Basil, Peppers, and Tomatillos

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 7 — July 18, 2013

This is Vanessa signing in to wish you all a happy 2013 produce season. We hope you enjoy all of the local flavors grown here in your county. BREAKING NEWS from the field: The new (unnamed) hoophouse has been planted with basil, peppers, and tomatillos.   OTHER NEWS: Summer is here…The weather is one indication of […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 6 — July 11, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 6 — July 11, 2013

Greetings CSA members. It has been a good work week here at BYG.  Although the weather has been encouraging weeds to grow, our diligence and aggressive weed picking team of apprentices have been a blessing.  My name is Gregory, I have been here for a month and I am enjoying working alongside the current crew […]

Sunflowers are growing at the farm!  The heat is helping...

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 5 — July 4, 2013

Whew!  What a week of weather, weeds, water and…shortcake.  (More on that below…) The high temps this past week have been a catalyst for the farm.  Our produce is going wild!  So, unfortunately, are the weeds.  If you’re wanting to get out and pull some weeds out in the coming days — come join us […]

Gregory catches beneficial insects above a field of yarrow.

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 4 — June 27, 2013

Hi everyone, It’s Liz, back again for another blog post.  I hope you’re enjoying the summer weather!   The crew took a field trip up to Connell, WA this past Monday to learn about farmscaping with beneficial insects — or how to keep the good bugs and get rid of the bad by growing the right […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 3 - June 20, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 3 – June 20, 2013

Everyone talks about the weather, but we farmers do more than our share.  And rightly so.  It was a soggy day yesterday (as I’m sure you noticed!), a good day to pull big weeds (like in our garlic patch) and watch all the new crops soak up the needed moisture.  It was also great for […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 2 — June 13, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 2 — June 13, 2013

Hi everyone, I’m writing this under a blanket of gray clouds, which is providing a counterpoint to the sunny weather we’ve been having of late.  Because of this, we’re on frost watch, making sure our plants will survive the coming evenings’ lows… Thanks everyone who came out to our planting party yesterday evening!  It was […]

Flowers from last year — come help us plant this year's crop!

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 1 — June 6, 2013

Hi all! It’s Liz from the crew, excited to be back for another year.  I get the lucky job of filling your CSA bins each week, and every once in awhile I’ll check in on the blog — though you’ll hear from one of us on the crew each week. It’s the start of the […]

Backyard Gardens' CSA: Week 22 - November 1, 2012 (Last Week!)

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 22 – November 1, 2012 (Last Week!)

    This is the last CSA distribution for the season!  We hope that you have enjoyed the variety of fresh produce that we’ve provided throughout the season.  Overall, it averaged out to be a good growing season, with bumper tomato and bean harvests, but compromised lettuce and fall crop production, both due to the […]

Half Share for week 10-25

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 21 – October 25, 2012

With snow blanketing the garden beds and nighttime temperatures approaching the teens, the season has fast-tracked towards the end.  It ain’t over yet, but we’re hurriedly clearing the fields of the last of the harvestable crops and wrapping things up outside for the season.  We still have to plant garlic, which is always a fun […]

Office View

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 20 – October 18, 2012

The winds of change blew through the gardens this week. The gardens and their backdrop are taking on a new look. Fall has settled in. The white remay flapped in the wind as the leaves of another season go from green to gold. As we scurry about the field tucking the plants in for the […]