Week 18 from Valley Flora!

  • Fennel
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Yellow Onion
  • Red Potatoes
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Asian Pears 
  • Carrots

On Rotation

  • Head Lettuce
  • Broccoli

It's our first full week of Fall, everything all around softened by rain and hope: less smoke, grass resurrecting, soil moisture, encouraging news from Elk River. The CSA share reflects the shift of seasons, with Asian Pears making a shy appearance, inaugural celery, the return of broccoli (on rotation this week), big fat red potatoes, and the first of our yellow storage onions (this variety knows how to stick around - until April if you keep them cool and dry and dark). Your sampler of Asian Pears includes Nijiseiki (yellow skin, sweet and a little tangy, crazy juicy) and Chojuro (bronzen skin, denser, rich butterscotch flavor). One of my favorite fall snacks is slices of Chojuro dredged in crunchy hazlenut butter. Enjoy these new flavors as you savor the slide into autumn. Feelings of renewal and reflection always piggyback on Fall for me, and I find that my body intuitively starts to crave new flavors - winter squash for one! It's coming soon to a CSA share near you (next week!). I've got a few baking in my oven as I type - taste testing is underway in your CSA farmer's test kitchen :)

Last Week of Abby's Greens Salad Shares

Hello soup season, goodbye salad greens (I guess it's true, the choice always is one or the other on the menu). This is the 18th and final week of Abby's Greens salad shares for our CSA members. Abby's Greens will still be available for awhile longer at our farmstand, various restaurants, and at the stores and co-ops we supply (Port Orford Co-op, Langlois Market, Coos Head Food Co-Op, McKay's in Bandon). Thanks as ever to Abby for keeping us in salad heaven all season.

Please Join Us: A Memorial for Bill Bradbury, October 15th at the World Forestry Center

Many of you responded with heartfelt (and deeply appreciated) condolences when our dad, Bill Bradbury, passed away unexpectedly in April. There will be a memorial for him on October 15th at the World Forestry Center in Portland, starting at 2 pm. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here. Everyone is welcome as we gather to remember a beautiful and remakable man who cared deeply about the Southcoast, Oregon, and the world.