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The newsletter features what’s in season, farm updates, events, and “Community Shout Outs” to thank those in our community who are doing good.

Most recent newsletters

Sept 17, 2020: I have a new blog post up: Wildfire Preparedness for Everyone. Also, Community Shout Out to Sarah West! Don’t forget to donate to the market’s 40th Anniversary Fundraiser by 9/30! Free fruit from Avella Orchard. Bulk chiles, peppers, basil & tomatoes available. See you at the market this Saturday (as long as the air is not rated “hazardous.”) We will be roasting chiles! The credit union has a new loan program to buy locally raised meat and freezers to put it in! https://mailchi.mp/fc409c188257/sept72020

Sept 7, 2020: Frost alert Mon & Tues! – Read on at our newsletter here: http://mailchi.mp/15affb42cb87/sept72020. Community Shout-Out to my co-workers at the farm in honor of Labor Day. Also, thanks to Hiro & Marita, Mary & Bruce, Kirsten, Katherine, and Ronald for joining me in donating to the La Grande Farmers Market 40th Anniversary Fundraiser. My goal is to recruit 25 donors by the end of September and I have 10 so far. Join me in donating at the market website, www.lagrandefarmersmarket.org.

Sept 1, 2020: I’m taking a break this Saturday from the La Grande Farmers Market. I hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend. The farmstand in Cove will be stocked and waiting for your arrival. This week’s community shout-out is for the Cove Post Office. Please join me in supporting the market’s 40th Anniversary fundraiser. My goal is to get 25 customers to join me in donating to the market by the end of September. So far we’re off to a good start! I can thank Rick, April, Juanette, Brian & Joanne! and Read on for details. https://us13.campaign-archive.com/?u=f827764de4aa6573e5e724be8&id=335fe83d85

August 28, 2020: We still have lots of basil and cucumbers. Please call/email/text if you want to order cukes in bulk. This week’s community shout-out is for the La Grande Farmers Market vendors, staff, board & customers. We have made this market go for 40 years! Please join me in supporting the market’s 40th Anniversary fundraiser. My goal is to get 25 customers to join me in donating to the market by the end of September. Read on for details. https://us13.campaign-archive.com/?u=f827764de4aa6573e5e724be8&id=00ff916ad5

August 18, 2020: It is just too hot for lettuce right now. We have gads of cucumbers and basil. The cauliflower, peppers, and zucchini are coming on and we even have orange pumpkins peeking out!
This week’s community shout-out is for Bill Whitaker. Bill has been a mentor to me over the years and has seemingly boundless energy for all the issues that affect us from healthcare to local food to democracy. I also have a new blog post about fall and winter planting complete with schedule and varieties to grow. Read on!https://us13.campaign-archive.com/?u=f827764de4aa6573e5e724be8&id=a0d5b2913f