It seems the month of March is meant for catching up on rainfall. It has been non-stop here at the farm, making planting and planning quite difficult. 2 of our hoop houses have small rivers running through them. The fourth hoop house got it’s plastic cover back on, on Tuesday when there was a short break in the rain and wind. Unfortunately it has to dry out before we can prepare the beds, so we wait for it to heat up.
Our season begins April 13th with our opening potluck. The party starts at 3:00 and goes until 6 or 7 at night. We will fire up the pizza oven and we ask you to bring a dish to pass plus plate and cutlery for your family. We will have farm tours, orientation to the season and if all works out some contra dancing.
The first harvest is April 14th (you can pick up on April 13th if you want) for Monday group and April 17th for the Thursday pick-up. More information will come to you at your email address as we approach the start of the season.
We still have shares available for the 2014 season, tell your friends and family, now is the time to join our community.
We have been active in the Washington County Commissioners race. We feel there are several candidates that speak to a much more healthy Washington County who will redirect this Oregon important county. Elizabeth Furse is running for our district, she is a fireball. She has tons of legislative experience and has her eye on making vital downtowns while protecting farmland. Check out her website at: www.elizabethfurse.com. Equally exciting is the candidate Allen Amabisca who is running against Andy Duyck for Chair of the Washington County Commissioners. He promises a real change in the direction of Washington County from special interests (developers) to citizens. Please do check out his website at www.allenamabisca.com. Even if you do not live in Washington County consider donating to their campaigns. This is very important race that will affect land use policy for the entire state and for our CSA. We will keep you posted as the election grows closer, please do get involved.
This is a great conversation about what a CSA is and where the movement is going and where it falls short. It is important to know the history of CSA and what you are a part of . . . http://bdnow.org/?p=601