March 25th, 2019

Box Contents:

1 lb Asparagus

3 lbs Murcott Mandarins

1 bu Green Garlic

1 bu Rainbow Chard

2 hds Batavia Crisp Lettuce

¼ lb Savoy Rabe

Box Notes: The Murcott mandarins in your veggie box this week are from Gold Oak Ranch in Rumsey and are CCOF-certified organic.

The scoop on the new gray plastic totes:

When you pick up your veggie box, please check it for a white sticker label (either on the sides/ends and/or top). If it has a white sticker label with someone’s name on it, then it has add-ons and is a special order for someone else. Be sure to take a veggie box without a white label if you are picking up a veggie box without add-ons. 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. Thank you for returning the totes to your drop site for re-use!

Holiday Hams: Place your order for holiday hams! The whole hams are $11 per lb and average about 8 lbs. The hams come frozen delivered to a CSA drop site or one of the farmers markets we attend (3 in Berkeley and 1 in Sacramento). Email the farm at csa@riverdogfarm.com to place your order or visit https://csa.farmigo.com/store/riverdogfarmcsa. The deadline to order for Easter delivery, to be picked up at the Saturday Berkeley Farmer’s Market, is April 18, 2019. For ham deliveries to the CSA drop sites, please place your order by Friday, April 12, 2019.

Special Fire Fundraiser Event Saturday April 6, 2019 2:00 pm, Ione, CA: Riverdog Farm and PT Ranch are inviting those interested in the future of wildfire mitigation in California’s changing climate to a late afternoon lunch in the field. We will come together over local food and drink to hear from Christian Cain about how agriculturalists can play an important role in fire prevention. Chef Kevin O’Connor of Cobram Estate will be behind our own fire grilling pastured meats from PT Ranch and organic veggies from Riverdog Farm. All proceeds will be donated to North Valley Community Foundation who is working to rehabilitate victims of the Paradise Fire. Menu & further details to follow! Tickets available in PT Ranch’s Ranch General Store.

2019 CSA Payment Schedule

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 providing 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 subscription!