May 14, 2018

Box Contents:

1 bu. Asparagus

1 bu. Carrots

¾ lb. Sugar Snap Peas

1 bu. Fennel

1-2 hds Bok Choy

1 bu. White Spring Onions

½ lb. Arugula

Box Notes: We hope everyone enjoyed Mother’s Day on Sunday. It was great weather for the Capay Valley Garden Tour. Many people visited the region to view the local flower gardens and farms. We even have a native plant nursery in Guinda. Chamisa Ridge was open last weekend for retail sales. New this week in the veggie box: spring fennel and snap peas! Asparagus may continue for about 2 weeks. Although delayed by the cool weather in March, it has been a great asparagus season.

Field Notes: The conditions have been perfect for transplanting and direct seeding of the fall crops. The organic triticale grain crop we grow for livestock feed is performing very well. We will harvest it in mid to late June. It’s taller than in previous years due to the steady rainfall and mild weather this spring. We also grow safflower as an organic feed crop. Growing our own grain helps reduce the cost of purchasing grain from Bar Ale in Williams.

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Case quantity Vegetables available: Peas! Asparagus! Little Gem Lettuce! Loose Carrots and more. Don’t miss these sweet seasonal springtime sensations. Get them while you can!

Our pastured meats – chicken and pork – are also available via the web store. Riverdog Farm’s specialties include our pork sausage (many flavors), whole Poulet Rouge chickens, and bacon cured and smoked by Roundman’s Smokehouse in Ft. Bragg. We deliver our meat orders frozen to your CSA delivery site.

Capay Valley Wine Stroll

Sunday May 20, 2018 from noon to 3 pm

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

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