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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".



Check out our new and improved booking tool for our MoonRidge Farmstay. We are excited about the tool and hope you will find it fun and easy to use as well. We are also included on Farmstayus.com, a great site about farm stays in the US.

Let us know how we can assist with your booking, help prepare for your visit, or send a gift certificate to a special friend or family member.

Our store front is fully stocked to offer bagged and bulk organic teas, jams, syrups, honey and bee products, holiday items, gardening goodies and fall organic produce!

Try something special for your summer table! We currently have organically raised goat meat, rabbit meat, and fryer chickens available for sale. Let us know if you have any questions or need ideas for preparation!

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 Molalla 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.

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! Let us know what you are interested in! We can always use help keeping up with the weeds, tending to the flower gardens and maintenance of all kinds!

We will continue to offer picnic areas, a medicine wheel labyrinth walk, forest trails and backyard event areas for small gatherings! During the summer we offer U-Pick produce, flowers, and farm fun 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, Daisy and Bella are healthy and happy in the fields! Our wonderful flock of Turkins that are laying lovely big brown eggs and of course our current paggle of pugs ... Pixie, Lucy Lou, Sugar and our big boy "Thunder!" We look forward to sharing our farm and the peaceful countryside with you!

 


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