Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Farm Connect/Locavore Delivery 4.17.2009

Here's the latest Farm Connect/Locavore Delivery list from the folks at Dee Creek Farm. Also, in case you hadn't heard, our friends at Dee Creek are featured in the recently released Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest. Congratulations Dee Creek! I have been fortunate enough to sample the vast majority of their offerings to date and they are fantastic. You can read about the cheese and see some pictures here. If you haven't tried any of their cheese yet, you owe it to yourself to pick some up ASAP. I have a feeling that demand may very well outweigh supply in the near future.

If you've never ordered from the list before, give it a shot. It's a great way to put some of the freshest, best tasting food on your table and you'll be supporting our local farmers and producers too. The list is still a bit small this time of year, but as the growing season progresses, the list will increase exponentially and you'll be able to darn near stop visting the supermarket. What are you waiting for?

I almost forgot to send out an email tonight (so sorry!) as we've a house guest - and we forget that it's not vacation, tho' it feels like it!

We had a great weekend at the Vancouver Farmers Market, with the Easter bunny and all! I hope your holiday weekend was warm and lovely! We hear more sunny weather is on it's way *fingers crossed*

A service for Clarence (Honey House Farms) will be held Wednesday morning, 10am, at Sacred Heart Church in Battle Ground. If you cannot make it in person, please keep Marge & her family in your thoughts during the day!

I'm going to try to get some new soaps packaged and ready for Thursday nights deliveries ~S



All of the milk produced for our cheeses are from goats raised at Dee Creek Farm. The cheeses are handmade by Spark, too! From start to finish!
Aged Feta, $5.00/container retail, - block or crumble
Creamy block or crumbles of unpasteurized aged feta. Try in scrambled eggs, ravioli stuffing or pasta addition, wild greens & berry salad, beans.
Fresh Chevre, $5.00/4-oz.
Apricot & Honey - fruit from a spray-free farm in Eastern WA (frozen from last summer), raw honey from Honey House Farm in Brush Prairie
Heirloom Tomato & Herbs - tomatoes from Red Basket Farm, herbs from Garden Delights
Garlic & Chive - Garlic from Storytree Farm in Vancouver, chives from DCF
These soft goat cheeses are made with pasteurized milk. They are a soft, spreadable cheese. Excellent on bagels, filling for crepes, or in an omelet.


$5/dozen, ($4.50 per dozen for egg CSA'ers)
$2.50/half-dozen (limited)
We'll have lots of Dee Creek Farm eggs, as well as eggs from Creative Outlet & Nature's Choice! These are (likes ours) are fed only natural feeds and lots of pasture. Be sure to recycle egg cartons that you pick up at our deliveries with us!

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: Grilling Blend, Poultry Blend, Dilly Dip, Mexican Blend, and Veggies & Soups.

Canned "Preserves"

Strawberry Jelly, low sugar, $5/8-oz
Raspberry, low sugar, $5/8-oz
White Grape, low sugar, $5/8-oz
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 are also a produce CSA farm!

Wild & Naturally Preserved Eats,

Mushrooms, Fresh (1/4# bags)
Maitake $4.00
Shiitake $3.00
Frozen or Dried Rosehips, $2.00
Dried Wild Elderberries $2.00
Wild Huckleberry Jam, $5.00/6oz.
Wild Huckleberry Syrup, $6.00/7oz.
Fresh Stinging Nettles (tops), $6.00/bag (approx. 1/2#)
Fresh Wild Watercress, $3.00/bunch (approx. 1/4#)
The above comes from Nature's Choice, a Vancouver business, operated by a couple who collects & sells wild eats, and prepares naturally preserved foods.


Remember that in an effort to be more efficient, and less wasteful, we do not write individual receipts, but 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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