Weekly news from the farm!


Greetings Everyone,

Thank you everyone who purchased garden plants from us!  If  you found missing plants from your order, then please send us an email of what is missing and we’ll be sure to have those for you on Wednesday or Friday.

It has been brought to our attention that our mailbox was full and some of our messages being sent from our online store are being filed in spam folders. The best way to receive correspondence from us, is to white list both our farmer@MountainHarvestOrganics.com and info@MountainHarvestOrganics.com.  We fixed the issue with our mailbox being full but haven’t yet been able to resolve this issue with messages appearing in your spam folder. 

You may have noticed that we are charging a service charge to cover the additional costs we have incurred for processing credit card transactions. PLEASE KNOW we haven’t raised our prices in 10 years. Over the years we’ve lowered the prices for crops such as slicing tomatoes and peppers so we remain competitive with organic prices at the grocery store as the prices of organic food continue to decline.

Here is a link to peruse the online store to get an idea of the diversity we offer!  

Your Farmers (and cleaning staff),
Carl and Julie

NOTE: Your’re receiving this eNewsletter because you’ve either been a subscriber to MHO in the past OR if you’ve registered for our newsletters from our website.  Feel free to unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive this eNewsletter!  All orders are due by 8 AM on Tuesday.  Pick-ups in Spring Creek are Wednesday from 3 – 5 OR Friday from 4 – 5. 

What is new or abundant this week!

CUCUMBERS…. CUCUMBERS…. CUCUMBERS…..They are delicious so we’ve been eating them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our hope is that you will as well!  They are the very best we’ll be eating the entire season, because summer cucumbers are not as sweet nor as thinned skin.

Napa Cabbage Is Here!  They are huge so we’re offering you a deal as far as the price is concerned.  So SWEET you might just consider eating it in a Lemon Coleslaw with sliced bell peppers, lemons and onions. We feel this vegetable is underrated because you don’t see it offered much at restaurants and it is amazing raw in salads or in fried rice.  For another main entree, consider this salad with crispy tufu.  We frequently enjoy napa slaw salad  or asian peanut noodles while napa cabbage is in season.

Daikon Radishes are available This smooth, beautiful white radish with green shoulders, is a Korean daikon, which is sweeter than those cultivated in Japan. We’ve tried growing quite a few varieties of The Japanese daikon radishes which don’t seem to grow well in our soils here at Mountain Harvest. For those avoiding gluten, these are a great substitute for noodles and radish noodles can be used in Chicken Pad Thai.  These radishes are delicious raw in salads, roasted or you might be interested in trying it in a slaw substituting peppers for carrots if you prefer that. Another favorite of ours is Spring Rolls where most any vegetable can go into these delicious wraps. They can be mashed with potatoes for a gratin which can be made vegan in substituting New Balance or oil for butter and nutritional yeast for the cheese.   If you haven’t yet pickled radishes, be sure to give it a try because it is great as a topping on tacos! Occasionally these radishes are sold without the tops.

We’re harvesting a new crop of Haukurei Turnips from the field. They are still sweet and delicious, but the tops are short as this crop has been through a lot of cool and warm weather.

The strawberries are ripening!  We’re limiting only 1 pint per order just to share the bounty with everyone! If you want an extra pint should those be available, please put in your order NOTES indicating such.  If you’ve received extra strawberries from us in the previous weeks and haven’t yet paid for them, you’ll want to order this product to settle up with us.  We are unable to adjust the order amounts for orders paid via credit card.  When you place an order using your credit card, your card is not charged until we have harvested and packed your order.  We’ve implemented this process, because we don’t want to charge you should we have a crop failure and are unable to fulfill your entire order. 

This Weeks Farmer’s Choice!

Above is Lo Mein made with the following veggies: onions, carrots, zucchini, bok choi, and sirloin steak.  It can easily be made vegan by omitting the meat and substituting rice noodles for egg noodles.

This week’s Farmer’s Choice Share includes: (share contents are subject to change based on our actual harvest.)

We’re offering both a Farmer’s Choice Veggie and Farmers’ Choice Veggie & Meat Share.  Items common in both shares are listed first, followed by items specific to the veggie share the finally the veggie/meat share. The Farmer’s Choice Veggie & Meat share normally has smaller portions of vegetables. )

The following are included only in the veggie share:

  • Turnips – Hakurei:  These are a mild turnip that we LOVE raw in salads but it’s also great roasted!!!
  • Lettuce: Romaine Bunches: It’s salad season! The bunches for the FC shares this week will be a bit smaller than those purchased separately.

The following are included only in the meat share

What’s happening on the farm!

The grass is tall but the fields are getting planted!

Carl thinks we should perhaps highlight “What’s not happening on the farm!”.  We had someone visit the farm this week commenting that we desperately need to mow!  Just know, while we haven’t been able to open our accommodations, we prioritized farming over mowing. There aren’t enough hours in the week for us to both grow food and mow.  While we’re able to bush hog, our push mower that is able to mow in tight places is broken.  It is on our endless “to do” list to fix the mower, and now that we’re able to open our accommodations, we’ll need to prioritize that.  For those picking up at the farm, we hope you’ll enjoy the unkempt rustic beauty of the farm.

We’re planting summer crops out in the fields!

We spent Sunday preparing beds for dahlias that required us to pull out all the cover crop and work up the soil.  Carl is turning in the compost that we added and now our top priority is to plant these tubers because their sprouts are out of control!  The dahlia greenhouse is a favorite for guests to wander through which is why it is our top priority.  

Beetles (we think Nicrophorus vespilloides) getting their medicine from hemlock reishi mushrooms!!!

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