fieldsfarm.org News http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news.php fieldsfarm.org is the website of Fields Farm in Bend Oregon. webmaster@cotamtb.org (Dale Friedkin) PHP CSA Shares http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/130/CSA-Shares Submitted by Debbie, April 16, 2014<br /><br /> <p>Hey it's an early spring and veggies are coming on! &nbsp;Both large and small CSA shares are available, Large share-$630, Small share-$320</p>tags:news Spring Greens! http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/129/Spring-Greens! Submitted by Debbie, April 15, 2014<br /><br /> <p>After several months of root vegetables we are just craving greens. There is nothing better than the first harvest of greens in spring. &nbsp;They are the sweetest and most tender of the season. We've had salads twice a day for the last few days. Yesterday we got the wash station cleaned and ready for harvest. &nbsp;We delivered a nice bunch of lettuce mix, spring greens braising mix and arugula to Locavore and the Farm Stand refrigerator is full too. &nbsp;Eggs and Wild Rice are also available. &nbsp;Please excuse the construction materials still in the Farm Stand shed, we'll be moving those out over the next week. &nbsp;Please come help yourself or if it's your first time here feel free to give a honk and we'll come help you. &nbsp;This is the earliest harvest we have experienced in our 25 years on the farm, enjoy the bounty.</p><br /> <p>Debbie, Jim and Brian</p>tags:news Spring news http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/128/Spring-news Submitted by Debbie, March 24, 2014<br /><br /> <p>Hi Folks,</p><br /> <p>Life is picking up here on the farm. &nbsp;The first lettuce, arugula and spinach starts go into the ground this week, so look for the first harvest of the best tender greens in 3 weeks! &nbsp;Before life gets to hectic and these news items turn into a brief listing of what produce we have, &nbsp;we wanted to respond to a couple of you who wondered what we read during the winter. &nbsp;Actually Jim reads on a &nbsp;wide diversity of topics from farming to astronauts to bicycling and all sorts of stories. &nbsp;There is one book we thought worth mentioning called "Farmacology" by Daphne Miller, a very readable book on what small diverse farms can teach us about health.</p><br /> <p>Our big event of the winter was our oldest son got married last week. &nbsp;We had a wonderful dinner down at Locavore for both families and the wedding party, 55 in all. &nbsp;Many thanks to Gordon and Aliza from Baked Bakery and all our extended family who chopped, sliced, cooked, served and decorated for this event. &nbsp;It was followed by a pretty darn close to perfect wedding at Aspen Hall the following day.</p><br /> <p>We still have CSA shares for sale, both large and small. &nbsp;We've opened 10 new shares this year as we have Brian McNaughton back farming with us. &nbsp;Brian is bringing you some veggies we have not grown much of, including artichokes, celery and eggplant all of which are doing well in the greenhouse now.</p><br /> <p>In the sales shed there are plenty of eggs, wild rice and potatoes available.&nbsp;</p>tags:news More CSA news, eggs http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/127/More-CSA-news,-eggs Submitted by Debbie, March 11, 2014<br /><br /> <p>Hi Folks,</p><br /> <p>CSA shares are available, $630 for a large share, $320 for a small share. &nbsp;Pick ups will be available at the Locavor Store at 1216 NE 1st St. (behind Miller Lumber) as well as at the farm. &nbsp;Please give us a call if you have any questions, 541-382-8059 or email.&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>The ladies are pretty happy to see some sunny weather and have begun to bless us with eggs. &nbsp;They are in the grey refigerator along with some potatoes. &nbsp;They are $5.00/ dozen. &nbsp;Don't mind the lumber, we're doing some repair work on the sunspace and it will be out of the way soon.</p><br /> <p>Jim, Debbie and Brian</p>tags:news CSA Time! http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/126/CSA-Time! Submitted by Debbie, January 31, 2014<br /><br /> <p>We had a lovely winter vacation and now we're ready for the 2014 farming season. The first thing we plan for is our 2014 CSA. &nbsp;We're offering our large shares once again at $630.00 for 26 weeks and a large bag of veggies for storage at the end of the season. &nbsp;Our small shares are $320.00 for the same 26 weeks. &nbsp;The large shares will have 10 to 15 items in the bag, the variety increases as the season progresses and small shares 5 to 7 items. &nbsp;To sign up for a share mail or come on by with check or cash, your name, address, phone number and email. &nbsp; You can pay in full or in 2 payments, 1/2 to secure your share and the second payment due by the end of June. &nbsp;</p><br /> <p>Brian MacNaughton, who has worked for us in the past, is joining us farming this season and is bringing some new varieties of vegetables to try. &nbsp;We finished one of our greenhouse projects for &nbsp;even earlier greens &nbsp;and more ripe tomatoes!</p><br /> <p>We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your confidence in us as growers of your food. &nbsp;Any questions, give us a call at 541-382-8059 or email.</p><br /> <p>Jim, Debbie and Brian</p><br /> <p>Fields Farm, &nbsp;61915 Pettigrew Rd. Bend, OR &nbsp;97702</p><br /> <p><br /><br /> </p><br /> <p><br /><br /> </p>tags:news Update http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/125/Update Submitted by Debbie, December 20, 2013<br /><br /> <p>Hi folks,</p><br /> <p>Just want to let you know we still have 5 varieties of potatoes, a few jars of sauerkraut, garlic herb powders, wild rice,&nbsp;onions, beets and some bags of garlic cloves. &nbsp;We are pretty much out of heads of garlic but there is always heads with damaged cloves so we took the good cloves and made 1/2 lb bags for $3.00.</p><br /> <p>Merry Christmas to all and a happy solstice! &nbsp;(I will be sooo happy to see our days get longer)</p>tags:news Brrrrrrr http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/124/Brrrrrrr Submitted by Debbie, December 5, 2013<br /><br /> <p>Hi Folks,</p><br /> <p>During this cold snap all the veggies are stuffed in the grey refrigerator to keep them from freezing. &nbsp;Feel free to open the sales shed door and pick up what you need from the refrigerator. &nbsp;The sauerkraut is inside the sunroom attached to our house. &nbsp;Come through the gate into the yard and knock on the sunroom door if you would like sauerkraut or garlic powders or quince jelly. &nbsp;</p><br /> <p>Stay Warm!</p>tags:news Fields Farm News http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/123/Fields-Farm-News Submitted by Debbie, November 24, 2013<br /><br /> <p>Hi Folks,</p><br /> <p>It's Thanksgiving week and we have just taken the last batch of sauerkraut out of the crocks! &nbsp;We are thankful for this abundant year. &nbsp;With the help of some deer fencing we had a prolific cabbage crop. &nbsp;Listening to the gentle glug, glug of the fermentation process as cabbage is transformed into crisp, tangy sauerkraut has added to the richness of our farm life. &nbsp;This final batch of the season is out in the sales shed along with our Old Fashioned Quince Jelly.</p><br /> <p>Garlic Herb powders including Plain Garlic, Garlic Basil, Fiesta Blend and Seasonal Seasoning are available to spice up your holiday meals. &nbsp;It's potato sale time!</p><br /> <p>20 Lbs for $20, &nbsp;10 lbs for $11.00 &nbsp;Varieites include German Butterball, a smoooth yellow skin wwith deep yellow interior, good for mashing, baking, cottage fries, an all around delicous potato. &nbsp;Our red potato is Chieftain with a smooth red skin and creamy white interior.</p><br /> <p>Fingerling potatoes include Russian Banana and Peruvian Purple. &nbsp;Both are delicious roasted, steamed, in stews. &nbsp;Baked, one of our local bakeries has been using them in a potato cheese bread. &nbsp;10 lbs for $12.50.</p><br /> <p>Carrots, beets, onions, garlic &nbsp;are also on the table or in the refrigerator.</p><br /> <p>Come on by, stock up for winter and your holiday meals. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p>tags:news