January 28th, 2019

Box Contents:

1 ½ lbs Navel Oranges

1 ½ lbs Broccoli

1 bu Carrots

1 bu Red Chard

1 bu Green Garlic

1 lb Leeks

1 lbs Bok Choi

¾ lb Arugula

Box Notes: The navel oranges in your veggie box this week are from Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey and are CCOF-certified organic. The oranges will be a weekly feature of the veggie boxes for a month or two. They are great for juicing and eating sliced or by sections. Then soon after the orange harvest is done, we will begin the coveted asparagus season!

Your veggie boxes will be packed in a gray plastic box starting this week. Please return the tote to your drop site the following week or bring an empty bag to transfer the items into the same day that you pick up. This new packaging system will reduce the farm’s use of cardboard boxes and thereby reduce our total packaging costs over time and reduce the time we take to assemble the cardboard boxes. By using plastic, re-useable totes we plan to streamline some of the veggie box assembly steps. Thank you for returning the totes to your drop site for re-use!

Field Notes: We have ordered tomato, eggplant and peppers seeds for 2019. We have begun to seed these summer crops in the greenhouses and are looking forward to a fruitful year. The winter crop harvest will continue for about another month. Then the spring crops will begin with asparagus, peas, and a new round of several varieties of head lettuce.

Save the Date: Almond Festival Sunday February 24, 2019 An all-day, 5 town event celebrating the almond blossoms of the region. There’s a pancake breakfast served by the FFA at the Esparto High School, a book sale at the Esparto Library, and delicious wood-fired pizza featuring Riverdog Farm sausage will be for sale in the hamlet of Rumsey. For more info about the Almond Festival visit: https://www.espartoregionalchamber.com/events/2019/2/24/capay-valley-almond-festival.

2019 CSA Payment Schedule

Quarter 1: Wednesdays $288   Thursdays $288   Fridays $288

Quarter 2: Wednesdays $312   Thursdays $312   Fridays $312

Quarter 3: Wednesdays $312   Thursdays $312   Fridays $312

Quarter 4: Wednesdays $288   Thursdays $288   Fridays $288

Annual Payment (annual payers receive 2 complimentary veggie boxes): $1,152

We encourage you to consider making the annual payment for your veggie box deliveries. This helps support the farm by giving us advance purchasing power for labor, seeds, fertilizers, and other farming expenses that are essential to get the next growing season going. Thank you for supporting the farm with your continued CSA subscriptions!