Happy Holidays from Casa Verde!!!! Ryan and I are tucking in the greenhouse in preparation to leave for the next couple months. Deliveries ended a bit unexpectedly last week, but I am happy to deliver this week to those of you NOT interested in U-Picking…so please let us know.
…and for those of you who would like to come to the greenhouse and U-Pick veggies during December & January, please come! We WANT you to u-pick, but if you plan to, we really need you to come by this week for orientation around the greenhouse. We are around now thru Saturday, December 1st, just call or email and let us know when you plan to come by, 541-400-9510. You can expect a 10-15 minute orientation, and then you can spend as much time as you like making your first u-pick harvest!
You’ll get a tour of what’s growing over the winter including; kale, chard, salad greens, arugula, golden beets, and possibly radishes (in January) and a few onions, cilantro & parsley, as well as best harvesting practices for each. There is a U-Pick table set up with scissors, knives, and bags, a scale and a book to write down what you take.
You may also be shown some of the greenhouse systems, so you can help us make sure everything is working as designed. If you notice anything odd, there will be a phone number for Bruce Bolme on the table, who is going to troubleshoot and fix any issues that may arise. The checks are simple so please don’t be intimidated. The main concern is that the Tilapia make it safely through the winter. The checks will be visual only, and might include: water temperature (digital display), is there water flowing?, is there water flooding?…
If you charge up your account now your balance will roll over to next year, and likely last into tomato season! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Yes, we’re growing veggies… but what I learned this year is that we are really building community, with you. Thank you for helping to build this with us, taking the extra time to wash your veggies, to text me your questions, and for stopping by the greenhouse to give friends a tour. Small connections on a regular basis build the strongest bonds- let’s love what we eat!
Mo Veggies, Mo Love!!!
Moria & Ryan