Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Locavore Delivery & Dee Creek Farm News - 6.25.2009

Here's the latest from Summer @ Dee Creek Farm:

I'm helping put together the Clark County Fairgrounds Feature Agriculture Exhibit (that was a mouthful!), which is Community Supported Agriculture, specifically SW WA CSA Farms. We'll have lots of economic, health, and "green" information, as well as an interactive children's learning area. But I need a small pop-up (or ?) greenhouse. Does anyone have one they can lend me in August - when you may not be using it?

Also, I've been making a liquid, hot-pressed soap (good for dishes, hands, shampoo) and need 4 'testers' before I send it along too far and wide. Up for it? I need your dead honest opinion, so I've got to trust that you can be harsh, if needed ;-)

If you're looking for good quality pastured pork this season (we're out until '10), I've gotten good recommendations from folks I trust for Square Peg Farm near Portland. Check them out!

This week we've got some extra produce from certified organic NW Organics in Ridgefield, as well as a couple of new goodies from Nature's Choice and DCF. See below!

Blue Bird Grain order is on it's way, via UPS Ground!

'Til soon! ~S

Dee Creek Farm Cheeses, from start to finish
Our cheese can also be found at the Wednesday & Thursday Portland Farmers Market, Wednesday evening Interstate Farmers Market, the Saturday Vancouver Farmers Market - and Nature's Choice is carrying our cheeses now at the Camas Farmers Market on Wednesdays!
Aged Feta, $5.00/container - Creamy and salt, unpasteurized
Plain - block or crumble
Kalamata Olive Tapenade - crumbles
Spicy - crumbles
Fresh Chevre, $5.00/container - Creamy - great on crepes, bagels, crackers, veggies... pasteurized
Garlic Chive - made with fresh ingredients
Dill Herb - herbs from Garden Delight
Black Pepper
Raspberry & Honey
Raspberry Lavender Chipotle (contains some sugar)
Original (Plain)
Chelby Cheese Curds, $5.00/container - Mild, pasteurized

$5/dozen, ($4.50 per dozen for egg CSA'ers)
$2.50/half-dozen (limited)
We have very few extra eggs this week, so will not take pre-orders. First come to deliveries, first served this week. Our chickens 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!

Fresh Farmers Fare
Salad Greens, $6/lb.
Kale, $1.50/bunch
Sugar Snap Peas, $3/pint
All of the above are from NW Organic Farm in Ridgefield, owned by an awesome pair of farmers!
Fresh Green Sauce, $5/pint
Made from Dee Creek Farm tomatillos and herbs, this sauce goes great on enchilada's, taco salad, scrambled eggs... Just a little zing, not too spicy. Should last up to a month in the fridge, for a while longer in the freezer!

Wild & Naturally Preserved Eats,
Mushrooms, Fresh (1/4# bags) -
Maitake $4.00
Shiitake $3.00
Porcini $5.00 (beautiful #1's - limited seasonal supply)

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
Pure Ground Elderberries $10/half-pint jar (ready to use for teas, tinctures, etc)

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, and Veggies & Soups. Ask if you want to have a look/smell/feel at deliveries!

Canned "Preserves", low sugar
Strawberry Jelly,
White Grape,
The above are $5 each, and 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 and have value-added products!
Wild Huckleberry Jam, 7oz., $5.00
Wild Huckleberry Syrup, 8oz., $5.00
These two huckleberry delights are wild-gathered by Nature's Choice, and are made with white grape concentrate. Both are almost sugar free!


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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