We have been busy working to keep things from freezing and ensuring all the critters are safe and warm. The farm has been blanketed by a beautiful covering of snow. As winter arrived, we completed our abundant harvests of yacon, mashua and oca. We lifted the dahlias and put them to bed for the winter in anticipation of planting and beautiful blooms for our next summer season. Our friends have also completed the relocation of their lavender plants from Fields of Lavender, who have planted the west pasture with a beautiful selection of lavenders, both culinary and fragrance varieties.
We had a record harvest of over 500lbs of yacon tubers this season. We are currently juicing and enjoying our abundant harvest in salads and smoothies. We're happy to announce that our yacon crowns, oca and mashua tubers are ready for shipment for your summer gardens. Anyone interested in trying the tubers may also order yacon tubers to your eating enjoyment as well.
In addition to being a powerful prebiotic, this amazing tuber offers many additional health benefits. As a natural sweetener, it does not affect glucose levels, providing a mild flavored sweetness to salads and smoothies. Some of the additional health benefits of yacon include its ability to regulate blood sugar levels, lower 'bad' cholesterol, help with weight loss, lower blood pressure, improve the health of the liver, prevent certain types of cancer, boost digestive health, and strengthen the immune system.
Our yacon crowns are available for planting in your next summer garden, tubers are available for sale for your winter salads and smoothies, the in later winter we will have yacon starts in gallon pots. The healthy plant starts are easy to plant for the beginner gardener interested in the amazing plant. We hope you will consider this fun plant when planning your 2017 gardens. Let us know if you have any questions as we are hear to help you discover and be successful with this plant.
Our new load of certified organic compost has arrived and we are willing to share... We will sell this beautiful compost for your fall garden by the bucket. It's a great deal for this certified organic dairy compost and less waste than buying in bags.
Feel free to let us know if you would like to come out to enjoy a nice walk in the forest, a family picnic or walk around the labyrinth.
We are now looking ahead to 2017 and are excited to be a part of the events planned for the 2017 Solar Eclipse happening in August 2017. Over the weekend of 18-21 of August 2017, fellow Mollala Farm Loop members will be hosting events for this weekend to celebrate this exciting event. Stay tuned as we continue the planning for the weekend. Book the farm stay, or a camp spot for your tent or RV.
Our plans include a concert with Jazz/Blues musician Robbie Laws, nightly BBQ, daily walks around the forest trails... and of course blueberry picking! Stay tuned for additional details.
We have so enjoyed our guests this summer at the "Farm Stay". We continue to take reservations for your weekend getaway, week day office gatherings or a special birthday party. We also offer gift certificates for the special someone who might enjoy a "bit of country".