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Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 20 - October 18, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 20 – October 18, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: It’s the last week of the CSA and my last message for you (maybe!), dear CSA members. Thank for supporting us for this a fantastic season. Thanks to you we have been able to grow delicious, organically-grown produce to share with the people of Wallowa County through the CSA program, the […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 19 - October 11, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 19 – October 11, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Penultimate greetings, dear readers. The seasonal breakdown continues on the farm. We pulled out the last tomato plants in the big greenhouse and dismantled the second and final caterpillar/hoophouse this morning. Once this workhorse contained three rows- the eggplants on the left, paste tomatoes (think varieties like Roma) in the middle, […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 18 - October 4, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 18 – October 4, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Did you all know that East Fork Brewery (aka TG Joseph/TG South) is having a grand opening this weekend? I did, because we washed 200 lbs of potatoes for them, for making french fries, this week! Thanks East Fork for taking helping us clear out the seed closet! The flowers have […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 17 - September 27, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 17 – September 27, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: First and foremost, a big thank you to the handful of volunteers who came out to help us dig potatoes on Sunday: we dig you! We’ll see the rest of you out there next season 😉 Fitting with writing a section of the blog called, “Dirt from the Field,” we’ve been […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 16 - September 20, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 16 – September 20, 2017

Hey folks! Remember that We Dig You!, our CSA appreciation potato-dig-and-potluck party this Sunday from 10-1 pm at the farm! We hope to see you there, and for more info, check out the event details on our Facebook page. DIRT FROM THE FIELD: It was amazing to think that last week we were sweating it […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 15 - September 13, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 15 – September 13, 2017

Hey there, CSA members! Before I dig into the dirt from the field, I have a big announcement: We Dig You, CSA Members! That’s both the honest-to-goodness truth and the name of an CSA member appreciation event we’ll be holding on the farm, just for you, on Sunday, September 24th! Grab your gardening gloves, short […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 14 - September 6, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 14 – September 6, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Well, my little ode to rain last week doesn’t seem to have helped the situation here in Eastern Oregon. For the last two days, we’ve watched an ominous orange-red sun rise in the east while the smoky haze obscures the mountains to the west. The smoke doesn’t seem to have slowed […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 13 - August 30, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 13 – August 30, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: It’s 5 pm, and the sweet smell of petrichor is floating in my window on Mill Street. Petrichor is that wonderful smell of rain that has fallen on dry soil, and as described by Bear and Thomas in the journal Nature, the smell comes from the volatilization of an oil produced by […]

Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 12 - August 23, 2017

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 12 – August 23, 2017

DIRT FROM THE FIELD: Hey everyone! How did you enjoy the total solar eclipse on Monday? The farm team from BYG spread out across the state and adjacent regions to experience it in different ways- from a fiddle camp in Weiser, ID, to the top of a mountain outside Richland, to the rim of Hell’s […]

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. […]