Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Locavore Delivery & Dee Creek Farm Memorial Day Concert News - 5.21.09

Here's the latest locavore delivery list from Dee Creek Farm. And don't forget about the Keri Noble concert taking place out at the farm on Memorial Day! Here's the good word from Summer @ Dee Creek:

The port-a-potty's are here, and the party tent is coming Friday. This concert on Monday's going to be a blast! My Auntie is bringing down her karaoke machine so we can embarrass ourselves when the official show is o'er. Should be quite a hoot!

What: Keri Noble in concert
Where: Dee Creek Farm, 2402 Little Kalama River Road, Woodland, Washington
When: Monday, May 25, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Who: Friends & friends of friends
Suggested donation: $15/person or $35/family (to cover costs; we aren't making money)
Bring: a snack or appetizer to share, non-alcoholic beverages (or purchase Hot Lips Sodas at the farm), and a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Parking could be a problem, so we may have valet parking. Just be aware of this, and carpool if you can swing it.
More info: http://www.deecreekfarm.comor

For those of you who have hoped to place an order for our poultry but have not gotten a confirmation back from me, we are not taking any more pre-orders. This does not mean that we may not have extra's down the road this season, but we can't take more pre-orders, just in case. There is a farmer in east Vancouver that I can point you to if you email me your interest. I'm so sorry! I wish we had more hands!! ~S


Dee Creek Farm Cheeses, from start to finish
The containers we've been using have grooves that seem to be stealing all of the cheese (or leave us all licking the containers out instead of being polite and adult-like), so by consumer demand and desire to consume all of the cheese that we can, we're using clear, round tubs now, which are excellent for reusing for food storage as well! They look smaller, but don't let that fool you - they carry the same amount of cheese we've been sharing.
Aged Feta, $5.00/container - Creamy and salty, add to ravioli or pasta, wild greens & berry salad, or ??
Plain - block or crumble
Marinated - cubes - in olive oil with Garden Delight herbs
Kalamata Olive Tapenade - crumbles
Spicy - crumbles - peppers from Red Basket CSA farm in Battle Ground
Fresh Chevre, $5.00/container - Creamy - great on crepes, bagels, crackers, veggies...
Garlic Chive - garlic from Storytree Farm, chives from DCF
Dill Herb - herbs from Garden Delight
Strawberry Honey - fresh fruit from Pdx Farmers Market, honey from Honey House Farm
Black Pepper - freshly ground and delish
Original (Plain)
Cheese Curds, $5.00/container

$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! These are (likes ours) are fed only natural feeds and lots of pasture - you can find lots of info on our poultry-raising on our website. Be sure to recycle egg cartons that you pick up at our deliveries with us!

Raw Honey,
Raw honey in glass jars and/or plastic form Honey House Farm in Brush Prairie - super local!

Wild & Naturally Preserved Eats,
Mushrooms, Fresh (1/4# bags)
Morels $6.50 (limited supply)
Maitake $4.00
Shiitake $3.00
Mushrooms, Dried (cello packs - choose one, not mixed packets)
Chanterelle, Lobsters, or Shiitake, $2.00
Maitake or Porcini, $3.00
Matsutake or Morels, $4.00
Dried Snack & Meal Helpers (chopped, diced, sliced, portioned & pkg'd for 1-2 meals)
Organic Red Onions, $1.25
Organic Heirloom Tomatoes, $2.00
Fresh Watercress, $3.00/bunch (1/4#)

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, 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 Huckleberry Jam, 7oz., $5.00 (made w/white grape conc. - almost sugar free)
Wild Huckleberry Syrup, 8oz., $6.00 (made w/white grape conc. - almost sugar free)

Water Kefir Grains, $20/kit
While at class on Saturday, I picked up a few extra kits from Julie ( for a screaming deal. They come with a set of strainers, a mesh bag to separate your grains in, and some grains to start making water kefir on your own! If you're up for the task, and want a cool color pdf booklet that I have, let me know!

Natural Suds 'n' Stuff,
Both of the soaps below are crafted by Summer at DCF with quality coconut, olive, palm, and essential oils. Handmade & individually cut, these bars are mild on your skin, and amazing to your nose!
Egyptian Geranium, $4.50/bar - Fresh floral scent, similar to rose. Geranium is said to have psychologically balancing effects and some like to use it for skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and shingles. Historically it was used to treat menopausal and other women's problems.
Egyptian Geranium Lotion Bar, $6/bar - this was made with jojoba, sweet almond & emu oil, beeswax, and a few other goodies, this lotion bar is particularly excellent for anyone with skin sensitivities and/or many other issues because of the Egyptian Geranium essential oil & emu oil. It's rather expensive to produce, so this would best be used as a 'medicinal' bar, rather than an every day bar.


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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