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Give the gift of health!

As you enjoy the coming long weekend with friends and family, or quiet reflection on your own, please think about this: We are offering a gift idea that just might suit the discerning foodie, or locavore.

You can now purchase a gift certificate from our farm that will entitle the recipient to enjoy our January through May CSA. They will receive the best our farm has to offer plus quality produce from other farms, local artisanal cheeses, locally roasted coffee, WA grown grains and other local and regional delicacies delivered twice per month, January through May. All the contents of these boxes are chosen with the same commitment to local agriculture and the same integrity you have come to expect from us.

Just click on the link: http://bit.ly/BVFwinter2015 and purchase our winter CSA gift Certificate. At the time your order is confirmed, you will be asked for the email address (or other contact information) of the recipient. We will then email you a tasteful and aesthetically pleasing gift certificate that you can then present to the lucky duck you care enough about to give a gift of months of healthful and delicious local and regional treats, along with our farm notes and all the other benefits of joining in this soulful venture of eating locally and supporting small scale local agriculture.

CELEBRATE!!!

~Mike

January through May share sample.

January through May share sample.

For January through May, our monthly boxes will contain produce from our farm and other organic farms (mostly local and regional). They also include selections from local dairies, locally roasted coffee, Washington grown grains, and other locally produced food items.

Expect sweet, frost-kissed greens, cured onions and shallots, a variety of potatoes, traditional and heirloom root vegetables, and the sweetest carrots and beets! Plus, savor our farm honey, our selection of dried beans, and our favorite edibles from other local businesses. As we creep toward Spring, we’ll add in fresh spring greens, radishes and herbs.

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Winter 2014 – November Holiday Box

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Red Russian Kale, Thyme, Mixed Beets, Savoy Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Leeks,
Turnips, Garlic, Yellow Onions, Austrian Crescent Potatoes, Yellow Potatoes,
Delicata Squash, Pie Pumpkins, Honey Crisp Apples, Ornamental Gourds

 

Welcome Dear Friends to our November CSA,

This has long been one of my favorite deliveries, in part because these vegetables just taste better after a frost. I think too, that as a farmer, I have more time and energy to savor food and focus on the part of farming that I love. The air is crisp and cold, the crew is down from 25 or so to 12 or so, I get the time to check in with people, not just about the farm, but about them. We still run hard this time of year but it is a far cry from the juggernaut of the summer and fall season. I have even been frequenting the Farmers’ Market in Ballard and connecting with customers up there.

Today, I am in the office, buttoning up the final details of the coming delivery. The sun is beaming through the window that looks through our small but ancient home orchard and on to the perennial garden. Soon I will up and go out and check on the condition of the leeks, meet with the crew in the pack shed and get a broad overview of how we are coming along; harvesting under harsh conditions and washing and storing with freezing temperatures in mind.

If you glance at the contents of this box you will notice that much of what we deliver this time of year is for storage. You will also notice the foundation of an excellent holiday feast. I apologize in advance for filling your crisper drawer to overflowing, but please note that the squash, onions, potatoes, and garlic will do quite well in the garage or on the table in a basket.

The boxes are gorgeous, if I do say so myself, I just got back in. The pack crew has everything assembled and the boxes are being loaded into our refrigerated trucks; not to cool them, but rather to keep them from freezing. The colors and textures of these large boxes are amazing. It is a rare treat to have greens and roots and alliums and squash and even a bunch of fresh herbs all at once. You will see what I mean when you taste the kale and leeks, they are just a few degrees better than before the frost.

The field crew is still out harvesting leeks, and I am on to assemble the paperwork and everything else that goes into a CSA delivery. Our driver will be here at 0-dark thirty, and in a few hours you will have this produce, literally straight from the field, in your kitchen.

Enjoy!
Mike