DONATED USED PLASTIC BAGS:
We regret that we no longer take used plastic bags to use with our produce,
instead we've purchased new bags. While most of the recycled bags were
quite clean, many were very dirty when given to us. We believe this is a
necessary step considering that we are selling fresh produce, much of which
is eaten raw. It's almost impossible to detect and/or wash off the harmful
bacteria that might contaminate the produce by putting it into used bags.
By only offering new bags it will help to assure our customers that we are
trying to be as careful about food safety as we can. The best thing is to
bring your own picking containers.
PETS/DOGS AT THE FARM:
We would like to remind you about our pet/dog policy. We take food safety
very seriously, and due to the fact that dogs 'leave their calling card'
wherever they get the urge, we ask that you leave your pets/dogs at home
when you come to the farm. This would be better than leaving them in your
hot car when you are here. We don't have a dog potty area here at the farm,
as every available space is growing something for sale to the public. It's
awkward and embarrassing to ask someone to put their dog/pet back into the
car, but we will take the initiative if needed. Thank you for your
GARDEN GIRL CO.
Garden Girl Co. "Open House" this Saturday from 9am-1pm featuring lots of samples of baked goods, jams and pies and a new specialty ice cream topping. There will be some product specials and we will be having an outdoor smoking demo with apple wood chips. www.GardenGirlCo.com
The OSU Master Food Preservers will be at the farm again on Friday, August
27, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. They will answer your canning questions,
have literature available, and be available to check the accuracy of your
pressure canner gauge. This is a free service.