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 […]

Backyard Gardens' CSA: Week 19 - October 11, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 19 – October 11, 2012

Hello CSA members,  I hope you are all enjoying this glorious picturesque fall.  With the weather changing, things are starting to wind down here on the farm. This Saturday marks the Last farmers market of the season, and the much anticipated Apple Pressing Party!  That’s 10am-2pm Saturday the 13th,  there will be multiple apple presses, […]

Backyard Gardens' CSA: Week 18 - October 4, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 18 – October 4, 2012

Hello there! Fall’s wild winds and cool air have moved in. We have been making a mad dash to rescue remaining plants and cover beds that need extra warmth to make it through the nights. We’ve managed to save most everything and are up to the brim with winter squash and green tomatoes. This week’s […]

Backyard Gardens' CSA: Week 17 — September 27, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 17 — September 27, 2012

Hi all, We are delighted to invite you to a CSA appreciation brunch potluck and a potato dig on October 7th!  Your support for the season has given us the ability to grow all the produce that we do — and we’d love to have you join us up at the field to see where […]