The farm family in 2016
Welcome to our farm’s blog and website! Oakhill Organics is a family-run farm located on Grand Island. We grow everything we sell right here on our farm, and everything that we grow is sold directly to customers here in Yamhill County! You can find out more information about what and how we grow by following the links above; or, scroll down to read our latest farm news on our blog!
Your farmers, Katie & Casey Kulla
Happy fall, everyone! Thanksgiving is coming early this year — next week! We’ll be hosting our usual Thanksgiving Holiday Harvest next week as well. Here’s how it works:
You read the list below and decide what you want and how much. You can order for your holiday meal or just simply to stock your pantry for the coming weeks. Then send us an email with your completed list to farm(at)oakhillorganics(dot)com by the end of this Sunday. Please provide your name and cell phone number with your order in case we have questions!
We’ll harvest your order and bring it to our downtown Mac farm storefront for you to pick up (and pay for) on Tuesday, November 20, 4-6 pm. Our storefront is located off of the 2nd St parking lot between Evans and Davis Streets.
Now that you know what to do, here’s the list with unit size and price:
- Goldrush apples ~ Yellow with strong flavor, suitable for cooking or eating ~ $3/lb
- Melrose apples ~ Red and good eating or pie apple ~ $3/lb
- Honeycrisp apples ~ Red and good eating apple ~ $3/lb
- Seasonal salad mix ~ $4 for a 1/2 lb bag
- Arugula ~ $4 for a 1/2 lb bag
- Brussels sprouts ~ $5/lb
- Kale ~ $3/bunch
- Chard ~ $3/bunch
- Cabbage ~ $2/lb (order by the each)
- Cauliflower ~ $3/lb (order by the each)
- Masquerade potatoes ~ Purple/yellow skin with yellow flesh ~ $3/lb
- Harvest moon potatoes ~ Purple skin with yellow flesh ~ $3/lb
- Beets ~ $3/lb
- Carrots ~ $3/lb
- Spaghetti squash ~ $2/lb (order by the each)
- Pie pumpkins ~ $2/lb (order by the each)
- Delicata winter squash ~ $2/lb (order by the each)
- Butternut squash ~ $2/lb (order by the each)
- Marina di Chioggia squash ~ $1/lb (order by the each; these are big!)
If you have any questions, you can call me: 503-474-7661. Looking forward to seeing and feeding some of you next week!
September sunflowers against a blue sky
We still have a few weeks before the fall equinox brings the official start of the next season, but this week after Labor Day marks such a profound shift in everyone’s routine as school starts up again — it feels like the beginning of the end of summer’s reign.
But, oh, some of the best weeks of the year are coming up! Here in the PNW, the blue skies have returned after August’s smoke, and I am reminded of just how magical and golden late summer light is when it falls across the fields. It’s a delicious time of year too, when so many different fruits and vegetables are mature and available at the same time — summer (tomatoes and peppers) overlapping with the first of the fall foods (spaghetti squash and broccoli).
There’s a feeling in the air of a work well done, both our work on the farm (resulting in abundance) but also in the world at large. All around us, wild plants are maturing their seeds and finishing their growing season life cycles. Some deciduous trees are already beginning to look dormant because of normal end-of-summer drought stress, adding to the golden color in the air. Beautiful.
Enjoy this week’s vegetables!
Your farmers, Katie & Casey Kulla
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Meet this week’s vegetables:
- Prune plums
- Honeycrisp apples!
- Sweet corn!
- Peppers — hot & green (the different types will be clearly marked!)
- Spaghetti squash — We taste tested the first of the spaghetti squash (part of our job! gotta do it!), and it was delicious: sweet and savory all at the same time. We prepare our squash by cutting it in half lengthwise, then baking it cut-size up (drizzled with olive oil) until the flesh is cooked through and soft. When cooked, the “strings” (or noodles?) of the squash flesh are easy to tease out with a fork. We love using the cooked squash as a base for other veggie dishes (just like pasta!).