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Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 4 — June 26, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 4 — June 26, 2014

Oh boy, it’s time for some beets and peas! Yes, we saved some snap peas for you, dear CSA members, and there’s an easy recipe to do ’em up right if you can wait the five minutes or so. The garlic scapes, another newcomer, can be used just like garlic, or you can add it […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 3 — June 19, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 3 — June 19, 2014

Whew, what a week! We’re happy to report that Beth is back in town, in good spirits, and is on the mend with Leon, Larry, and Zuki’s support. The summer solstice is just around the corner, so of course the weather had to turn for a bout of cold, wet, farming. But not to fear, the plants […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 2 — June 12, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 2 — June 12, 2014

Welcome to week two of this year’s CSA! There’s not too much to report at the moment, though the crew have been keeping things rolling on the farm by finishing up some new hoop houses, which are now home to plenty of peppers and basil. Also, at our toasty Imnaha garden last week, we planted tomatoes alongside […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 1 — June 5, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 1 — June 5, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 CSA Season!! This week we have lots of greens for you, typical of the early spring shares.  Try steaming or sauteeing your beet greens, bok choi, and  turnip greens or using them raw in salads or your favorite smoothie.  We encourage you to embrace the glory of the greens!  You may […]

Robin + Loren digging potatoes in the snow.  They were also (at this point) looking forward to the end of the season.

Backyard Gardens CSA: Final Week — October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! And happy end of season!  Today marks the last produce bin of the year.  While it’s amazing how quickly the days blew by, it’s also great to think about all of the produce we’ve eaten this season…..and plan to plant next year.  Next year’s garlic is going into the ground, and the new […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 21 — October 24, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 21 — October 24, 2013

Greetings, I hope you’ve all been staring up at the tamaracks turning on the mountains.  We do take a break from time to time in the field to do just that.  It’s pretty incredible that the season is almost up — this year definitely flew by!  Next week is the final delivery for CSA, and […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 20 — October 17, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 20 — October 17, 2013

Hi all, What a glorious fall we’re having, now that the rain has let up a bit.  We’re all pretty pleased not to be suited up in our rain gear in the field at all times…  And with the advent of the lovely fall, my thoughts are turning to squash! We now have all sorts […]

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Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 19— October 10, 2013

Beth here – Liz is out sick today, so I get to write the blog this week.  It’s been awhile. You’ve been in good hands for the season with Liz orchestrating the bin assembly and distribution and blog composition.  It’s been great to be able to completely entrust your CSA details to Liz’s competent hands.  Thanks […]

Steve hydrating after this morning's harvest.

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 18 — October 3, 2013

Greetings! We are sad to say goodbye to crewmember Steve this week — he is departing to start an AmeriCorps position down in California.  We’ll miss his red beard and orange hat, as well as his sense of fun and sense of humor.  But more than anything, we’re excited for his next grand adventure to […]

Robin checking out the weather coming over the mountains.

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 17 — September 26, 2013

Whew!  What a chilly week.  We’re happy to report that our fall brassicas are coming on strong — bringing kale, kohlrabi and other such delightful treats to you this week.  Our leeks are also ready for harvest, joined by fingerling potatoes, leading me to dream of potato-leek soup. We’ve been hard at work putting row […]