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Week 20 from Valley Flora!

  • Carrots
  • Eggplant - winding down for the season. This might be the last of it, unless we get one more bonus harvest next week. I made a yummy Korean-inspired recipe this week that I recommend: Eggplant Bulgogi. I found it to be on the almost-too-salty side, so you might omit the salt in the marinade.
  • Yellow Onions
  • Crimson Potatoes - pink inside! This variety is on the starchier side of the spectrum, which makes it great for potato salad or fries. I made a potato salad a few weeks ago with our crimson and yellow potatoes and then added in all the veggies I had on hand: carrots, peppers, celery and fresh herbs, plus olives, capers and hard-boiled eggs. I'd never seen such colorful potato salad - the full rainbow!
  • Scarlet Queen Turnips
  • Scarlet Kabocha Winter Squash - a wonderful squash that will do it all: peel (or not), cube/slice, and roast; steam and mash; pie! It has sweet, semi-tropical flavor. It's not the best keeper in our squash line-up, so better to eat it sooner than later.
  • Thyme

On Rotation:

  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Romanesco

THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK OF ABBY'S GREENS SALAD SHARES!

If you are a Salad Share member, this week will be your final delivery of Abby's Greens for the season. Salad Shares operate on a 20 week season, whereas the Harvest Basket season goes for 28 weeks. Hats off to Abby for another year of beautiful salad! As long as the weather allows, Abby's Greens will continue to be available at the Wednesday and Saturday farmstand by pre-order (if you haven't ordered farmstand produce but would like to, here's all the info: https://www.valleyflorafarm.com/shopthefarmstand). They will also be available at the Langlois Market, Port Orford Co-Op, Mothers, Coos Head Food Co-Op, and McKay's, as well as at a number of restaurants (Barnacle Bistro, Redfish, The Nest Cafe, Lord Bennett's, Edgewaters, and sometimes 7 Devils Brewery). 

Remember, if you are a Harvest Basket member, there are still 8 MORE WEEKS to go, so don't forget to pick up your tote of veggies each week, through the week of December 6th! There's still lots of fun fall bounty to come!

 

Newsletter: 

How to Shop our Farmstand this Summer!

Summer is here and the farmstand is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 11:30 to 2:30! 

Our farmstand is primarily pre-order, with the occasional odds and ends available for drop-in shopping. We use a web platform called Local Line that allows you to place your order from our webstore. We then custom harvest and pack your order and have it waiting for you on your farmstand pickup day. 

If you’d like to shop with us and haven’t registered an account with Local Line, it’s quick and easy. Simply go to https://www.valleyflorafarm.com/shopthefarmstand and follow the instructions to set up your account. Once you do that you will begin to receive our twice weekly availability emails, every Monday and Thursday morning, with a link to our “store.”

You can also go directly to our Local Line store to check it out: https://www.localline.ca/valley-flora

Thanks for eating locally and supporting small family farms!

 

Newsletter: 

Strawberry U-Pick Update

U-Pick is Still Open!

It's late September, but there are still a LOT of beautiful berries out there! Strawberry U-pick is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 11:30 to 2:30. Sarah will no longer be staffing the u-pick table, but you are welcome to come on Wednesday or Saturday, grab a bucket from the table on the way to the berry patch, and pick to your heart's content. When you've had your fill, head over to the farmstand on the other side of the road to weigh and pay with Donna or Maggie. Berries are $3/lb. We provide picking buckets but be sure to bring containers to take your berries home in. We grow a day neutral variety called Seascape that yields abundantly well into fall, so there's plenty of time to fill your freezer and your belly! Typically the u-pick is more crowded and gets picked out quickly in June and July, but the crowds thin out in late summer. August and September and even October are a great time to come and do your big pick for jam and freezing! 

 

Order Farmstand Produce through our NEW Online Store!

Our Summer Farmstand season kicks off on June 2nd! If you'd like to get fresh, seasonal produce straight from the farm this season, read on!

  • Anyone is welcome to shop our farmstand. You do not need to be a CSA member and there is no waiting list to join.
  • Farmstand produce will be available by pre-order every Wednesday and Saturday from June 2nd through December.
  • Pickup will be at our original farmstand location, at the shed by the bridge, between 11:30 and 2:30 every Wednesday and Saturday. When picking up your order, please wait in line at the gate until you are called in to be served. Masks are required.
  • We are using an online sales platform called Local Line for farmstand orders.
  • If this is your first time ordering our produce through Local Line, you will need to register a new account with Local Line before you can place an order. Here's how (it's easy):
    1. Go to www.localline.ca/valley-flora to view our store.
    2. Click "Register" on the right side of the page.
    3. Set up your account by providing your email address, password, name, phone number and address.
    4. Accept the terms and conditions,
    5. Click the green button, "Creat Your Account"
    6. Start shopping!
  • The ordering window for our Wednesday farmstand opens on Thursday morning by 9 am until Sunday night at 11:59 pm. Farmstead Bread is available on Wednesdays only. If you are not a bread customer and can come on Saturdays, we recommend ordering for Saturday pickup because there are fewer pre-order customers that day and the produce line will be shorter (and some items that have inventory limits will be more available).
  • The ordering window for our Saturday farmstand opens on Monday morning by 9 am until Wednesday night at 11:59 pm.
  • There is a $20 minimum on orders. The "Place Order" button will not appear until you have met the $20 minimum.
  • We will send an email with a link to our updated store to everyone in our Local Line farmstand customer base every Monday and Thursday morning. You won't receive that email unless you have registered for a Local Line account as described above.
  • You can always access our Local Line store by clicking the "Order Farmstand Produce" button on the left sidebar of our homepage, following the link below, or going directly to www.localline.ca/valley-flora.

Thanks as ever for your support of the farm and your passion for eating local, seasonal produce!

Shop the Valley Flora Store for Farmstand Produce Now!

Valley Flora - Growing Good Food for Local Folks

Valley Flora is a mother-and-two-daughter collective nestled on the banks of Floras Creek near Langlois, Oregon. Together, we grow hundreds of varieties of vegetables, berries and fruit to feed our local coastal community year-round. Our farm was founded in 1998 with a deep commitment to ecological and organic farming practices and our passion is growing good food with an eye towards the artful. Our love of this beautiful valley – the fertile loam and the river that runs through it - inspires us to farm with the next generation in mind, and the next. We rely on crop diversity, compost, cover crops, and crop rotation to keep our farm healthy and thriving both above and below ground. With the help of our draft horses, a handful of fantastic employees, and one little tractor, we are grateful to call this our life and our livelihood. We love what we do - so much you can taste it!

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