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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 […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 16 — September 19, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 16 — September 19, 2013

What a freeze!  I’m sure you’ve all seen the snow up on the mountains….the signs of winter are on their way!  Our harvest this morning included some frozen kale and a few other crops.  Luckily our basil is snug in the hoophouses, withstanding the cool temperatures. Luckily, our CSA bins this week are not as […]

Half of this morning's fennel harvest

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 15 — September 12, 2013

Greetings! We hope you like fennel — because we’ve got beautiful fennel bulbs in your bins this week.  I love it shaved thinly, mixed with olive oil, lemon juice and salt, and then left to marinate for an hour (or overnight, with patience).  It mellows the anise-y flavor and melds it into a lovely summer […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 14 — September 5, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 14 — September 5, 2013

Hi all, It’s week 14 of the CSA already!  The summer seems to be flying by…yet we’re still expecting some amazing produce in the next two months.  Our fall crops are on the way — and with this rainy weather of late, a nice bowl of squash soup next to a wood stove sounds just […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 13 — August 29, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 13 — August 29, 2013

Greetings, Everyone! Beth is off to a large catering gig on Mt. Hood this week, so this is Liz filling in while she’s gone.  The crew is holding down the fort and crafting a CSA bin for everyone in her absence. And speaking of absence, it’s Lynda’s last week on the farm!  She’s off to […]

Liz + Steve's hands after the first potato dig — they're dirty, that's for sure!

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 12 — August 22, 2013

Hi all! Another week in the field, and the summer vibes keep getting stronger.  We’ve got everything coming on with the sad exception of tomatoes….they’re just not having a good year so far.  We’re checking down in our Imnaha garden each week, and while the peppers and eggplants (whew! the eggplants!) are in full summer […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 11 — August 15, 2013

Hello all you lovely readers out there.  This is Steve attempting to blog, finally! The Caesar salad booth went great last weekend at the blues festival! Thanks to all who volunteered or purchased some tasty food from us.  We had a blast doing the booth and are looking forward to having great volunteers next year. […]

Bean plants

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 10 — August 8, 2013

Hi all, It’s another week at the garden — and we’re already harvesting romaines for the Bronze, Blues and Brews festival this weekend!  We’ll be back with our Caesar booth, serving salads, wraps and brownies from 12 o’clock on, so come see us.  We’re excited for the line-up too, from the 22-yr-old Samantha Fish to […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 9 — August 1, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 9 — August 1, 2013

Hi all! What lovely rain we’re getting today.  Although it feels a bit like fall on the westside, our produce is screaming the tune of summer.  Our CSA bins this week are full of delicious things — from summer squash to exotic varieties of basil to beautiful cabbages. In the meantime, we’re starting to look […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 8 — July 25, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 8 — July 25, 2013

Hi all! A quick note on your CSA bins this week: we got them out yesterday and are guessing that you’re already enjoying the produce.  The herbs are abounding!  Let’s hear it for fresh basil and cilantro… WHAT’S IN YOUR BIN Full Share 2 heads Lettuce 1 bu Basil 1 bu Cilantro 1# Cauliflower 1/2# […]