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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.


Posted 2/10/2011 10:07pm by Valerie Tachenko.

We are ready to take sign ups for our 2011 CSA season.  We've added a new size this year for
those of you who can't use all of your produce in a week.  This is sized for a single adult.  Not as much variety but still the best fresh local produce.

We are going to use PayPal this year for credit card processing.  Not sure it is up and running yet but it will be soon.  Because of the extra cost for us to take credit cards we are giving a $10 coupon good for anything from Val's Veggies, to all who pay by check or cash. 

I'm hoping for an early spring!  The ground hog didn't see his shadow.  I planted onions last week and they are up and growing.  Will start celery, leeks, and cauliflower next week.  I'm really getting spring fever. Got several new heirloom tomatoes to try and also some new corn varieties.  Can't wait!!!

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Posted 1/17/2011 12:35pm by Valerie Tachenko.

Tomorrow is egg share day in LaGrande.  The chickens are really liking this warmer weather.  They think Spring is just around the corner.  I went by the chicken house on my way to check cows yesterday morning and it was still really dark out but they were singing and talking so loud!!!  Usually they are still in bed.
We have some winter squash still and I have been doing the KaKai pumpkin seeds up.  They are $4.00 a pound.  Real good raw or roasted with a little olive oil.
Enjoy the sunshine today,
Val's Veggies