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 Fresh Sauerkraut & other delights http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/139/Fresh-Sauerkraut-+-other-delights Submitted by Debbie, August 15, 2014<br /><br /> <p>Wahoo! The first fresh sauerkraut of the season will be available Sunday to Tuesday at the farm, $8.00 per quart and $5.50 per pint. &nbsp;If you bring your own glass jar we'll take $.50 off. &nbsp;The fresh kraut will keep in your frig for a month or two and has all the lovely probiotics that keep our guts happy. &nbsp;The processed sauerkraut retains the vitamins and minerals but the good bacteria is destroyed in the heat used in processing.</p><br /> <p>We also have a good supply of eggs, French Fillet green beans, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, cucumbers, summer squash, onions, garlic, red and black currant jellies, wild rice and probably a few other things I've forgot. &nbsp;Come on by and enjoy the harvest.&nbsp;</p>tags:news What's in the frig? http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/138/Whats-in-the-frig? Submitted by Debbie, July 12, 2014<br /><br /> <p>Hi Folks,</p><br /> <p>As some of you know we've had an egg famine with our old lady hens only laying 2 eggs a day but now our friend Elena is back from her first year of nursing school and has a new group of young hens laying quite nicely. &nbsp;So the frig is full of eggs, lots of different greens, summer squash is on and with this hot weather this will be the only week for snow and edible pod peas. &nbsp;Come on by and enjoy the bounty.</p>tags:news Wind Damage http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/137/Wind-Damage Submitted by Kevin, June 9, 2014<br /><br /> <div>A couple of weeks ago one of those rapidly-building, volatile high desert winds picked up three of our large greenhouses, twisting and tossing them. &nbsp;One ended up on top of our solar system panels.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.3;">We have had greenhouses moved, even turned up on their sides, &nbsp;but never tossed so wildly and so far. We were a bit stunned! Almost immediately, one of our neighbors was over trying to figure out how he could help, later that evening our family showed up, jolting us out of our stupor, and helped cover the plants that no &nbsp;longer had a greenhouse to protect them. The next day, friends from the Higher Ground Community came to help take the damaged greenhouses apart and further save remaining plants. &nbsp;The Sustainability class from COCC came en mass, picked up the greenhouse that was somewhat intact, and walked it back into place. &nbsp;We had to smile at the young women in their fashion boots and flip flops grabbing their section of the greenhouse and trudging through the muddy, torn up field as if no big deal. &nbsp;And if all this wasn't awesome enough community support, one of our customers came by with a $500 check saying she had heard we'd had a lot of damage.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Though our insurance company told us greenhouses were not part of our farm policy and would not be covered, seeing our community respond was priceless. &nbsp;It reminded us how fortunate we are to be rooted here and how valuable community is in uncertain times. &nbsp;Much gratitude and many thanks to all of you!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jim, Debbie and Brian &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><style type="text/css"> .img_style{ border: 2px solid #CCCCCC; float: none; font-style: italic; margin: 4px 10px 4px 16px; padding: 6px;}</style><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;margin-top: 2em;" src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2896/14378627232_11fb79f923_z.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" /><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;" src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5318/14193416499_a6aa3150c9_z.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" /><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;" src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2898/14379115154_0ea2d754a0_z.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" /><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;" src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/14380073105_05e8fd0f20_z.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" />tags:news Kohlrabi & chard http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/136/Kohlrabi-+-chard Submitted by Debbie, June 7, 2014<br /><br /> Kohlrabi and Chard have been aded to lettuce mix, greens mix, green garlic and kale available in the grey rfrigerator this week at the farm stand.tags:news Thank you Locavore WOOLF party! http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/135/Thank-you-Locavore-WOOLF-party! Submitted by Kevin, May 22, 2014<br /><br /> <p>A big thanks to the Locavore WOOLF party.&nbsp; When I looked at the list of jobs to do on the work board at the end of the day, all of them were done!&nbsp; Planting potatoes, mulching, pulling up landscape fabric, transplanting raspberries and more...WOW!</p><br /><style type="text/css"> .img_style{ border: 2px solid #CCCCCC; float: none; font-style: italic; margin: 4px 10px 4px 16px; padding: 6px;}</style><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;" src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5116/14213281952_3bf2c6bb37_b.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" /><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;" src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5502/14029115527_947cea4c75_b.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" /><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;" src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5536/14029428570_f3aa7f8a31_b.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" /><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;" src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2922/14029710667_896673e7b5_b.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" /><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;" src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5495/14030857120_80f98208c4_b.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" /><img class="img_style" style="max-width: 100%;height: auto;" src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2897/14215132442_9e35f55467_b.jpg" alt=", © st8ofmindz79" title="" />tags:news Lettuce Mix Sale! http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/134/Lettuce-Mix-Sale! Submitted by Debbie, May 23, 2014<br /><br /> What a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. &nbsp;We have a full refrigerator and a special lettuce mix sale with $.50 off per bag. &nbsp;All our other greens are available also, as well as we have started to harvest nice big kales. &nbsp; We have tomato and squash starts for the gardeners, all varieties known to grow well in the Central Oregon climate. &nbsp;Come on by.tags:news New Farm Hand http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/133/New-Farm-Hand Submitted by Kevin, May 15, 2014<br /><br /> <p>We want to introduce you to our new farm hand, Lyla. She's awfully small so be extra careful in our driveway and parking area.</p><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/14192601015_38278c1b35_o.jpg" style="max-width: 100%" title="Lyla and Bear" /><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2939/14169450246_b2983f3479_o.jpg" style="max-width: 100%;margin-top: 20px;" title="Lyla and Bear" />tags:news What's in the Frig? http://www.fieldsfarm.org/news/132/Whats-in-the-Frig? Submitted by Debbie, May 9, 2014<br /><br /> <p>Hi Folks,</p><br /> <p>We've got a nice full frig of Lettuce Mix, Elegant Greens Mix, Spinach, Arugula, Eggs and Wild Rice. &nbsp;Outside are Veggie starts including Summer Squash- Raven Zuchini, Y star Patty Pan and Zephyr. &nbsp;These are all bush types. Winter Squash- Early Butternut, Uncle David's Dessert Buttercup and Zeppelin Delicata. Tomatoes include- San Marazano, Sungold Cherry, Black Cherry, Pruden's Purple.</p><br /> <p>Our CSA is almost full. &nbsp;If you are wanting either a large share at $630 or a small share at $320 let us know soon.</p><br /> <p>Debbie, Jim and Brian</p>tags:news