Holiday Greetings to our Family and Friends.....we want to take this time to express our gratitude for all of our many blessings this season!
What a busy fall it has been! We had a record blueberry year, a bounty of summer produce, harvested over 500 pounds of potatoes and have bins full of onions and squash to enjoy over the winter! We also give thanks for all who visited the farm this season, the family and friends who helped with harvests and the all the new friends we met during this challenging year!
As you all probably know, we have experienced our first frost! And a hard one it was.....early, extended cold! So it was time to lift and harvest the yacon
! And Fast! The yacon had a great season with a significant amount of blossom and leaf harvest for daily yacon teas! The soil was frozen, but we got the crowns lifted before the frost descended to deeply. It was also a record yacon harvest for us! The tops are trimmed, then crowns carefully lifted into storage bins for storage. They are now put to rest and dormancy until early spring. We will begin to enjoy the yacon tubers in early December as the sugars will rise in the tubers to give them a sweet crunchy taste.
We are now taking pre-orders for our 2015 starts which will begin shipments in early spring. Yacon tubers will be ready for sale starting in early December.
In addition to the harvest season, we have also been getting ready for our "road trip" to Nebraska for a Christmas tree delivery and wreath sale. We purchased lovely trees from our neighborhood grower, Kowalski Family Christmas Trees, and harvested the greens for the wreaths on our property. The trees are loaded and wreaths packed....we are excited to bring a bit of Oregon back to family and friends in Nebraska.
If you are interested in ordering wreaths for the holiday season, we are taking requests for delivery in December. Please specify your size and delivery date desired. Wreaths will start at $20.00 for a small 20 inch wreath. Wreaths are a mixture of sustainably harvested greens, salal and holly from the farm.
We continue to be members of the Tri-County Farms
and Mollala Farm Loop
! The Tri-County Farm brochure is a great resource for u- pick and ready pick farms in the area. Tri-County Farm Fresh Produce Guides will be available at the farm and various community locations throughout the season. The Mollala Farm Loop features farms and local businesses in the area that provide an interesting rural experience for those who want to take a little time to explore the area. We will be sharing events throughout the season and will provide updates of Farm Loop events as well.
Please continue to check in via this website or via our telephone message machine for current product information, farm events and schedules.
As always we are actively seeking volunteers and community members who might want to get involved in our efforts here at the farm and in our community! what you are interested in!
We will continue to offer picnic areas, and backyard event areas for small gatherings! U-Pick produce, flowers, local arts and crafts, the medicine wheel labyrinth, walking trails, along with our family of farm animals.....Rocky and Buster (goats) who are getting up in age but still as nosey as ever! The goat does, Bella, Lillie and Daisy are enjoying their summer grazing. The babies are growing fast! Our wonderful flock of Turkins that are laying lovely big brown eggs and of course the paggle of pugs....Mable, Pixie and Lucy Loo! We look forward to sharing our farm and the peaceful countryside with you this year!
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