Miscellaneous

Liz + Steve's hands after the first potato dig — they're dirty, that's for sure!

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 12 — August 22, 2013

Hi all! Another week in the field, and the summer vibes keep getting stronger.  We’ve got everything coming on with the sad exception of tomatoes….they’re just not having a good year so far.  We’re checking down in our Imnaha garden each week, and while the peppers and eggplants (whew! the eggplants!) are in full summer […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 11 — August 15, 2013

Hello all you lovely readers out there.  This is Steve attempting to blog, finally! The Caesar salad booth went great last weekend at the blues festival! Thanks to all who volunteered or purchased some tasty food from us.  We had a blast doing the booth and are looking forward to having great volunteers next year. […]

Bean plants

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 10 — August 8, 2013

Hi all, It’s another week at the garden — and we’re already harvesting romaines for the Bronze, Blues and Brews festival this weekend!  We’ll be back with our Caesar booth, serving salads, wraps and brownies from 12 o’clock on, so come see us.  We’re excited for the line-up too, from the 22-yr-old Samantha Fish to […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 9 — August 1, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 9 — August 1, 2013

Hi all! What lovely rain we’re getting today.  Although it feels a bit like fall on the westside, our produce is screaming the tune of summer.  Our CSA bins this week are full of delicious things — from summer squash to exotic varieties of basil to beautiful cabbages. In the meantime, we’re starting to look […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 8 — July 25, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 8 — July 25, 2013

Hi all! A quick note on your CSA bins this week: we got them out yesterday and are guessing that you’re already enjoying the produce.  The herbs are abounding!  Let’s hear it for fresh basil and cilantro… WHAT’S IN YOUR BIN Full Share 2 heads Lettuce 1 bu Basil 1 bu Cilantro 1# Cauliflower 1/2# […]

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 […]