Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spoooktacular + Portland Farmer's Survey

this week Wednesday's market will be SPOOOKTACULAR! the pink beehive might come out... organic fertilizer may cackle, feed may fly, there will be hot chai.. and we will see you there!!
At the People's Co-op Farmer's Market today - Jack-0-Lantern Painting, Chai making demo and tasting, Carved Pumpkin Contest + Costumes! Wed., Oct 26th from 2 - 7pm
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SURVEY for Portland area farmers:  
I'm part of a group that is working to update the City of Portland zoning code in order to reduce regulatory barriers to urban food production and distribution.  If you grow for farmer's markets, CSA or restaurants, we want your input to get an informal sense of what you are already doing, with the goal of helping good urban farm/garden business ventures to flourish within the city.  You can help us by answering this quick, anonymous survey by 2pm this Saturday 10/29.  Please click here:

Thank you for helping us promote urban food production & distribution in Portland. Your input is greatly appreciated!
Naomi, Katy, Donna, Josh, Will & Steve of the Project Advisory Group for the Urban Food Zoning Code Update (Photo of farmer Melanie Plies of Backyard Bounty PDX)

Friday, October 21, 2011

BEES + Film Screening of 'The Greenhorns' Documentary

Farmers and All You Adorable People Who Eat Food!

The Greenhorns, swirl of young farmer posse-driven celebrators are here in PORTLAND oregon. Screening their film and wanting to drink beer with you. Eat food and share stories, resources and news from the policy table. 

2 Nights only:  Tonight! at the Mission Theatre 1624 NW Glisan
                       Saturday night! at Blackbird Farm, Woodland, WA

Greenhorns' Facebook for more details.

Bee Thinking has a few spots open for this Saturday's class with Matt: "Beginning Beekeeping with Top Bar and Warre Hives!"  Highly recommended - Matt's an excellent teacher and fall is a great time to learn and prepare for a spring with your own hive and a herd of honey bees... become a beek.  We love Bee Thinking!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

14' Box Truck joins the herd!

we just picked up this new little animal for our herd... she needs a name. or he... we've been told ships are ladies and trucks are dudes.  gender and names are flexible things.

you have been keeping us very busy and we're excited to increase our capacity for delivery, market and order pick-up sites with this 14' box truck in addition to our truck and trailer. 
and yes, we will be hand painting and making a very colorful drawings on all that white space...
getting orders ready for this week, see you soon! ♥ much love, naomi & neil 
For Vicki, who called this morning, and anyone looking to sharpen tools, a brilliant fall and winter idea - try Sharpening4U - at a number of Farmer's Markets in season and their shop on 3429 NE Sandy in Portland.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

NE Portland = new option to pick up your goods!

* Garlic Descriptions added - read about them here * (10/12/11)

New Drop Site at North Portland Farm, close-in, with a flock of hens, ducks and furry pygora & nigora goats! - Order in advance and pick up this week on Thursday, 10/13, email for more details.   

Place orders by Monday night if you can for feed and other large bags, as we pick up from our warehouse on Tuesday, if you miss that, email later for small items or in case we have it at our office for you.  : )         (Farmer, James Ragsdale at a fair with nigora fiber goats Jeff and Buckaroo, plus a happy young lady)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Oregonian + Ontario Purple Trillium Garlic...mmm!

Video from the Oregonian last week:

See you at market tomorrow Wed, October 5th from 2 - 7pm! We'll also be delivering your orders to The Side Yard Farm drop site on Thursday morning in NE Portland / Cully.

GARLIC: more varieties in this week including: Softnecks - Nootka Silver, Naomi's, Oregon Blue, Polish and Silver Rose & Hardnecks - Music, Naomi's, Ontario Purple Trillium, Russian Giant, Siberian. Chesnok and Killarney available again soon. Come by our booth at People's Co-op on Wednesdays or order by email and pick up at a Drop Site. FLOWERS: We'll also have more of the color flower bulbs we grew in the crates and Flower Bulb Mountain at the old shop, including many tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinth at market and add more info online in case you'd like to pre-order them, too. COVER CROP: wide variety of wonderful seed available, see our list and email for prices, the sizes you need and any questions + we'll also have seed at market.