Milkweed for Monarchs

post by: Debbie Fields April 2, 2019

In the summer of 2015 with the help of Central Oregon Monarch Watch, a group of wonderful volunteers cleared a weedy patch of ground next to our parking area and planted a Milkweed patch. That first year they grew to be about a foot tall, the second year to 3 feet tall and last summer they were 4 feet tall with a large set of seed pods. We saved that seed and have now done germination tests with over 80% successful germ. If you are interested in starting your own Monarch way station we have seed for sale now, $1 for 50 seeds or we will have plants available in June.  

Watching the butterflies come, for us was in June and July, is one of the pleasures of life. Increasing milkweed habitat can help increase the number of Monarchs.

Spring Update from Fields Farm

post by: Debbie Fields March 27, 2019

Well it's been a wild winter. Snow has finally melted off the fields but there are large piles of snow around the greenhouses. Two small houses did collapse under the weight of heavy snow. Lucky for us we had decided to take a more relaxed approach to farming and had planned for a later start this year. As part of our relaxed approach, the CSA will take 3 weeks off during the season and change to a pack your own bag system. The CSA is open to returning customers and folks in our neighborhood. We will continue to have our Farmstand open to all as soon as we have produce available.

We will be participating with OSU Extension on a berry research project this season. We are excited to have expert help to improve our raspberry and strawberry crops. We will have test plots both in our unheated tunnels and outside in the field.

Starting this season garlic and herb powders will now be available year around. They won't be ground and mixed until being ordered so will as flavorful and pungent as ever. We have Garlic, Garlic Basil, Seasonal Seasoning and Mira Poix available right now.

We're looking forward to more spring like weather and seeing the farm come alive in its yearly cycle.

Last of the season

post by: Debbie Fields November 17, 2018

The Farmstand will be open for a couple more weeks with 5lb bags of golden carrots for $5, leeks for $3/bunch and 1 lb bags of garlic for $10. Last chance to stock up!

Fall at the Farmstand

post by: Debbie Fields September 15, 2018

Hi Folks,

As fall is approaching with cooler temperature it sweetens up many of our crops.  This weekend we will have a nice full refrigerator of carrots, beets, kale, fennel, summer squash, cucumbers and eggplant. On the table are red, yellow and blue potatoes and 3 varieties of garlic. We also have seed garlic available for fall planting.

New Book- Bend Food. 

post by: Debbie Fields August 19, 2018

By local Bend author Sarah Rishforth:
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Summer Bounty at the Farmstand

post by: Debbie Fields August 9, 2018

We've just packed the frig with chiogga and red beets, cucumbers, carrots, snow peas, summer squash, kale, lettuce mix and romanesco cauliflower. On the table is potatoes and Chesnock Red and Kettle River garlic. 

Farmstand Update

post by: Debbie Fields July 20, 2018

Hi Folks, 

As summer progresses new items at he stand include new potatoes, summer squash(3 varieties) and cucumbers.  This's weekend we also have lots of beets and lettuce mix.

Garlic Scape Season

post by: Debbie Fields June 7, 2018

It's garlic scape season, those tasty curls from the garlic plant are so easy to use. The Farmstand refrigerator is full of spring salad mix, radishes, garlic scapes and cooking greens.

We looking for 10 to 12 hours a week of help with harvesting, transplanting and learning the irrigation system. If you know of anyone interested in farming have them give us a call at 541-382-8059.

Weekend gardening

post by: Debbie Fields May 25, 2018

We have some well rooted raspberry, black currant and hop plants for sale this weekend. Our mild wet weather is perfect for planting.

Farmstand Open!

post by: Debbie Fields May 16, 2018

The Farmstand is open for the season! Currently there is rhubarb, arugula, bok choi and 2 varieties of Japonica Asian greens. These are first cuttings of all these veggies making them particularly tender and tasty.