April 9, 2018

Box Contents:

1 lb. Asparagus

1 bu. Red Spring Onions

½ lb. Loose Arugula

¾ lb. Napa Cabbage Rabe

1 lb. Cauliflower

1 bu. Purple Carrots

1 lb. Mixed Radish

Box Notes: We hope to feature the asparagus weekly through the end of May. With moderate spring temperatures forecasted for the next few weeks, the production should be steady daily. The cauliflower has returned. We planted a crop last fall and it’s ready to harvest now. The farm produces spring onions, white, red and torpedo. The season for the spring onions is from now until late May. For the spring onions we seed the onion starts, then transplant the starts when they have two small green leaves, and harvest the young onions before the tops dry and before the onion bulb becomes large. We also plant onion starts that are slated for harvesting as dry onions that we cure and sell for many months from July to September as the cured onions keep well and have a longer shelf life.

Field Notes: Tuleyome.org organizes hikes and volunteer days for trail maintenance in the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument area, a beautiful wilderness area with public access just north of the farm. This Saturday, there will be a botanist-led wildflower tour of the region, starts at 10 am, meet at the Guinda Post Office. For more information, visit: tuleyome.org/events/.

Farm Dinners are scheduled at our neighbor’s Full Belly Farm once a month through the end of the year! They often feature Riverdog Farm’s pastured chicken and pork on the menus at their monthly farm dinners. To see the schedule and purchase tickets visit: http://fullbellyfarm.com/events/events-calendar/. This is a great way to visit the Capay Valley, immerse yourself in a delectable, 100% farm-sourced dinner and tour an organic farm.

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

Spring Hams are available in the web-store!

Our pasture raised whole hams are bone in. Smoked and cured to perfection by Roundsman'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.

Don’t see a cut or roast you would like to purchase in the web store? Contact the office and let us know what you would like. We can accommodate custom orders given enough lead time. Just ask!