Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Locavore Delivery Service and Dee Creek Farm News - 8.27.2009

Here's the word on this week's Locavore delivery service, brought to you by Summer @ Dee Creek Farm:

We have a pretty well-rounded, full list of delivery items this week below! Be sure to check through to find anything new that may be of interest to you!

With a wee bit of luck, I'm hoping for more extra fresh veggies from Storytree Farm, but anything other than below will be on the fly, as they pick it moments before our delivery starts! Their pickling cukes are amazing heirloom cucumbers that are sweet and delish! We may also get some veggies from NW Organics also, and that I'm hoping to know by tomorrow night's email.

Also, heads up: tomorrow I'll be sending out bulk peach/nectarine purchasing information. After having thought we missed out, we're in luck! It'll be $25 for a twenty pound box, but don't pre-order until you get the delivery info - it will be on a Friday (not normal deliveries), either this one or next one. 'Til soon! Meanwhile, check out what's available for Thursdays delivery below, send me an order, and we'll see you then!


Bronze Pastured Turkeys, whole, $3.85/lb
We are harvesting tomorrow (Wednesday), and will be doing a couple extra this week that are up for grabs. Last week they ranged from 20-25 pounds. This week should be similar. You cannot pick your weight until deliveries - the sooner you get there, the better chance you have at your pick. But you're welcome to email me back and let me know if you want your name on one (so to speak)... Check out our website for info on how we raise our poultry.

Dee Creek Farm Cheeses, from start to finish
Our cheese can also be found at our Thursday deliveries, or, thanks to Mom and/or other lovely 'hosting' farmers, at:
Wednesday afternoon/eve at the Camas Farmers Market
Wednesday at the Portland Farmers Market
Thursday 3pm-7pm at the Portland Farmers Market
Friday at Wahkiakum's Two Islands Farm Market
Friday, 3pm-7pm at the Woodland Farmers Market
Saturday, 9am-3pm at the Vancouver Farmers Market
Feta, $5.00/container - Creamy and salt, fresh and pasteurized. Raw coming soon again!
Plain - block or crumble
Fresh Chevre, $5.00/container - Creamy - great on crepes, bagels, crackers, veggies... pasteurized
Original (Plain)
Garden Mix
Garlic & Chives
Black Pepper
Herbs de Provence
Marionberry Lavender Chipotle

Blueberry Delight - layered granola (from Pdx Farmers Market), sweet cheese (with Honey House honey), and blueberries on top (also from Pdx Farmers Market)
Caperphilly, $4-$6/wedge - Firm, dry table or melting caerphilly-style cheese, with a clever play on words for a title. Young and mild in flavor. Pasteurized.

$5/dozen, ($4.50 per dozen for egg CSA'ers)
$2.50/half-dozen (limited)
First come, first served on extras. 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!
SOY FREE EGGS, $4/dozen - limited
Rainbow Egg Farm in Brush Prairie has raised a flock on NO SOY, and continues to feed a no-soy diet to her laying hens. These eggs are small. I was surprised how dirty some were from last week, and so have gone through to make sure what we're passing out are clean and un-cracked.

Fresh Emmer Salad,
A yummy lunch or side salad to take home made with whole grain organic emmer, heirloom tomatoes from Storytree Farm, organic onions from NW Organic, feta cheese from Dee Creek Farm, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. I'll bring forks :-)

Fresh Farmer Fare,
Zucchini, yellow & green, 3 for $1.00
Heirloom Pickling Cucumbers, $2.00/lb
$1.50/lb if you order 20# or more

These (and much of our extra's lately, including those amazing figs!) come from Storytree Farm in Vancouver.

Raw Honey,
Quart/$12, Pint/$7
Raw honey in glass jars form Honey House Farm in Brush Prairie - super local!

Wild & Naturally Preserved Eats,
Mushrooms, Fresh (1/4# bags) -
Maitake $4.50
Lobster $4.00
Shiitake $3.00
Fresh Huckleberries, $4.50/half-pint, $24 for half flat (6 half-pints), $45 for full plant (12 half-pints) -- Bill says they've sweetened up this week!!
From Nature's Choice, a couple-owned business in Vancouver, these wild eats are amazingly well-gathered, fresh, and nutrient-dense!

Heirloom Organic Grains,
From Bluebird Grains in Eastern Washington, we have some left overs from our last bulk order that you're welcome to. You can go ahead and pre-order any of the following until it's gone (then we can do a new order):
Organic Whole Grain Emmer (Farro), $7/1.3 pounds, $19/5 pounds
Emmer Pancake and Waffle Mix, $8/2 pounds
Old World Cereal Blend, $7/1.3 pounds
Sage Biscuit Mix, $8/20 ounces
Organic Dark Northern Rye Flour, $11 for 4.5 pounds

Kombucha, $5/scoby
Dairy Kefir, $5/grains
These are the ones I've been using at Dee Creek Farm, and they've started to multiply (finally!) since I've gotten back on the task of keeping them happy and well. There should be enough to get you started.

Handmade Soap,
$4.00/bar - Limited amount
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.
Bittersweet Almond - This light pink colored, cherry-smelling mild soap is great smelling, and full of quality essential oils.

Coconut Oil,
Non-Certified-Organic Expeller Expressed, $100/5-gallon-bucket
This is a bulk purchasing opportunity for those who use coconut oil at home. They are 5 gallon buckets from Tropical Traditions. This is a great price. You can find friends to split it with, or separate and cool-storage what you don't need. Let me know right away if you want a bucket! They won't come in until next week or the week after.

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