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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

Posted 3/14/2012 11:03am by Valerie Tachenko.

Tomorrow, March 15, we will be in Pendleton at the Red Lion Hotel for the "What's Your Connection" conference.  This is a good way to connect with farmers, producers, chefs, and consumers.   Stop by our display and see our dry bean display and samples of our non-GMO cornmeal.

Posted 3/14/2012 10:58am by Valerie Tachenko.

The greenhouse is starting to fill with plants again.  Have onions, cabbage, kale, lettuce, and broccoli growing.  Wanted to plant peas today but it is snowing and we have almost 2".  Must be Spring!!

Posted 2/11/2012 8:38pm by Valerie Tachenko.

Rodney has been picking corn from the corn maze and putting it on racks in the greenhouse to finish drying.  This is our non genetically modified field corn.

He got a fancy corn sheller for Christmas and has been feeding the chickens fresh corn all winter.

Last week we ground some for cornmeal and I made cornbread.  Was wonderful.  Has great flavor!!

We will be selling it whole or ground in 1 pound pkgs.

Posted 6/26/2011 5:29pm by Valerie Tachenko.

Just hard to believe its almost the 4th of July. 

Things are really growing.  We are pulling the last of the row covers this week and planting more lettuce and radishes.

We tried a new recipe this week.  Kale chips.  It is really good.  I have never grown Kale before

and hadn't even eaten it so this was really new.

To make them take one bunch of Kale and cut across the leaves in half inch to 3/4 inch strips.

I didn't use the big part of the stems.  Spread them out on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil and stir them a little until coated well.

Bake at 400 degrees until crunchy but not too brown.  Maybe 10 min.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little salt and I used som parmessan cheese.

They are crunchy just like a potato chip.

Enjoy your box this week!!!

Thanks Valere

Val's Veggies

Posted 3/10/2011 11:43pm by Valerie Tachenko.

We planted 48 trays of tomatoes today.  Some new varieties and lots of old ones.  Can almost taste them. 

Posted 2/14/2011 4:46pm by Valerie Tachenko.

 

What a surprise when they were picking winter squash.  This trombocino squash crossed two other rows of squash to find this pumpkin and then he grabbed hold and just about squeezed her to death.  Must have been true love at first sight.