Saturday, November 29, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Another awesome thing that happened is that we were "discovered" by a really cool restaurant. It is called D-Vine Bistro ( http://www.dvinebistro.com/ ). Two weeks ago Chef Ramon came out and picked up a few small samples from us. This past Thursday he and Chef Carlos came early and cleaned us out pretty well (another reason to increase production). Anyway, Natalie and I recently visited the restaurant and there we were mentioned on the menu of the nightly specials (I'll throw that up too when I get a chance). Let me tell you, D-Vine is a great restaurant! Excellent food with a nice atmosphere. Check out their website and then go eat there. Support the businesses that suport local farmers.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. We are most of the way through our first client's raised garden bed. Sorry Gavin & Emily, I could install Monday if you guys weren't in CA. This one was a little bit of research for us, so they got a great deal. If anyone else is interested in having us come build, install and plant a reaised bed garden in your yard, please let us know. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the time being. Just as a reference piont, they did a 4' x 12' x 30" bed with a fully prepared soil and a simple irrigation system and that would run about $450. That may be a lot of money, especially right now, but being able to grow and eat healthy, organic food in your own yard is priceless. Remember, that is just an example, smaller would cost less, but we also can show you different styles and woods that add durability, but would cost more.
So, that is what is going on around here right now. I will try to figure out a way to post what we currently have available, so keep checking back!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
So, if you have never heard of Slow Food USA, I encourage you to look into it. One of their programs is the Ark of Taste. They find foods that have a distinctive flavor of some cultural significance that was lost or near lost and support growers and producers of those food products. During the summer, we grew the Moon & Stars variety of watermelon, which is one of the Ark fruits. We had several customers inform us that although they weren't extremely sweet, they were very good down to the rind. I have to agree. even when eaten prematurely, they were very tasty. This fall/winter/spring we will be growing three new Ark of Taste crops: Speckled Lettuce, Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce and Inchelium Red Garlic. Personally, I've never tried any of these, so it will be a new experience for me. I can't vouch for the flavor yet, but we're doing everything we can to get our soil prepared to grow the best tasting and most nutritious food that we can. Hope you enjoy!
p.s. - It's not too late for special request produce!!!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Now, getting ready for fall (farmers always have to think at least 4 - 6 months ahead), we are planting our squash and pumpkins for our heirloom pumpkin patch that will be open to the public. We have 17 different varieties of pumpkin-type squash, from your standard orange to white, blue, green, stripey, bumpy, warty, thick skinned for cooking, hulless seeds for eating... you will have to just come out and see it. I can't predict the future, but my guess is that we will have a wider variety than you can find anywhere else in the valley. If you have a special request for something you'd like to see in the fall, please let us know within the next couple of weeks. Like I said before, farmers have got to think 4 - 6 months in advance, so the earlier you tell us, the better we can plan.
See you at the market!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
So, we have had many inquiries as to whether or not we are an organic farm. The answer is yes, but we are not USDA certified organic, so we cannot claim to be organic. However, we are Certified Naturally Grown. Is there a difference? Yes, and I encourage you as a consumer to find out what it is. You can click on the link to read about the CNG program. Thanks for supporting your local, natural farmers.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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We also have jalapenos and cucumbers that are sprouting up.
Our corn is getting really tall. Some of it is even taller than Brecken.
We also have lots of squash, zucchini, okra, tomatoes, and cantaloupe planted. They are also growing. We are hoping we will be ready to sell at the end of May, beginning of June. It is so fun and exciting to see how a plant can grow from seed to veggie with just water and sun!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
So, a little about us. We are the Bogle and Craghead families. This is not just Tom and Reuben. We have had a lot of help from all family members. We farm the land where we grew up. We have watched it change for better and for worse. We believe there is so much potential in the land just waiting to be released. We are not farmers, but our fathers were as their fathers were before them. We just believe that people can do so much more for themselves than they think. We believe in the soil and the seed and the miracle that occurs when the two come together. So, regularly we get together and put a bunch of seeds in the ground, in patterns, usually lines. We put a lot of care into each one and they reward us for our efforts. We provide for them throughout their lives, and they return the favor. Honest to goodness food. Seed, soil, sun, water, work and work. Yes, that is a lot of work. But it is for a good reason. We want to give you access to real food. So, here it is. Real food, locally grown by real people who you can really shake hands with.