April 15th 2019

Box Contents:

1 lb bu Asparagus

1 bu Red Beets

1 bu Spinach

1 bu Carrots

¼ lb Snow Peas

1 bu Tokyo Turnips

1 bu Leeks

Box Notes: Spring has sprung! The golden California poppies have unfurled themselves along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge mountain range. The combination of last year’s wildfire and prolonged rain season has created a potent cocktail for vegetative fertility in the wildlands of the region. The Capay Valley is experiencing its own mini super bloom. Check out Bear Valley in May for the incredible wildflower display: http://tuleyome.org/trails/bearvalleyroad/.

The scoop on the re-usable 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!

Spring Hams: Place your order for holiday hams! The whole hams are $11 per lb and average about 8 lbs. The hams come frozen (we can thaw the ham prior to delivery by request) 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.

Capay Valley Garden Tour

Visit the gardens of the Capay Valley! Come join in the delight of spring flowers, strolling through many of the Valleys’ finest gardens. Talk to the gardeners themselves and learn the secrets of their success. New gardens have been added this year as well as several points of interest along the drive though the valley. Many of the gardens are also showcases for agricultural production in the Capay Valley. You are welcome to picnic in the gardens – delicious box lunches will be for sale at the Guinda Grange Hall using local ingredients. Art and plants will also be for sale at the Grange Hall.

There is a wonderful line up of workshops this year at some of the locations. Each workshop is $10. Take home a bouquet, or a plant for your garden to commemorate this Mothers Day.

All proceeds from this tour will go towards establishing and enhancing public garden projects in the communities of Esparto and the Capay Valley, including the historic Guinda Grange Hall’s restoration project. Thank you for helping keep the Capay Valley beautiful! Please leave all furry friends at home.

To learn more about the annual garden tour visit: https://www.thecapayvalleygardentour.com/.

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!