens are also showcases for agricultural production in the Capay Valley. You are welcome to picnic in the gardens, box lunches will be for sale at the Guinda Grange Hall using local ingredients.

Follow this link to purchase tickets and learn more: https://www.thecapayvalleygardentour.com

A new springtime event in the valley:

Capay Valley Wine Stroll

Sunday May 20, 2018 from noon to 3 pm

Visit the wineries of the region and taste some local wine.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1575645249209976/.

Web Store Highlights:

Cases of Asparagus: 11 and 21 pound cases available. All asparagus $5/lb.

Loose Mixed Beets: 10 pound cases for $2/lb. and 25 pound cases for $1.50/lb. Great for juicing! Follow this link to shop the web store: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa

Spring Hams are available in the web-store:

Our pasture raised whole hams are bone in. Smoked and cured to perfection by Roundman's Smokehouse in Fort Bragg. Hams are $11/lb. and range from 7-9 lbs.

When ordering please select the number of pounds you would like your ham to weigh and we will choose a ham as close to that weight as possible