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Riverbend Gardens CSA Update

We’re planning and preparing for this new CSA season like crazy. We have been doing quite a bit of seeding already. Onions, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, kohlrabi, kale, and Brussels sprouts need to be transplanted when they are about an inch tall. So right now all the seeds are planted and we have done the first watering, and now we wait. Soon the little green leaves will pop up and then they will grow and change daily. This is a really exciting time of year for us. It is a miracle every year what comes from a teeny tiny little seed. This year you will get to experience it with us! In terms of sales, we have sold a third of our goal! THANK YOU to all who have already made their purchases! This is very encouraging! Keep up the good work and thanks for all your support! To stay better connected to what we are doing on the farm, please like our facebook page, and follow us on twitter!

Why is CSA so Awesome?

You will receive fresh delicious quality veggies from a convenient awesome location every week. You will reap the benefits of fresh garden produce without all the gardening work! You will learn about your local seasonality, and how things are grown and produced in your local community. You will be supporting your local farmers and economy! Why do we love the CSA as farmers? We see minimal food waste! We get to connect to our consumers! We are seeing more effects of working together and having a community that supports each other. We are so thankful for all of your support! We could have not done this without you. Please, if you have not already, tell your friends about this CSA! We are a third of the way to our goal in sales!!, and need you to help us get there! This year as part of the CSA, you will be invited to our Open House so you have the opportunity to come out to the farm and see how it all happens. The date is still to be announced, but keep your eyes peeled. You will not want to miss this! There will be wagon rides through the farm, tours of the buildings, maybe you can even pick a few carrots to take home! Hope to see you all there. Please sign up here and forward this email on to all your friends!!

Our CSA Locations

Acme Meat Market: Acme is an amazing butcher shop! They carry a variety of top quality meats. They showcase beef, pork, chicken, and lamb, but also sell veal, turkey, wild boar, grass-feed bison, sausages and a variety of fresh and frozen seafood. Prairie Mill Bakery: A bakery so good, you will find yourself going back for seconds. The do not use any preservatives and mill all the wheat by hand. Care-it Urban Deli: A modern deli that provides ready to eat and take home meals. They also do made to order sandwiches, soups and salads that are fresh and easy to prepare. Dutch Treats and Farm Fresh Meats: The number one source of all Dutch treats and Farm Fresh meats. The treats are imported from Holland directly to you, and the meats are delivered daily from local producers. The Pan Tree: Do you need a new kitchen gadget? Look no further than the Pan Tree! They have an excellent selection of top quality and functional kitchen products for chef’s and aspiring chefs alike. They also have cooking classes right in the store. Also, if you are ever looking for us, come to the Strathcona Farmers’ Market! We are there every Saturday from 8am – 3pm. We would love to chat with you about the CSA and answer any questions that you may have. Our farm will also be open to the public every day in May!!! If you want to come over and see the farm and our greenhouses we will be there! and ready to chat.

Baby Veggies!!

Click here for a Golden Harvest Muffin recipe.