Our Summer CSA is open for sign-up!
We’re thrilled to see you today at our CSA pickup! What a lovely, warm month January was. Of course it snowed on the farm last night, reminding us that winter is still here for a few more months and we definitely need to keep waiting for spring food. Ah, the magic of seasonal eating.
This month you’ll find the LAST of the winter Asian greens. We’ve cleared out those Yukina Savoy’s for you to enjoy and to make space for some spring crops in our hoop houses. Each bed is valuable real estate and we’re excited to fill that space with babies that will nourish us come the REAL springtime!
You’ll also find a little heap of Siberian Kale. This particular variety of kale is a no-fail winter kale that keeps our salad bowls happy through the winter months. It is incredibly resilient to winter temps and loves the crisp winter sun. If your kale has wilted at all, just soak it in cold water for about an hour after pickup and it should crisp right up!
We’ve also harvested some mustard greens for all of you. Just a few to garnish some of your winter meals and add some mustard spice to your flavor pallet.
ON FARM PICKUP (SATURDAYS) 11:00AM-3:00PM
Saturday pickup at our Farm Store. 71290 Holmes Rd, Sisters OR 97759.
We’ll be outside Oliver Lemon’s, across the street.
We’ll be parked at the Centennial Park downtown.
We will be at the Deschutes Main Services Building north parking lot at 1300 NW Wall Street.
2020 pickup dates left:
March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th
This month we’re challenging YOU to bring on the food-spiration! Are you a part of the Facebook group?? Do you have an email account?? Then YOU can participate in this CSA EXCLSIVE challenge!
The other week someone in the Farm Store asked us what crop does the best on our farm. The answer was obvious. BEETS. Our farm ALWAYS pumps our beets like no other. Not only do we always have too many beet plants, they also turn out to be the size of a small chicken, if not bigger…
This month we’re launching a beet recipe challenge! We’re looking for the most creative, innovative ways to use up all those lovely beets in your CSA shares.
The winner will receive one free ticket to a Sunday brunch AND a pint of our famous Rainshadow Pickles!! Instructions below to enter:
Step 1) Join our CSA member Facebook group
Step 2) Cook up an amazing meal, side dish, sauce, pastry, bread item, chip, etc. using your Rainshadow CSA beets
Step 3) POST a picture of your cooking creation with the recipe shared in the description!
EVERYONE who shares a beet cooking creation will be entered in a drawing to win a brunch ticket and some pickles! You can enter AS MANY times as you’d like, only increasing your chances of winning!
You have until Sunday, March 1st to enter your beet cooking creations!
***IF YOU DON’T HAVE A FACEBOOK, that’s OK! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org your beet cooking creation and recipe to be entered in the drawing.
Have you been reading Braiding Sweetgrass? Kimmerer has been immersing our thoughts on the farm with love and reciprocity, helping us to know the world in a more holistic way.
We hope you’ll join us for our first book club meeting this Thursday, January 9th. We will be meeting at Jackson’s Corner (west) at 6:30pm to enjoy a locally sourced dinner and discuss the role of nature and reciprocity in our lives and how those ideals pertain to organic farming.
Our Valentines Dinner ticketd are all SOLD OUT! But we still have some space at this one-of-a-kind dinner!
Our Summer CSA is open for sign-up!
Join Rainshadow and Silver Moon as they partner together to share in locally crafted beer, and farm food! This year is Silver Moon’s 20th anniversary as a brewery. They are focused on expanding their collaborations and partnerships this year in celebration of their growth in the craft beer industry. They will be showcasing some of their small batch, limited edition beers paired with Rainshadow food for this special dinner event. Our chef, Travis Taylor will be catering this dinner, showcasing all March has to offer on the farm.