|This season’s CSA always seems to have salad mix as an option. We start our salad mix seeds by directly seeding them in the ground about a month before the lettuce can be harvested. That same crop can be harvested every couple weeks for 6 weeks. After the 3rd harvest, we pull the bed and flip it into something new as we rotate our crops around the farm to prevent weeds and pests. Above you can see one of our farmers, Christine, harvesting this weeks salad mix with our fancy salad harvester. The salad harvester, which uses an electric drill to power its blade, has also allowed us to include even more salad mix in our shares. Can you imagine harvesting all those little lettuce leaves by hand with a pairing knife? (That was reality up to the start of this season!) Enjoy some salad mix this week and don’t forget to bring your big tupperwares and reusable bags to put it in.
In addition to those salad tupperwares, don’t forget your clean containers and various bags for all the other things.
This week we are adding on about 30 new CSA members for our “Heat of the Summer” CSA. Our crops are coming in strong and we are so excited to welcome these nes members to the Rainshadow Organics community as we share the bounty of our fields.
Just a reminder to all: we are continuing on our personal shopping experience at the Bend Farmers Market. Bring your bags, wait in line, and then, when you get up to Sarahlee, she will help you choose your veggies. How many veggies you get will be determined by what size CSA share you have signed up for.
We will see you and your smiling masked face tomorrow. Don’t forget to wash your hands before entering the farm store or picking your veggies with Sarahlee.