Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out to last Saturday's Open House.  We had some food, some fun, saw some old friends and made some new ones. I think that we will do this again soon.

~Suzanne and the Crew

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 9-4
WHERE: 15005 NW Cornell Rd,  Beaverton, 97006
Here’s what you’ll find there:
  • Cookbook Sale & Swap  Bring your old cookbooks to swap!
  • Sign ups for CSA for 2015!  Our staff ready to talk to you all about Community Supported Agriculture
  • Chef's demo: New Ways to Use Your CSA Fare with Chef Keith Banks
  • Local Food Vendors sampling & displaying their goods
  • Seed Swap and Plant Sale
  • RAFFLE PRIZES including a copy of  "The CSA Cookbook: No-Waste Recipes for Cooking Your Way Through a Community Supported Agriculture Box" 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday morning at the Farm!  Had to wait until it was dry enough to get some work done in the field, so today is the day!  The weather is just about perfect and that black dirt in the field being tilled is something beautiful to this farm girl.  Sometimes my fingernails may be ragged from digging up weeds and my clothes covered in dirt, but I wouldn't have it any other way. So much anticipation for things to come because know exactly what the field will look like in a couple of months, I can see it in my mind's eye.  Feeding people amazing organic food is my passion and harvest days can't come too soon for me!   ~Suzanne

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I love the smell of dirt in the morning!   It's another beautiful day in the neighborhood, too.  Sun is abundant, temps are warming up,  and I am still enthralled with it all.  Walked the field a bit this morning and "patted the little heads" of all the seedlings popping up everywhere.  A vee of Canada geese flew over as I was standing at the edge of the field, just pondering it all, and their squawking shook me out of my reverie.  There is just something mesmerizing about picturing what is to come in that field and I was lost to it for a few minutes.
Went to the greenhouse after the walking tour and was happily greeted with squash and cucumbers starting to pop their heads up.  Except for the ones that had to be replanted because of a mouse that decided that a snack of squash seeds would be a great idea on Sunday night. Solved that problem by covering the trays with plastic at night.  It has only been 5 days since those seeds were planted.  Little miracles happen every day. They are easy to see if you just look for them.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Good morning! Beautiful day at the farm today. It is supposed to be clearing up over the next couple of days and temps rising, so there will be some happy people and plants here at the farm. We have snap peas, several kinds of beets and carrots, several kinds of kale, spinach already up and growing like mad in the field. The greenhouse is fair to bursting with all manner of wonderful least 10 different kinds of tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, flowers, herbs, eggplant and more.

Every day as soon as I get here, I head to the greenhouse for a look. The miracle of putting a tiny seed in the dirt and then watching what unfolds continues to amaze and delight me, even after all these years of growing food. It gets in your blood and you can't live without it. Margaret Atwood said that "in spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt" and I could not agree more.

Thursday, April 9, 2015


We will be hiring for the farm store in mid May, looking for submissions for resumes now. Ideal candidate would have a solid basic knowledge of organic food and its production, retail experience required, at least 18 years of age, able to lift 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time. This is not necessarily a field job but there may be times when that would be required (harvesting for CSA for example).
Also looking for a Farmer's Market assistant who would assume responsibility for at least one ( possibly two) of our regular weekend markets. This job requires some heavy lifting, set up and display for markets, strong retail experience, knowledge about fruits and vegetables, min. age 18. Must be personable and friendly since would be representing our farm to the public. Must be reliable and able to commit most every weekend June-Oct.
If you know anyone who might be a good candidate for a job here, please have them send a resume to us at our regular email address. CSAINFO@YOURCSA.COM Please put 2015 FARM JOB in the subject line so that emails don't go to spam.