Change of Date


Just wanted you all to know that we switched our “pay by this date” and get the share for $425. We’re switching it from March 15, 2009 to April 15, 2009. We realized we wouldn’t be at market until the end of March and we should give folks who find out about our CSA at market some time to get the good “discount” deal. I just wanted to let you know so if you were comparing the brochure I sent you via email vs. the one’s we’re mailing out this week, you wouldn’t have to wonder, “What the heck?”


Blue Fox Farm

p.s. This is in reference to our new 2009 Brochures that we just put up on the website. They can be found at this link:

What’s at market? Week of April 27th

Okay, so we’ve finally had some sunny warm days to make things grow a bit. First, I’d like to mention to all of our great CSA members a little about our weird spring…… When we decided to try our new hybrid CSA program I knew one of the challenges of the new style of program would be to make sure that there was food available for the CSA members at the beginning of the market day as well as the end of the day so folks didn’t feel pressured to get there as the bell rang to get the best stuff. So we’ve planned for this by planting another acre or so of extra veggies. This way we can have piles of food throughout the market.

Well this has been an unusually cold and rainy spring for all of us. Things are planted out in the field (a little over 3 acres already) yet many things have just been sitting there. It’s been too cold. So I wanted to apologize in advance and in retrospect to any of our CSA members who have come later in the past couple of weeks to find our stand nearly bare. We’re going to have obscene amounts of food very soon. Even tomorrow we’ll have more food than the last couple of weeks.

The other side to the supply problem is not really a problem. It’s actually amazing…. we’ve been bringing all the food we have, and even on rainy, windy, or snowy market days, the people are coming for their food. This tells me that people want our food as a source of nourishment. It’s not just a fad adhered to on perfect sunny days. “Oh let’s go to market, it’s nice out.” No. I imagine it’s more like, “I like to eat real food, let’s go to market.” What I’m saying here- another reason we keep running out of food at market is because people are eating it all. What a simple, yet beautiful concept.

So here’s what we have at market this week:

  • Salad Mix (I’m bringing a lot more this week)
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli Raab (Our favorite spring green)
  • Cauliflower (the last of the over wintered)
  • Green Garlic
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Leeks
  • Radishes
  • Salad Turnips
  • Giant Red Mustard

The field grown spinach is coming soon, head lettuce is working up it’s courage to grow fast, and our new rounds of kale, chard, and collards are cruising towards edibility. Oh, and we’re planting our tomatoes in the hoophouse on Wednesday. We’ll see if we can get some July 4th tomatoes again like last year.

Update: Oh and one more thing- in my continuing experiences with multimedia here’s a video I took with my phone while making growing beds the other day. Nuthin’ too fancy but hey…….

Market- Week of April 6

This week at market:

  • Salad Mix
  • Spinach !!!
  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Beets
  • Brassica Florets
  • Carrots
  • Loose Chard
  • Loose Kale
  • Collards
  • Leeks
  • Parsley
  • Tat Soi
  • Mustard Greens

Not much has changed in what we’re bringing to market this week except for some very lovely and tasty spinach. We cooked some up tonight and were amazed at how thick and flavorful the leaves are. Oregon has some great spinach growing conditions in the spring- the spring truly is the time for spinach.

We still have shares available for the 2008 season. Check out our link here on the website for info.

The First of Many Online Newsletters

Hello fellow food eaters,

It really is unbelievable that we’re already at the first week of market tomorrow. We noticed how we were out of practice harvesting today…… harvest took quite a bit longer than it should have. I came in around 8 this evening. Whew! Well don’t worry, this happens every season at the first harvest. It’s a reminder to ourselves that we need to wake up from our winter slumber. We’ve had a fun winter with our new little boy, Demian. He’s not quite ready to drive the tractor yet, but he is working on his first tooth. He and his mom should be at market tomorrow for a bit. Come by and say hi.

So we will have food tomorrow at the Ashland market. We’ll have:

Salad Mix
Tat Soi Bunches
Giant Red Mustard Bunches
Loose Carrots (Very Sweet!)
Brassica Florets (These are the shoots from broccoli,cauliflower, and collards that were planted last fall)
Loose Green Kale
Loose Red Russian Kale
Collard Bunches
Loose Chard
Parlsey Bunches
Yellow Storage Onions
Loose Beets

Besides the Salad Mix, Tat Soi, Baby Bok Choy, and Mustard Greens everything else has been overwintered. Pretty amazing how tough vegetables really are (It got down to 25 degrees here last night) and what a great growing climate we live in.

Once we get our act together (next week) we’ll start featuring vegetables as they come into season and coordinate recipes to go with the vegetables available that week. If you have any other ideas please let us know via email or by leaving a comment on the blog.

See you tomorrow at market!

Chris, Melanie, and Demian