July 02, 2018

Box Contents:

1 lb Santa Rosa Plums

1 ½ lbs Early Girl Tomatoes

1 lb Purple Majesty Potatoes

¾ lb Mixed Summer Squash

1 bu Carrots

1 bu White Spring Onions

1 bu Curly Kale

Important Holiday Schedule Announcement!

All members with Wednesday CSA deliveries scheduled for 7/4 (next week):

 Your boxes will be delivered to your regular pick up site on Tuesday July 3rd.

There will be NO CSA DELIVERIES ON WEDNESDAY JULY 4TH.

Box Notes: New this week: the early girl tomatoes have returned! We are very pleased to be harvesting these once again after 28 years of growing this favorite flavorful variety. And we’re so pleased to have Santa Rosa plums in quantity. The fruit set was dense this year, with each plum sizing up much bigger than previous years.

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July this week. Erin created a special veggie box this week a red, white and blue theme (red: Early Girl Tomatoes, white: onions, blue: potatoes). Please welcome Christian as our new CSA manager. We said a sad goodbye to Erin who has been at the farm for a few years. She’s heading north to cooler climes and going back to her northwestern roots. Farewell Erin and welcome aboard Christian!

Field Notes: A wildfire started Saturday afternoon around 2 pm. It has grown to a 44,500 acre wild land fire that is only 3% contained as of Monday am. The farm, crops and residents are safe as the irrigated valley floor is moist and protected. While the smoke. ashes and flames in the hills have been scary, we are feeling safe but remain on high alert for any major wind changes. Thank you to all the fire fighters, from San Juan Bautista to Orange County to LA to Nevada County (from everywhere) from all levels of government (there are 1000 of them on scene!) for protecting us and our homes!

Event Announcement: The Hoes Down Harvest Festival isn’t happening this year. The event organizers decided to take a break. The festival will resume in October 2019.

Web Store Highlights:

 To celebrate the summer cook-out season: Spare Ribs are on sale!

Only $8/lb. (down from $10/lb.)

You can now order a Frog Hollow Farm CSA box (or two!) for delivery with your Riverdog Farm CSA Veggie box, or web store order. The Frog Hollow fruit is CCOF-certified organic. The catch: you must make your one time or weekly order no later than Sunday at midnight for delivery the coming week. Frog Hollow fruit boxes come packed full of 3-4 varieties of exceptionally tasty, seasonal, tree ripened stone fruit. Summer fruit boxes contain 7 lbs. of mixed CCOF-certified organic stone fruit that include many varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots. Visit their web site: www.froghollowcsa.com to learn more about their CSA program, farm, ethos and fruits.

Each Fruit Box is $27.75