Many exciting updates to report this week!
Last week, I was so lucky to have the help of two amazing dietetic interns from OHSU’s Graduate Program in Human Nutrition. Serena is spending 1-2 weeks with the farm and Emma will be with us through mid-September! Having extra hands on the farm is a tremendous help, and I’m excited to discuss how connecting with small farms (and farmers!) can impact the way we value our food and nutrition.
Serena (left) & Emma planting lettuce & radicchio in the former kohlrabi bed!
We just wrapped up the bulk of our fall planting (only one more lettuce planting to go for late fall) and have been working to combat moisture-induced diseases among our eggplant & tomatoes. Our summer crops don’t thrive in rainy weather & we’re happy to see some heat & sun in the forecast this week (95°+ tomorrow)! The summer squash and cucumbers seem to be hanging on for just one more week or two--it always surprises me how resilient they can be. As we say goodbye to August this week, we’re starting to look forward to our fall crops including dino kale, leeks, parsnips, storage onions, and tons of winter squash!
Thank you so much to our friends and share members who have made our GoFundMe campaign a success so far! We have already raised enough funds to purchase one share for patients affected by type-1 & type-2 diabetes for the 2020 season. With your help, we hope to supply 15 shares total to patients at OHSU’s Diabetes Health Center. A donation of $25 will feed two households for one week, and a donation of $500 will feed two households for an entire season! Any donation will help achieve the farm’s mission--to provide local, fresh, organically grown produce to those who need it most! Please contribute and share our link to help us make food as medicine a reality.
Please stay tuned for news regarding Early-Bird 2020 CSA registration next week!
This week’s share will include:
Green Leaf Lettuce
Bob’s Red Mill Cranberry Beans