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CSA Newsletter Week 12

CSA Newsletter Week 12

0 by / on August 10, 2014, 4:17 pm / in Newsletters

We are at the half-way point in the CSA season! Eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash have replaced peas, berries, and yellow and purple beans. Sweet corn will likely show up next week. The onions are drying on racks, (this will be the last of the Walla Walla onions before we turn to some of the other varieties we planted this [...]

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Washed & drying beets

CSA Newsletter–Week 11

0 by / on August 3, 2014, 3:57 pm / in Newsletters

  Abundance. Life around Fern Creek has been nothing short of abundance these days. There is an abundant amount of sunshine, harvest, and sweet summer moments all around us, here. One way of embracing all of this abundance is by learning how to can and preserve beans. Kara and I have not preserved much food or any at all, ever. [...]

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CSA Newsletter–Week 10

CSA Newsletter–Week 10

0 by / on July 27, 2014, 5:06 pm / in Newsletters

Welcome Junior Farmers! Join the apprentices this Monday and Thursday during your scheduled pick-up time (2-5 pm) for some Junior Farmer fun! We will have a planting table in the front lawn (near the Market) for any young farmer who would like to learn the fundamentals of planting while starting a flower seed or two to take home and nurture. [...]

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CSA Newsletter Week  9

CSA Newsletter Week 9

0 by / on July 20, 2014, 10:37 am / in Newsletters

Last night I read on the porch for awhile as the sun was setting. I paused to listen to a couple of birds up in the oak trees by the creek call and respond to each other. The first would call (a slightly more complicated set of notes), and after just a second a second bird would respond with a [...]

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CSA Newsletter Week #8

CSA Newsletter Week #8

0 by / on July 13, 2014, 4:06 pm / in Newsletters

Sultry summer nights don’t characterize Oregon overly  much–at least not like I remember from our years in Illinois and Tennessee. But occasionally the warmth of a hot summer day lingers, and I’m beckoned outside to the porch off our bedroom for a night of sleep. I slept well last night, under a full moon, kept company by quiet night sounds. [...]

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