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Posted 2/19/2015 5:09pm by Valerie Tachenko.

Spring is on its way!!!

Wow!  This weather is awesome!!  Not sure what the summer will bring but we are sure enjoying it now.

The website is ready for CSA signups.  Also the spring and summer egg shares are open for sign up.  We are still working on the fruit shares and will let you know when it is ready.

We are going to do a give and take box this year at your CSA pickup site.  If there is something in your box that you can't use that week you may put it in the give and take box and or if there

is something in the box that you would like you may take it.  That will give everyone a little more flexibility.  We will try it and see how it goes.  If you have any other suggestions or ideas be sure and let me know.

If you have any problems navigating the website please let us know.

To show our appreciation for our returning CSA members there is an added discount at checkout!!

 

Posted 10/28/2014 1:06pm by Valerie Tachenko.

Hi,

Can't believe its almost November, the summer has really gone fast.

Its time to sign up for Fall Egg shares.  They will start the first week of November and go for 17 weeks.

The pick up site for Baker City will still be Bettys Books  and for LaGrande will be

Blue Mountain Outfitters on the corner of Adams and Depot.

If you have any questions or problems signing up just call or email

Thanks much,

Valerie

 

Posted 5/20/2014 1:43pm by Valerie Tachenko.

Greetings!

We are very excited to offer a loyalty program called "Farm Fan" for our customers. This program allows you to stay more connected with us here at the farm. And it allows us to reward our customers who faithfully shop with us! 

Farm Fan-As a Val's Veggies Farm Fan you can collect points for shopping with us and earn bonus rewards.
-Stay easily connected with our weekly text notifications about what's farm fresh each week. (Just one text a week)

-Sign up today by going to: http://farmfanapp.com/valsveggies/signup
***You will get 20 points just for signing up!!!!

 
Here is a simple explanation of how it works:Farm Fan Instructions
Here's the link again to sign up: http://farmfanapp.com/valsveggies/signup
 
Let us know if you have any questions! 
Blessings,
Vanessa Tachenko
Posted 4/17/2014 1:38pm by Valerie Tachenko.

We have had several requests for another CSA option so here it is!!!

Market Share

For those of you who need more flexibility and can't commit to a weekly box we are offering a market share.  You will purchase a share in $100, $200, or $300 increments and then get a credit which you can use at Farmers Market, Vals Veggies Stand, or for call in orders for canning, etc.

$100 equals $105 credit

$200 equals $210 credit

$300 equals $330 credit

These shares will need to be purchased by June 1 just like the regular shares.  To sign up go to the website and sign up under CSA shares.  Any questions just call or email.

Thanks much,

Rod and Valerie

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)!!!