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Posted 2/27/2014 1:04pm by Valerie Tachenko.

Greetings!

This is a friendly reminder that the Early Bird signup ends March 1.

The winter is speeding by and spring is fast approaching and the veggie grower is chomping at the bit to get out there and do some planting!! She told me this morning that she wanted to go and plant some peas.. but it looks a little bit to damp to get into the garden just yet.

It has been just like it is for you customers that have gotten a CSA box from us every week, kinda like christmas,  the box comes in the mail or the UPS or FEX and we can hardly wait to open it and see what's inside, of course we know that it is seed but there still is that feeling of not knowing just what is in there.  Well you know what those boxes mean???  Work and more work,  got to get them all planted in the trays or ground so that they will grow into productive plants. 

We saved some corn from the corn maze and it is drying out so that we can run it through the mill for corn meal. I will let you know when it is available.

Have a great day.

Rod and valerie

 

Posted 1/26/2014 10:15pm by Valerie Tachenko.

We are excited to offer two new options for fruit shares this year.

The first is a Certified Organic share from Eagle Creek Orchard and

the second is a Conventionally grown share from Walla Walla and

Yakima Valleys.  Go to the Fruit Share Page for more info.

Posted 1/26/2014 10:06pm by Valerie Tachenko.

We are now taking sign ups for the 2014 season.  Sign up by March 1 and recieve !0% off.

Posted 11/3/2013 10:56am by Valerie Tachenko.

Greetings,

The summer fall CSA season came to a screeching halt last week with the closer of the corn maze /pumpkin patch and the Farm stand in Baker City.  I loaded up everything that was left and brought it all home Friday. So now on to the next season.

The fall winter egg share is now turned on and working correctly.  You can sign up by going to the "update membership" link on the right hand side of the home page of valsveggies.com.


We still have Winter squash, Broccoli, Kale and Cabbage available from our garden.

Winter squash  $.79/lb

Kale               $2.00/bunch

Cabbage         $.99/lb

Garlic             $1.00/bulb


Pepper Jelly $6.00/jar

Watermelon

Rhubarb

Elderberry


We also have some organically grown red potatoes  $1.00/lb


Apples  $18.00 / 20 pound box  

Fuji   Field run direct from the grower at Milton Freewater, Or

Granny Smith      From Blue MT Growers Milton freewater, Or

Wine Sap      Field run from an orchard near Granger, Wa


Juicing apples by the bag $1.50    4.5-5 lb bags


Red or Green kraut Cabbage from Hermiston   $.50/lb


We will be turning on our public shopping kart, Val's Garden soon, but for now order from this email.


We can deliver these to the pickup location sites.


Have a great week!


Rod

Posted 10/7/2013 11:10am by Valerie Tachenko.

 

 Oct.19Full Moon in the Maze:Open from 7 p.m. to 12 p.m.  After the maze sit around the campfire and listen to the band Huckleberry Jam from 8 to 10 p.m.!! Glow sticks will be available for purchase.

Oct.20 Family Day: Adults $7, Children (12 and under) $4.  Face painting, food, and games!!!

Posted 10/7/2013 11:05am by Valerie Tachenko.

Come out and see if you can find your way through the corn maze and solve the scavenger hunt on the way.  Then head over to the pumpkin patch and pick the perfect pumpkin for carving (pumpkins are priced by the pound)!!!

Posted 5/29/2013 8:31pm by Valerie Tachenko.

We have some really exciting news... but first we want to remind you of two things...


1) Summer Egg Share starts the first week of June so be sure to sign up for that! Click here for more information on how summer egg shares work. 


2) CSA sign-up deadline is June 1. Click here for more information about CSAs.

 

Ok now for the exciting news... 


The lumber you see in the above picture will be used to build a brand new FRUIT/VEGGIE STAND!!!!


Now for the details...

 

  • The fruit/veggie stand will be on the North East corner of Campbell and Grove Street. 
  • Our opening day will be sometime next week... so keep an eye out for us (we will try to update you with an exact opening time). 
  • We plan on selling farm fresh produce grown right here in our neck of the woods. 
  • Our business hours in June will be Monday - Friday 10am to 6pm EXCEPT for Wednesdays. Wednesday hours are 10am to 2pm; our hours are shorter on Wednesday because we will be closed for the Baker City Farmers Market. We believe Farmers Markets are very important therefore we would like to continue to support them as much as possible. 


This is an exciting endeavor for our family and hope it's a huge blessing in our community. Thank you in advance for your patience with us as we iron out the details the first few weeks and thank you for your support!!!


From the Veggie Patch,


Tachenkos  

Posted 5/29/2013 8:30pm by Valerie Tachenko.

We have some really exciting news... but first we want to remind you of two things...


1) Summer Egg Share starts the first week of June so be sure to sign up for that! Click here for more information on how summer egg shares work. 


2) CSA sign-up deadline is June 1. Click here for more information about CSAs.

 

Ok now for the exciting news... 


The lumber you see in the above picture will be used to build a brand new FRUIT/VEGGIE STAND!!!!


Now for the details...

 

  • The fruit/veggie stand will be on the North East corner of Campbell and Grove Street. 
  • Our opening day will be sometime next week... so keep an eye out for us (we will try to update you with an exact opening time). 
  • We plan on selling farm fresh produce grown right here in our neck of the woods. 
  • Our business hours in June will be Monday - Friday 10am to 6pm EXCEPT for Wednesdays. Wednesday hours are 10am to 2pm; our hours are shorter on Wednesday because we will be closed for the Baker City Farmers Market. We believe Farmers Markets are very important therefore we would like to continue to support them as much as possible. 


This is an exciting endeavor for our family and hope it's a huge blessing in our community. Thank you in advance for your patience with us as we iron out the details the first few weeks and thank you for your support!!!


From the Veggie Patch,


Tachenkos  

Posted 5/20/2013 5:40pm by Valerie Tachenko.

Howdy, 


Things have really been changing around here the last few days... We had a crew show up last week and made a very good start on the planting process. There are a lot of tomatoes and peppers in the dirt now.  They planted out  cabbage, lettuce and broccoli. Our onions took a hard hit when we got that hard frost, it set them all back at least 2 weeks, maybe more.  

Planting sweet corn

I planted the sweet corn and then we got a wonderful shower of rain, so I hope they all pop out of the ground in the next few days.  I worked on the corn maze today, I hope to have the seed in the ground tomorrow.  Then I will finish working up the last chunk of the garden to plant.

We planted a bunch of asparagus and it came up very nicely, our old stand was slowly going away.

This week is the first La Grande Farmers Market for us so all you spring egg share people take note that your eggs will be available at our stand at the market.

For all of you facebook fans, we have been making posts on there about progress in the veggie patch with pics and more.  You can find us at Val's Veggies on facebook.

Have a great week!!


Rod

 

PS. Sign up for your Summer Egg Shares and CSA Boxes by June 1. Payments need to be in by June 1. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks for eating local! 

Tags: Summer
Posted 10/19/2012 4:49pm by Valerie Tachenko.

Sunday, Oct. 21 is Family Day at the corn maze and pumpkin patch. 

$1 off on admission prices.

games for the kids

face painting

corn dogs and hamburgers available