Hope you have been enjoying all the winter weather both sun and rain. We are in the fields less and in the office more this time of year. We are crop planning for 2012, seed ordering and in just a few weeks the greenhouse will be turned back on. Outside we still have a few field clean up projects that keep us busy.
We look forward to growing for you in 2012. If you have not yet signed up for the 2012 CSA season now is a great time to do so. Sign up in January and you will receive a thank you from one of our partner businesses. Enjoy a free loaf of bread from Grand Central Bakery, free appetizers from Lincoln Restaurant, or 30% off a 2012 cooking class at Cook with What you Have. All you need to do is fill out the 2012 Community Farm Agreement and send in your $100 deposit to the address below.
Catherine Deumling of Cook with What you Have and Shari Raider will be teaching 3 classes together this season. The first, the Cook and the Farmer, class will be in February at her cooking studio in inner SE Portland. The other two, the Cook and the Farmer, classes will be out at the farm during the growing season. Here is a peek into the February class….
The Cook and the Farmer
Saturday, February 4, 2012 11AM – 1:30 PM — $75
Cook With What You Have (Inner SE PDX)
This class presents an opportunity to cook and learn about farming in our region with Shari Raider of Sauvie Island Organics as well as Katherine Deumling of Cook With What you Have. February is a good time to both look back and forward. We will cook with some of the produce that was preserved in earlier months as well as use fresh and storage crops from Sauvie Island Organics (and other local farms). Things like carrots, winter squash, potatoes and hearty greens are perfect this time of year. And while the choices might be fewer this time of year, the possibilities are not.
Do you still have any SIO Bins?
If you have any SIO bins please send us a quick email. We would like to be able to coordinate pick up of any bins that have not yet been returned. Thank you.