This month, the second month of the year, the month of love. We sit, legs dangling over the edge, looking up and out and over Central Oregon, our home, and reflect on why we grow vegetables and raise meats, why we farm. We do it for the love. The love of the
It’s Official, the Summer Growing Season is Here! This time of the year is a surprisingly busy time for us. Between December and January we map out, count, and plan our next 12 months. What we are growing where? How many successions of which crops? How many rows of melons or summer squash? What
The things we are grateful for in 2023 Our crew from last year Wow, what a winning year last year. In 2023 we started our own Apprentice Program and our first year’s Apprentices knocked our socks off. We feel very strongly about being a place that is integral in inspiring and training future farmers.
photo credit: Melissa Harmon Winter is here and so is the start of our CSA! Dang, and just like that it gets so cold that we can finally accept that winter is here. After almost an entire month living on borrowed time, just waiting for the temperatures to drop and the
The beauty of you all! photo credit: Melissa Harmon What a weekend we had! It was the perfect culmination to an incredible summer! Over the last 2 months we have been harvesting EVERYTHING we grew during the summer. From the last of the lettuce heads and chard
This week, our newsletter is written by Sarahlee Our head honcho, farmer with the plan, owner and vision master Where are you from? I've lived on the farm my entire life. Why Rainshadow? Because of the way this land gathers energy. It's magnetic. What do you hope to learn at the farm this season?
News from the Farm: Wow! Can you believe it? We are heading into our last four weeks of our Summer CSA. My goodness, but what a joy it has been so far. Mostly not too hot and mostly not too smokey. There of course were moments of each. Generally it has been a joy
What is the value of a CSA? There is the economic value wrapped up in choosing to spend your money on a CSA share from Central Oregon. A 2017 study in Central Oregon found that for every dollar spent on a local food product, $0.76 stayed in the community. Comparatively, each dollar spent on