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Thank You for Your Support This Year!

Thank You for Your Support This Year!

It always surprises me every year when we make it to the end of another farming season. Where oh where does the time go?! And yet here we are, on the tail of 2021 and our last CSA share of the season. One of my favorite things about farming has become these wonderful young people I get to meet and work with. Some of them stick around the farm for just four months,...

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Counting Down and Looking Back

Counting Down and Looking Back

As I begin my countdown to my last day at Red Dog Farm, I find myself reminiscing about the person I was when I first arrived here in July 2019. Who knew I would love farming so much! I have learned so much about vegetables, farming, the PNW, people, and about myself. A few skills that have become valuable in my day-to-day work at the farm are expert pallet jack...

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Appreciating the Potent Flavor of Winter’s Salad

Appreciating the Potent Flavor of Winter’s Salad

It’s that time of year again where I get to geek out about radicchios—winter’s salad! Perhaps I like radicchio because we share Italian roots, or perhaps it’s because I appreciate their winter hardiness and vibrancy. I like a vegetable that can endure the winter months. I find that people often like to admire their beauty, but when challenged to use them in...

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Selling Plant Starts: Not Just for Springtime

Selling Plant Starts: Not Just for Springtime

Shopping for baby plants for your garden in springtime seems like a long way off during the wet, cool winter. But here on the farm, selling plant starts is nearly a year-round endeavor. As the farm office manager, I spend most of my time at a computer, and these days, that means entering data from this spring’s plant starts sales into a spreadsheet so we can...

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Working in Weather

Working in Weather

Today was one of the worst weather days we have had on the farm since I started here, almost six months ago. Rain, high winds, and an omnipresent cold combined to form inescapable, unpleasant conditions in the fields. Our roads have turned into muddy rivers, our fields into lakes. As we harvest, we are pelted by rain, we slip in the mud, and we feel the water soak...

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Beet and Fennel Soup for Cool, Rainy Days

Beet and Fennel Soup for Cool, Rainy Days

As the encroaching clouds of fall loom heavy over the heads of the field crew, who is harvesting our end-of-season veggies, we here at RDF turn up our collars and pull tight our hoods against the chill of the wind and the spackling of rain that seems to come almost daily these days. There is something deeply satisfying in seeing the full turn of the seasons: from...

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