Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Farm Connect/Locavore Delivery 2.19.2009 + Dee Creek Hoop House Raising Update

Our Hoop (ie. greenhouse) Raising Party was fantastic!By the end of the day, we had poles up, with 3 top braces, base boards and shoulder boards.We also even got most of the 'spring clips'in. With the plastic arriving today or tomorrow, we should be planting by the end of the week (possibly a little bit of wishful thinking, but it should be soon still)!Thank you to everyone who came out and helped! You guys are awesome! And thank you Anne & Nelson, for setting this up, and providing lunch to a hungry crew! To keep in tune with our "Hoop Party", we all got to stand around and actually hoola hoop a little when we were wrapping it up. That was a good laugh!

Check out the sale that Nature's Choice is offering - free goodies
with particular purchases. Info below.

See you soon! ~S

All of the milk produced for our deliveries cheeses are from goats raised at Dee Creek farm. The cheeses are handmade here, too!
Logan, $1.50oz/sizes vary from 4oz-7oz packages
Colby-style cheese made from our unpasteurized Nubian goat milk; aged for 3 months. Sharp Cheddary flavor; a nice cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches or melted over anything!
Wyatt, $1.38oz/sizes vary from 4oz-7oz packages
This semi-hard, Gouda-style, unpasteurized goat cheese was aged with a natural rind, rubbed with Olive Oil. The character is recumbent of a wild bleu cheese, with an untamed, musky note.
Aged Feta, $5.50/container retail, $5.00/container CSA - block or crumble. Creamy block or crumbles of unpasteurized aged feta. Try in rice dressing, warm pasta dishes, pear & hazelnut salad, deviled eggs, bowl of beans.

$2.50/half-dozen (limited)
We have lots of extra eggs from Creative Outlet this week, as well as several dozen from our farm - finally! These are (likes ours) from unvaccinated chickens, fed only natural feeds and lots of pasture. Be sure to recycle egg cartons that you pick up at our deliveries with us!

Raw Honey,
Quart/$12, Pint/$7
Raw honey in glass (sometimes plastic) jars form Honey House Farm in Brush Prairie - super local! Great for allergies! They also have bee pollen - I could pick some up next time -- any interest?

Dried Herbs, $4/packet
From Garden DElights in Brush Prairie, these herbs were hand prepared from chemical-free herbs. There are several mixes available, including: Dilly Dip, Italian Blend, Mexican Blend, Herb Dip, Herb Butter, Herbal Dressing. All great in soups, dressings, dips, butters, cheeses...

Jellies, $5/8oz jar
Strawberry, low sugar
Raspberry, low sugar
White Grape, NO sugar
The above also come from Garden DElights, in Brush Prairie. A multi generational farm, this Mom and daughter team work hard on creating healthful, local, and delicious foods. Generally known for their herb packets & natural doggy treats, they also a produce CSA farm!

Herbal Teas, $3/each
Cold Calming (sage, dutch tea time, lemon balm, chamomile)
Stress Relief (lemon balm, chamomile, lavendar)
Hand blended by the ladies at Garden DElight with chemical-free herbs, mostly grown at their farm, these blends are sure to be delicious! Each comes with 4 tea bags.

Wild & Naturally Preserved Eats,
No fresh mushrooms this week.
SALE: For every 1/4# of frozen mushrooms, or 1# frozen berries, you get your choice of dried heirloom tomatoes, or dried heirloom tomatoes FREE! Please specify preference when you place your order, or it'll be a surprise!
Mushrooms, Vacuum packed Frozen – ¼ lb packs
Chanterelle 4.00
Porcini 4.50
Matsutake 9.00 (packed in 1/2# bags)
Mushrooms, Dried – half-pint jar, $5 each
Chanterelle, Porcini, Maitake, or Hedgehog
Berries, Vacuum packed Frozen – 1 lb packs
Elderberries 5.00
Himalayan Blackberries, $3.50
Wild Huckleberries $9.00
Organic Blueberries $4.00
Dried Snack and Meal Helpers -
(Already chopped, diced, sliced, portioned, and packaged just right for 1-2 meals)
Organic Red Onions (great for stir-fry, burgers, sandwiches, macaroni & potato salads...) $1.25
Organic Heirloom Tomatoes (snacks, great for pasta or rice dishes, saute w/vegs...) $2.00
Dried Wild Elderberries $2.00
Frozen or Dried Rosehips, $2.00
The above comes from Nature's Choice, a Vancouver business, operated by a couple who collects & sells wild eats, and prepares naturally preserved foods.

Natural Soap, $4/bar - Few left!
This was hand crafted by Summer (me!) for the holidays, but with the snow and flooding, our holiday specials sort of went by the wayside. No worries! With a bit of snow, the peppermint bars will still be glorious! They are made with various oils, and contain no fragrance, just essential oils! The vapors are soothing and head-clearing.

Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, $20
I'll be placing another order the first of March for a couple of boxes of Nourishing Traditions "cookbooks". Since we are buying in bulk, we can get them for a good discount, with no shipping/tax. Great price! If anyone wants to pre-order one, let me know! We need 8 to get at least one box.


Remember that in an effort to be more efficient, and less wasteful, we're going to stop writing individual receipts, and instead keep a book. If you specifically want a receipt, please let us know when you place your order, if possible.

Anyone and everyone can order from our deliveries, not just "subscribers"! To any newcomers on the e-list, welcome! Also rest assured that all farms contributing to our deliveries all meet several standards: chemical-free, sustainable, natural, family farming... If you have questions about any of them, don't hesitate
to ask, or check them out yourself!

To order, click here and specify what you would like.
All checks go to "Dee Creek Farm", or bring cash.
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!

Summer & Spark
Farm Phone: 360-225-9711
Cell Phone: 360-903-6956 (no service at the Farm)

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