We are often asked whether a full or half share is right for a particular family. We have some general guidelines. Usually a single person or couple will be happy with a half share. Families of four or more prefer full shares. However, vegetarians and people who cook at home every day often opt for full shares even for a single person. Some families find a half share to be perfect. We found a few pictures that may help you to visualize the amounts in a half share versus a full. The top row is October baskets (two slightly different harvests–half on the left, full on the right). The bottom row is August baskets (again, half on the left, full on the right). We will work on taking more comparative photos, especially of the less bountiful Spring and Winter harvests.
Last week I went with Lyn Jacobs of La Finquita del Buho to give a class on making bird feeders to a group of Karen refugees from Myanmar. These women are a group that meets at Lutheran Community Services on 39th Ave. near Hawthorne weekly for conversation and community building. They are gardeners and craftswomen and weave beautiful textiles. They are holding a half price sale at the Lutheran Community Services building (605 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd.) on 12/21 from 10-1. Such an opportunity to buy great gifts and support these refugees at the same time!
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to cook a truly seasonal meal. This year we took all the vegetables growing in our garden and built dishes around each. Since we had a talented photographer among our guests, we decided to start a series of posts featuring local, seasonal dishes that delight and nourish. Continue reading
Today, 1/27/17, we started the Belgian endive roots in crates. We hope to have delicious chicons for our subscribers in three weeks. Belgian endive culture is a long haul, however. Continue reading
Thank you for all the supportive and kind messages we’ve gotten in the past few days. Unfortunately, with no change in the snow cover on the gardens and freezing rain expected until 10 PM tonight we regret to say that we will not be able to deliver vegetables to you tomorrow as we had sincerely hoped to do. Stay warm and safe.
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Continue reading
7 inches of snow; we were lucky to get less than Portland.
In order to accommodate traditional winter celebrations and vacations, we will be delivering on the following schedule: Continue reading
Here is a quick overview, with pictures, of the summer squash varieties you will see in your baskets this summer. Continue reading
Check out our web site, pumpkinridgegardens.com. Our weekly basket note is always posted there. The password for the recipe section is printed in the footer of your weekly note, in case you forget it. Recipes are sorted by veggie type and each veggie section has storage and usage notes at the beginning. Continue reading