This Week’s Share
|Carrots (tops off)||2 pounds||1 pound|
|Collard Greens||1 bunch||1/2 bunch|
|Eggplant||3 pounds||1 1/2 pounds|
|Joi Choi (Bok Choi)
||2 heads||1 head|
|Onions, Cortland Yellow||4 each||2 each|
|Turnips, Japanese White||2 pounds||1 pound|
|Tomatoes, Heirlooms||2 pounds||1 pound|
|Tomatoes, New Girl Slicers||6 pounds||3 pounds|
- Eggplant: We are going big on eggplant this week and it’s the last of the season, so whip up your favorite dishes for eating now or saving for winter.
- Joi Choi: Please take note that the choi heads in your share this week have very delicate greens and stems. Consider any broken leaves you might find a head start in your prep cooking.
- Tomatoes: As the saying goes, were going out with a bang. Make sure to do your favorite tomato recipes for eating or saving this week, because this is the last large distribution of the season. If the weather allows were hoping to do one more smaller round next week.
Canola Update – It’s Time to Act
September 28 Rally and Hearing! Learn about the issue and take action
ODA has filed a permanent rule changing the protected boundaries in the Willamette Valley and two other locations in Oregon. Allowing canola production in these areas will have detrimental affects on the viability and ability of specialty seed growers and fresh market producer growers already established in these areas.
Actions you can take:
- Attend the Hearing on September 28th at the Salem Fairgrounds, testify, and submit your comments.
- RSVP by emailing Leah
Date: September 28th, 2012
Location: Friendship Square at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Cascade Hall – 2330 17th St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 (directions, map)
- Sign the Petition asking ODA Director Katy Koba and Governor Kitzhaber to leave the current Canola rule in place (No New Rule Needed!)
- Donate to help support the fight and fund the rally!
- Email your comments to ODA
Farm to City
Join us in supporting the Sauvie Island Center on Thursday, October 11th as they bring their farm-based educational program into the city. The rooftop of the Ecotrust building will be overflowing with excitement, farm-fresh hors d’ oeurves and local beer and wine. They will premier a new short film about the Center. The fun starts at 5:30 pm. Tickets are available online in advance for just $20 per person, or $25 the day of the event.