Wednesday, March 31, 2010


is airing on CBS 'The Early Show' during the 8am hour this Thursday 4/1... and Nellie, Sebastian and Moon Shark will be on national tv with goats Darlin' and Cheyenne from the Going Goaty collective on April fools day.. right next to Sandra Bullock stories?? wild...... (on 4/1) link above goes to the online clip. Emily, Jill and all the goaties are so cute!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Fight Over GMO Sugar Beets on OPB

On air at 9am and 9pm today on Think Out Loud. Discussing the lawsuit Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed is involved in (below). Listen on OPB or read online here!

Capital Press article, "GMO Ban Threatens Industry"

On the Organic Seed Alliance, "Sugar Beet Industry's Opinion on Roundup Ready Sugar Beets and Frank Morton’s Response"

just heard them read a response from Katie Kulla on how this deregulation of GMO sugar beets negatively effects seed growing in the Willamette Valley. We have organic seeds grown by Katie's farm, Frank's farm and Adaptive Seeds' farm and others which all deal with this very important issue of cross-pollination contamination.

Friday, March 26, 2010

3 ducklings + 33 birthday

Compost! 12 pallets of Teufels, plus Ground Up / MarWest, Black Gold and Gardener & Bloome await your planty activities... big day of deliveries, including lots of fertilizer meals and amendments, another big order from Eco-Nutrients (thanks for all of your fervor for their kelp and fish!) and there's lots of organic straw, hay and feed in the barn. Ordered more seeds last night, too, while sitting by the ducklings with tea... mmm, so nice. Placing an order with Horizon Herbs and ordering more taters from Irish Eyes, give us a hoot if you'd like any goodies from either. Also have a duckling order which will hatch near Easter, please contact us if you're interested.

33 today and about to go take a sunshine break with Cooper, Foof and Flash...

Friday, March 19, 2010

POTATOES + Bee Movie = Saturday at 8pm

Organic seed potatoes from Irish Eyes are in! Yukon, Caribe, Viking Purple, German Butterball and Rose Finn Apple Fingerlings. (Photos in order of potatoes listed and copyright of Irish Eyes)

Queen of the Sun, bee documentary this Saturday at 8pm - special screening at Sunnyside Methodist Church, SE 35th and Yamhill. Proceeds benefit the Queen of the Sun finishing fund and Spikenard Farm and Honeybee Sanctuary.

Plus bee workshops with Gunther Hauk & Vivian Struve-Hauk, hosted at the Portland Waldorf School

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Love Your Dirt

Organic Soil Amendments, Testing & Cover Crops Workshop this Sunday at the shop from 1 - 4pm

This class is through the City of Portland's Urban Growth Bounty Series. You can register online through their site or call / email our shop ahead to reserve a spot - $20

You are welcome to bring soil tests and other questions.  Outdoors and hands on.

3 colors of the sweet "Support Oregon's Family Farms" shirts are in.  All proceeds benefit the strong, smart advocacy work of Friends of Family Farmers : )  

97 varieties of Uprising Seeds in stock and Adaptive may bring their rack soon, too...  lots of PEAS and so many beautiful seeds.  Lots of books, tools starting to land, first round of cover crops is in, lots of feed, fertilizer and amendments.  Sunshine...!  And organic potatoes by UPS tomorrow?  CBS interviewed the goats yesterday.. and went to Going Goaty Collective, too!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

This weekend

Saturday, 3/13 - "Organic Soils and Compost" 12 - 1pm - METRO Natural Gardening Workshop by Naomi, here + FREE, Register online here!

Saturday, 3/13 - Grow Portland Seed Club 5 - 7pm here at the shop, more info on their site.

Sunday, 3/14 -
Manifest Men's Garden Club meeting here at 1:30pm for a talk with Naomi on organic gardening and chicken keeping!

See updated baby chicks on the HENS+CHICKS link above and Nellie and Sebastian's mom Lullaby and fellow mama Delta, just had kids.... if you are looking for a pygmy goats, contact Julie at Paradise Point.

Siskiyou Seeds are here!

Don Tipping of Siskiyou Seeds and Seven Seeds Farm in Williams, Oregon, just brought up their handmade rack stocked with seeds, including "Faro" Quinoa (see the article by Conner Voss in In Good Tilth!) and 5 other grains, we selected to compliment the varieties we have from Uprising Seeds. We've been ordering weekly from Uprising and have 500 more packets on order, coming this week... We've sold nearly a thousand of their seed packets since they brought their handmade rack with all the lovely photos of each plant in mid-January. Many organic small farm seeds from FEDCO and Lonesome Whistle have also found homes with you, too. We'd like to bring in Adaptive Seeds, too, and encourage you to check them out- UPDATE, order is in as of 3/12, seeds will be coming.. yay! And we have a mix of organic and local conventional cover crops seeds coming in next week, many varieties...!

Thank you so much for supporting organic, regionally farm grown seeds with so much joy. Your enthusiasm and support is incredible, we along with all of our vendors, have so much gratitude.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Diggin' Roots starts are here!

InFARMation + Starts + Seeds and Potatoes

Tonight Anne Berblinger from Gales Meadow Farm will be speaking about Plant & Seed Diversity at InFARMation - Roots Organic Brewery, Portland, 6:30 -8:30pm yum! Grow Portland seed club there at 5:30pm, too. And Wednesday is the March Portland Multnomah Food Policy Council meeting 4 - 6pm at City Hall, Rose Room.

Don Tipping may land today with a rack from Siskiyou Seeds in Williams, OR... with tasty varieties that will compliment the ones we have from Uprising Seeds!

and we have a couple big Cover Crop Seed orders in and Organic Potatoes are on the way from Irish Eyes... oh the yumminess..... (see Viking Purple)

okay a lot of ands... AND.. I just heard Sarah and Conner say that starts are
out and available!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fruit Socks & Siskiyou Seeds !

from the Home Orchard Society are in, formerly known as nylon footies, both plain to protect against apple maggots and! socks lovingly hand-dipped in Surround kaolin clay by Ted Swensen - protect against apple maggots and codling moth in a deliciously organic way!

* * * HOS Fruit Propagation Fair a.k.a Scion Exchange is this Saturday, March 6th, at the Washington County Fairplex 10 - 4pm * * *

lots of new varieties of Uprising Seeds came in the mail today and we'll have Siskiyou Seeds next week, too! and oooooh! and Saturday, March 6th, is the Terra Nova Community Farm FUNdraiser in the Lola Room of the Crystal Ballroom - only $5, dance in support of a super neat CSA student farm, your body will love it.

: : Farmer-Chef Connection is this Monday, March 8th ! : :

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


* Our new hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 to 6pm and Sunday 12 - 4pm *

Goats in USA Today!

Woke up to find the goaties made national this possible?! Wow. They deserve extra nuzzles, treats and a really good walk today. (Neil walking Nellie and Sebastian & Naomi with Nellie, Moon Shark in the doorway)