2014 Saltzgiver Family Farm CSA

We are starting a small CSA for the 2014 growing season.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  CSA members or subscribers pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest. Once harvesting begins, you will receive a weekly share of vegetables and fruit. Please download and read the following…

The seeds are here!

The 2014 seeds from Fedco and Johnny’s have arrived: The really large packets are green beans and peas.  The other large packets are sweet corn, radishes, spinach, and beets.  We’ll be starting our first seeds (onions) in February! Also, in the mail today, was our new Saltzgiver Family Farm market banner: -Bruce

Viewing stats from the website

We intended this blog to be informational and handy for local customers and growers, but after looking at the website stats provided by wordpress, we’ve also managed to pick up some international followers as well!  In addition to views from within the United States, we’ve also had viewers from Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Egypt, and…

Fall garden update:

As the shorter days and colder temperatures arrive, we slowly take our beds out of cash crops, and plant winter cover crops.  This year, we are doing a winter wheat and winter pea mix.  Here are some pictures of these cover crops at various stages of growth: One month old winter wheat   Two week…

A wet day for harvesting…

We’re cold and wet, but we harvested the produce that was ready.  Today, at the Alta West market, we will have green beans, yellow squash, green onions, yellow onions, kale, carrots, basil, and heads of leaf lettuce. Looking at the weather radar, the rains should be ending soon! -Bruce

Carrots and Onions!

Well, it took five plantings of carrots, but they have finally arrived!  They look and taste great! Our Copra onions (a yellow, long term storage variety) have also been harvested and can be seen here curing in the sun: It’s been a very busy time for us as the ground has finally dried out and is…

June 22nd Farmers’ Market

Tomorrow, June 22nd, we will be bringing Strawberries, Snap Peas, Lettuce Mix, Romaine Lettuce, and Green Onions to market.  A few early birds will be able to come home with the first Yellow Squash of the season, but these will not last long… Yellow Squash and Zucchini will be available in larger quantities starting June…