this week at market {april 14}

Hello from Pitchfork & Crow ~

We’re harvesting for the Salem Saturday Market!  Here’s a selection of what we’ll be bringing to market:

  • Cabbage (overwintered red and red/green savoy)
  • Celeriac
  • Collards
  • Cooking Greens
  • Garlic (slightly sprouting, but still tasty!)
  • Italian Dandelion Chicory Bunches
  • Kale Bunches
  • Potatoes (German Butterball & Fingerlings)
  • Rapini (Brussels Sprout, Kale, Red Cabbage)
  • Rutabagas (aka Huge-abagas!)
  • Spring Salad Mix (Chicory based)
  • Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes)

Many thanks to everyone who made it out last weekend for the opening day of the Salem Saturday Market!  We appreciate your continued support, and that fabulous weather didn’t hurt anything I think.  Hopefully you’ll be joining us for another week of seasonal veggies tomorrow!

Our week has been a busy one, as they tend to be in the spring.  Jeff has been gathering the last of our major supplies for the growing season.  This past week we purchased enough irrigation pipe to more than double our current supply.  More pipe means less time moving pipe this summer, which we’re both looking forward to.  We also had 7 tons of organic fertilizer delivered to the farm, and next week (assuming the weather cooperates) we’re hoping for a lime delivery.  These two additions will certainly result in happier vegetables for you!

This week we also spoke to farmers taking the OSU Extension’s Growing Farms course.  We had fun sharing our three+ year adventure with other folks interested in farming.  And it was especially exciting for us because we took the same course back in 2009 which prompted us to rent that first acre outside of Stayton.  Things have changed somewhat since that first year, but I realized during our presentation that we’ve been lucky enough to have some of our same Market customers for four market seasons!  Thanks for sticking with us and we hope to see you soon!

We hope to see you Saturday sometime between 9am and 3pm.  You can find us at the Salem Saturday Market near the intersection of Winter and Union streets in downtown Salem.

Carri Heisler and Jeff Bramlett