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Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 11 - August 16, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 11 – August 16, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Well hello there, CSA members! It seems we’ve made an abrupt turn into fall here in Wallowa County, doesn’t it? After that rainstorm on Saturday night, the nights are dropping into the low 40s and even 30s this week, and we’re starting to close up the greenhouses in the evening again. […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 10 - August 9, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 10 – August 9, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Deep summer is here, CSA members, and I’m sure you’re enjoying the bounty! Jenny and I picked 95 pounds of summer squash yesterday, most of which went to you guys. We’re featuring it with today’s recipe. We also found spinach and chard in abundance, so instead of the usual head of […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 9 - August 2, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 9 – August 2, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Happy August, CSA members! And what a start to the month it has been on the farm! Yesterday, Christina, Cole, and I harvested all of the garlic on the farm, sorted it by variety and size (small, medium, and large), and hung it up to cure in the barn. We’re sharing […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 8 - July 26, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 8 – July 26, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Happy Week 8 of the CSA, wonderful supporters! We watched all morning as clouds built up, making for a downright pleasant harvest in these dog days of summer, but only a few small droplets made it to our shoulders in the afternoon. Luckily, the plants of the upper field stay happy […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 7 - July 19, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 7 – July 19, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Hey there, CSA members! I’m excited to report we have more new, fun things for you to try in your CSA share this week. You might notice they’re a bit fuller than usual to make up for a couple lean weeks there. There are big garlic bulbs, summer squash, and even […]

Ladybugs move out of the refrigerator and into their beautiful new home in our greenhouses!

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 6 – July 12, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Can you believe it’s mid-July already? Besides harvesting for the CSA, market, and orders for businesses around town, work at the farm is starting to follow a cycle of weeding beds that are producing, tilling under beds that are finished, and seeding for the next round of crops. We’ve planted our […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 5 - July 5, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 5 – July 5, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: The heat of summer sure has set in at the farm lately! Many of the BYG crew members took advantage of the warm weather last night and headed to either the East or West Moraine to take in the beautiful fourth of July evening and the fireworks display on the lake. […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 4 - June 28, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 4 – June 28, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Hello again, CSA members! We enjoyed a beautiful morning of harvesting a bin full of produce for you. At week four, we’re still heavy on the greens, but we also had enough peas to share with everyone, and even a few more garlic scapes for you to try out again. We were […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 3 - June 21, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 3 – June 21, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Salutations and happy summer solstice, CSA members! How are you spending the longest day of the year? Here at Backyard Gardens, we spent the morning merrily filling your CSA bins to the brim with all the goodness of the first day of summer. You’ll recognize some recurring characters in a new […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 2 - June 14, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 2 – June 14, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: You’re probably as glad to see the sun as we and the plants are!  The fields are filling up, both with intentional plants and not (i.e. WEEDS).  Finally, tomatoes are planted in the hoophouses, flowers and eggplants, peppers and basil go in the field this week.  It’s not quite as warm […]