April on the farm was filled with pig puddles, spring greens, and new energy. Spring has officially arrived. It has been a special time on the farm for the last month. With our Farm Store closure we were able to focus on the needs of the field and transplanted loads of food into the ground. Our 15 hoop houses are filled with spring greens and summer fruits (peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, summer squash). And our greenhouses are filled with ever-growing tomato and basil plants. Our 25 acre field is being filled with onions, potatoes, carrots, beets, brassicas, hemp, corn, dry beans, and more! With summer on the horizon, we are ready to feed our community.
We celebrated the end of our 2019-2020 winter CSA last week with a share filled with spring greens.
**Sign-up for our 2020-2021 Winter CSA will be open in the beginning of July.**
We also welcomed 6 new interns and 2 apprentices to the farm from the Rogue Farm Corps who will be learning and farming alongside Sarahlee for the next six months to understand the farming systems and techniques at Rainshadow. Their enthusiasm and positive energy has really begun to boost the farm in a way we’ve never seen before. We wish to launch them into the world after these six months so they can pursue their farming dreams. We hope you’ll be able to meet some of these stellar humans this summer at our Farm Store, the farmers market in Bend, or at one of our farm to table events.
Our 18-week Summer CSA program begins on Wednesday, June 3rd! Our beloved CSA members, keep your eye on your email as we will send out information on your first pickup this weekend. Our 12-week Summer CSA program won’t begin until July 15th. You will receive information about your pickup as the date becomes closer. We will also be at the Bend Farmers Market on Wednesday, June 3rd AND will be re-opening our Farm Store on Wednesday, June 3rd!Farm Store Re-Opening!
Our Farm Store will be open for business beginning on Wednesday June 3rd. We will be open each Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-3pm for our community to purchase our veggies, pastured meats, fresh milled flour, pickled goods, and more.
We will be serving farm to table lunches on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning on June 4th. Reservations strongly recommended. You can email [email protected] to make a reservation. We will be serving our famous farm to table pizzas on Saturdays! Check out our website for daily lunch specials.
We will be seating lunch parties at least 6′ apart for lunch and will not seat groups over 10 people together. We require all guests and CSA members to our Farm Store to wash their hands before entering. We also ask that guests stay 6′ apart from other guests. Our Farm Store is small, so if you come to visit and it is busy to the point where you cannot maintain physical distance from others, please wait outside on our deck or in the sun.