Archive for the ‘The market’ Category

Early Incentive Program

New this year is the Saltzgiver Family Farm early incentive program. Sign up for a CSA share before March 1st, 2015, and take $25.00 off the share price.

This is our way of saying “Thank you” to farm members who join us early on in the season which in turn makes crop planning much easier.

If you have already sent in your payment before we announced this new program, the discount will be refunded to you!

The sign up form can be found here:  CSA letter 2015

Advertisements

Supplies for small farmers

Small farmers need equipment and supplies just like large scale growers, but finding the items in the quantities they need at a price that is reasonable can sometimes be difficult.  I thought it might be helpful to share the websites of companies we use here for things such as seeds, berry tills, bags, rubber bands, twist ties, seed starting supplies, business cards, and soil amendments.

For seeds, we use primarily Fedco Seeds and Johnny’s Selected Seeds.  Both have a fantastic selection of seeds and tools and cultural information about the seeds they sell.  Fedco has fantastic prices on their seeds, especially at very small packet sizes, so if you are a small home gardener, Fedco prices are very tough to beat.

For seed starting supplies, such as 1020 trays, pots, and small plastic labels, we use either Novosel Enterprises or the Greenhouse Megastore.  The deciding factor come purchase time tends to be which one is having the better sale.

For market supplies, such as paper bags, plastic bags, scales, berry tills, signs, and twist ties, we use Glacier Valley.

At the beginning of our first season, we used rubber bands of various sizes for our produce that is sold in bunches, but over time, we switched to using large twist ties as it is easier and takes less time.  These can be found here.

For soil amendments and cover crops in small quantity, we use Fedco Organic Growers Supply.  If you need larger quantities, find a local source, as the shipping costs of large amount of these items become prohibitive.

-Bruce

Final market day of 2013!

The final Farmers’ Market at Alta Greenhouse is tomorrow, October 12.  We will be bringing:

Lettuce mix

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

carrots

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Leaf lettuce

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

radishes

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

and green onions

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

Cool weather but still going strong…

The weather has cooled down a bit, but the garden is still in full production.  This week at market we will have green beans, yellow onions, green onions, lettuce mix, summer squash, basil, snap peas, cucumbers, and husk cherries.  We hope to see you there on this beautiful late summer day!

-Bruce

Market Day

It’s a beautiful day to head to the Alta West Farmers’ Market.  Today, we will have basil, summer squash, eggplant, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, cucumbers, French breakfast radishes, yellow onions, red onions, and carrots.  We hope to see you there!

-Bruce

July 20th Farmers’ Market

The produce is looking great, even with all the recent flooding and unrelenting heat!  Along with what is pictured below we also have some baby leeks and cherry tomatoes ready.

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Cucumbers

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Green Onions

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Jalapeno Peppers

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Summer Squash

And finally, here’s the entire spread, set up at the Alta West Farmers’ Market, with our oldest son in the background:

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain today to support the local growers in the area!

-Bruce

June 15th Farmers’ Market

Tomorrow at the Alta West Farmers’ Market we will have Strawberries, Snap Peas, Romaine Lettuce, Leaf Lettuce, Lettuce Mix, and Green Onions.  Hope to see you there.

-Bruce