Farm News

News From Garden Girl Co.

The Garden Girl continues to stock the shelves in The Garden Shed with her culinary creations. Be sure to go inside and see what is available when you are at the farm. Besides the yummy treats, vintage garden potting benches, garden decor and bird feeders are available for sale.

For more information please call the farm 541-672-2745 or go to
www.GardenGirlCo.com

We also sell fresh local honey at our sales area.

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 pet/dog back into the car, but we will take the initiative if necessary. Thank you for your cooperation.

Donated Used Plastic Bags:

We regret that we no longer take used plastic bags to use with our produce. We’ve purchased new bags instead. While most of the recycled bags were quite clean, many were very dirty. 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.

If you are interested we do sell reusable cotton tote bags for $4.50 each.


Upcoming Event: “Sauerkraut Time” – October 5, 2013

“Sauerkraut Time” a demonstration and hands-on class will be taught by Master Food Preserver, Ed Hoffman, on Saturday, October 5, 2013. There will be two sessions, the first from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and the second from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ed will demonstrate how to make sauerkraut and tell us all we need to know about the process. Printed recipes and instructions will be provided. The demonstration is free of charge.

At the hands-on portion of the “Sauerkraut Time” classes, Ed will assist us as we make 1 gallon of sauerkraut. The cost for the hands-on class is $6.00 (per gallon). We will provide the cabbage and canning salt. You must bring a 1-gallon glass jar. Plastic containers are acceptable as long as they are food-grade and have a wide mouth opening. Space is limited to 20 people per session, so please register and pay for the class soon. We have a sign-up sheet at the farm. Call the farm, at 541-672-2745 or email us if you have questions.


UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT – July 30th

Norm Lehne Garden & Orchards will host the OSU Master Food Preservers, who will offer a free Food Preservation Overview class, on this Saturday, July 30, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The class will include information on Food Preservation Types, Techniques, Equipment, Safety, etc.  There will be time for questions and answers.

The Master Food Preservers will also be available to check the accuracy of your pressure canner gauge at this event.

Bring your lawn chair and join us that day.

Thank you for supporting local agriculture.
See you this weekend!
Your Farmers,
Norm & Cinda