Thursday, August 7, 2008

Farm Connect - Local Food from Local Farmers

Well, it seems that the awesome and innovative folks from Dee Creek Farm and the Vancouver Food Coop have joined forces to bring our fair community a new and ingenious plan to get the freshest food from our local farms to your table. The new venture is called Farm Connect and every week a variety of farm fresh produce, meats, and other locally crafted delicacies will be available for order/pick up. These products are delivered to multiple drop off locations weekly. In order to stay updated, be sure to subscribe to the "vfc_buyersclub" Google group . Also, please visit the Coop website and see what they're all about. The VFC is working very hard to open a physical location in the near future and could use your support. Please consider becoming a VFC member. It is ABSOLUTELY one of the best investments you can make in our local food system.

Here's a sample of what you might find expect if you sign up for info. from Farm Connect:

Anyone can order for Thursday deliveries, not just CSA’ers. For those who are new to this, the "CSA" discount pricing options are for people who pre-pay for the month, and pick up weekly. Ask for details! You’ll find us this week in our brown/grey minivan. ~S

To order, click here and specify what you would like. All checks go to "Dee Creek Farm", or bring cash. **BRING YOUR OWN BAG** We fill pre-orders first, then it’s first come, first served! We do mostly pre-orders at deliveries, rather than Farmers Market style. Please help us in this by pre-ordering what you can!

Grassfed Beef $2/lb. hanging weight + processing fees. This meat won't be ready for pick up at deliveries, but I wanted to share a good opportunity for anyone interested. Email me off-list and I can connect you to the farmer that has the cows ready for harvest, and you can go from there! Nearly all sold!

Pastured Poultry Chicken - $3/lb and up Turkey - $25/bird deposit to order for Fall, $3.50/lb at harvest (minus deposit) We are now taking orders for DCF chickens, mid-August through late- October, turkeys for Fall. Possible delivery options with other produce CSA farms as well. Email for info!

Cheeses, Raw Aged Feta, $5.50/container retail, $5.00/container CSA Creamy crumbles of unpasteurized aged feta from DCF to top your salad, pasta, or olive ciabatta from Julia Bakery (yum!). The perfect treat for a warm summer day! We’re hoping to have milk & soft cheeses by late-August!

Eggs, $4/dozen retail, $3.75/dozen CSA $2.75/dozen for the "small and/or stained" eggs. We will fill DCF egg CSA's first, but this week we have extra from our farm, as well as the Greyfields Farm, so email if you'd like some. Also recycle your DCF egg cartons with us!

Raw Honey, Pint $7 Quart $12 Half Gallon $18 Gallon $32 Packaged in glass or plastic jars, this delicious raw honey comes from Honey House Farm in Brush Prairie.

Kombucha Scoby, FREE For anyone up for the task, I’ve a couple of kombucha scoby’s. If you don’t know what it is, Google it!

All-Natural Soap, $4/bar Garden Guardian from DCF is full of wonderful essential oils that are beneficial for hard-working hands, and is a great exfoliant for those dirty finger nails. Go and dig in, you can still look nice for dinner guests! Friendly to sensitive skin, as it's all-natural.


Garlic, $3/lb. small heads (7-8 heads) Walla Walla Onions, $1.50/lb Red Torpedo Onions, $2.10/lb Cipollini Onions, $3/lb Blueberries, $3.75/pint, $2.60/half-pint (or $38/pint-flat, $25/half- pint flat -- 12 per flat) All of this produce comes from NW Organic in Ridgefield, certified organic!

Produce & Poultry CSA's Reminder For those who have signed up for monthly or seasonal CSA's with Dee Creek Farm, don't forget to pick up your fresh produce straight from the gardens, and natural, pasture-raised poultry, eggs, and cheese! Any extra will be available for sale at deliveries.

To pre-order or for inquiries, please contact Summer @ Dee Creek Farm
E-mail: summer (at) deecreekfarm (dot) com
Farm Phone: 360-225-9711

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