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CSA Newsletter–Week 21

CSA Newsletter–Week 21

0 by / on October 12, 2014, 4:18 pm / in Newsletters

Weekends in the Willamette Valley are a wonderful thing. The basement family was able to start ours early Friday afternoon before the Saturday rains came while Mark and Lisa started theirs Thursday with a trip to Hood River. The post-fog sunshine mixed with the crisp fall air provided idyllic undertones for our afternoon of wine tasting in Dayton. We visited [...]

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photo by Kara Gash

CSA Newsletter–Week 20

0 by / on October 5, 2014, 7:09 pm / in Newsletters

Our biggest farm task of late has been getting the winter squash out of the gardens. We’re not done yet–several wheelbarrow loads at a time seems adequate on any given day. Moving slowly gives us a chance to wipe them down, and get them stored, and so far, the weather has allowed us to move as slowly as we want [...]

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Shiitake Mushroom & Smoked Pepper Penne

Shiitake Mushroom & Smoked Pepper Penne

3 by / on October 4, 2014, 7:25 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

I met Ashley, another local farmer, this week. She has an adorable produce stand called Chick-A-Dee on Hwy 240 just as you’re leaving Newberg. Stop in and visit if you’re local. Right now the way is well marked by pumpkins and scarecrows. Ashley was selling a sweet pepper that’s unfamiliar to me, and one I want to grow next year. [...]

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CSA Newsletter–Week 19

CSA Newsletter–Week 19

0 by / on September 28, 2014, 12:41 pm / in Newsletters

Beans Green and Yellow by Mary Oliver In fall it is mushrooms gathered from dampness under the pines; in spring I have known the taste of the lamb full of milk and spring grass; today it is beans green and yellow and lettuce and basil from my friends’ garden – how calmly, as though it were an ordinary thing, we [...]

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photo by Kara Gash

Autumn Equinox 2014

1 by / on September 21, 2014, 10:41 pm / in Celebrations

I hear the crickets outside just now, and a frog or two, and occasionally, at least while I was still reading on the porch, an owl. The chill of the first night of fall drove me inside. I welcome the cooling nights and crispy mornings after a summer that has been hotter than usual. I had already donned my Dad’s [...]

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