April 22nd 2019

Box Contents:

¾ lb bu Asparagus

1 bu Red Beets

¼ lb Arugula

1 bu Carrots

½ lb Snap Peas

1 bu Fennel

1 bu White Spring Onions

1 bu Oregano

Box Notes: This week’s box represents the peak of the spring harvest. In about 1 month, we’ll start harvesting more little gem lettuce, spring bunched greens, spinach, and braising mix. The leeks are winding down. The seed potatoes are planted, we are expecting them to be ready to harvest in mid-late June. The steady winter rains caused some delays in planting but we are grateful for all the water we received. The heavy rainfall means ground water replenishment (for our agricultural and domestic wells) and a reliable supply of water in Cache Creek, our 2 main sources of irrigation water for the 400 acres we farm. 2019 is starting out great, with an abundance of water and steady supply of harvestable crops. We’re looking forward to a productive farm year.

 

Spring Hams: Place your order for spring 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.

 

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!