Miscellaneous

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 12 — August 21, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 12 — August 21, 2014

Dear CSA members, If you’re out and about this weekend I recommend packing some fennel for your trip. When I was hiking the other week, I brought some and paired it with some apple, my favorite hard cheese, and some elk summer sausage. Mmmmm mmm mmm—it doesn’t get too much better than that in the backcountry! Below I’ve […]

Nick, in his Christmas suspenders, had a whale of a time bundling bouquets of flowers.

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 11 — August 14, 2014

All right, all right, I made it back from my many trips within a trip safe and sound. Thankfully, with such a great crew, the farm is all in one piece and not too much has changed. That said, there are more butterflies out and about pollinating everything they can get their proboscises into, and […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 10 — August 7, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 10 — August 7, 2014

Hello CSA members! Kiersten here, filling in for Garik while he enjoys the many adventures he is experiencing this week. For those of you I have not met at market, I’m originally from Wyoming and have been filling my time after college with a number of short-term life projects. I’m definitely loving the Farm gig, […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 9 — July 31, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 9 — July 31, 2014

Hello again! Have I told you that I’m a hiker? Well, I am, and in the hiking world there’s a short saying we have: “The Trail talks.” Lately it’s been calling to me, so this next week I’m using all my vacation to go adventuring around Oregon and California with friends and family. On my […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 8 — July 24, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 8 — July 24, 2014

This weekend is Chief Joseph Days, and thus there won’t be any Saturday Market. Instead of attending the rodeo, we’ll be heading down the Grande Ronde for a little 3-day weekend fun. Hopefully you can squeeze some activities in, too, around town and elsewhere in The County. In your bins you’ll find a big bunch […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 7 — July 17, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 7 — July 17, 2014

Wooowee, it is seriously hot. On fire hot. But that’s okay because you’ll be able to cool off considerably with some BYG goodies, such as taking some basil in order to whip up some fresh, and refreshing, lemonade. Or, better yet, take a look at the basil-lemon granita recipe below and just try to say no to […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 5 — July 3, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 5 — July 3, 2014

Ah, breathe in that warm air, cause summer finally decided to show! Hopefully you’ll be able to use some of this week’s produce for the impending Fourth of July festivities, wherever you are. New to your bin are kale and garlic scapes, Nature’s very own Krazy Straw. While it’s safe to say that everyone knows […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 4 — June 26, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 4 — June 26, 2014

Oh boy, it’s time for some beets and peas! Yes, we saved some snap peas for you, dear CSA members, and there’s an easy recipe to do ’em up right if you can wait the five minutes or so. The garlic scapes, another newcomer, can be used just like garlic, or you can add it […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 3 — June 19, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 3 — June 19, 2014

Whew, what a week! We’re happy to report that Beth is back in town, in good spirits, and is on the mend with Leon, Larry, and Zuki’s support. The summer solstice is just around the corner, so of course the weather had to turn for a bout of cold, wet, farming. But not to fear, the plants […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 2 — June 12, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 2 — June 12, 2014

Welcome to week two of this year’s CSA! There’s not too much to report at the moment, though the crew have been keeping things rolling on the farm by finishing up some new hoop houses, which are now home to plenty of peppers and basil. Also, at our toasty Imnaha garden last week, we planted tomatoes alongside […]