Sunday, May 24, 2015

Open Memorial Day

We'll be here Monday for those of you having a three day gardening weekend!
Bird Brains & Chicken Butts 

Mike and Jon with a few feathery tweens!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Families who broadfork together - Stay together

Happy Mother's Day!   We're open and stocked with treats. + Red Wiggler Compost WORMS are here!!
Photo is at Fox & Bear Urban Farm with our new co-worker Katie Boeh's twin brother, dad and girlfriend Erica, prepping farm beds in front of their tiny house, tillin' it up!)  We love Meadow Creature Broadforks and carry the 12, 14 and 16" forks.
I love my daughter Binga

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pullet Day and running in The Redwoods!

Teenage chickens available at 1pm today, see post below for details ��  + soooo many plants, seeds and treats in stock for your spring growing fun times!

And we just surprised my folks in CA and are running the Avenue of The Giants 1/2 marathon in the redwoods together today (mom almost fainted when she saw us).  Huge thanks to Adam, Becca, Jon, Katie, Ryan and Nellie for rocking the shop and making this happen!!  Much love ������

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chicks, Young Teens + Pullet Day on Sunday, April 12th

PULLETS - Starting at 12pm on 4/12, these breeds will be available: Black Sex Links, Black Copper Marans, assorted Bantams, Leghorn/Welsummer crosses, "Camel Eggers" - Ameraucana/Maran crosses

For Pullet Days it is always first come, first served, we'll give numbers out if needed.  All sales always cash only with the breeder and please bring your own pet carrier or box. 

YOUNG TEENS - We have adorable 4 week old pullets that we've raised organically, available for sale in the shop: 3 Cuckoo Marans (very dark brown eggs), 3 Rhode Island Reds and 3 Black Sex Links (RIR x with Barred Rock)

CHICKS - We have sweet 2 week old chicks we've raised organically:  4 Buff Orpingtons, 8 Red Sex Links and 8 Cuckoo Maran / Barred Rocks (see their 'Family Portrait' above)

NEW BABY CHICKS - Landing this Wednesday:  Salmon Faverolles, Cuckoo Marans, Welsummers, Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Red Sex Links and Black Jersey Giants

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Open MONDAYS! + super neat films, workshop and more!

We will be OPEN Mondays starting on April 13th!

* * *    7 days a week, 10am to 6pm    * * *

It's taken us 5 and a 1/2 years to comfortably get here and we are now a team of six full time (Naomi, Adam, Becca, Jon, Ryan and Katie) and one part time year round (Mary, my mom!) and two part time (Nellie and Mike) seasonal people.  We know you've wanted it and we're super excited to be here for you.

Photo Quiz:  Becca and Naomi dancing with the goats?  Or.... could it be the day Naomi lost her keys in the pen all day, only for Jon to nicely find them before we closed and accidentally flicked them into his face with a compost fork, just after Oona was preparing to leave work and had freshly peed on them?  You decide!)

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Buy your tickets online for 'Out Here' - showing this Thursday, April 2nd!!

With Friends of Family Farmers, we
are co-sponsoring the Portland screening of the film 'Out Here' by the Queer Farmer Film Project on Thursday, April 2nd at the Academy Theater, 7pm - check out their Mid-West & West Coast tour schedule.  Naomi is moderating a panel afterwards with the filmmaker and local farmers and then we're all heading for drinks nearby.   We're also donating tickets to 13 awesome queer farms.  : )  

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Occupy the Farm - check out the film screening at the Clinton Street Theater, this Wednesday, April 1st, with special guest speakers for the Q & A talking about threats to farmland by development and larger interests with Nellie McAdams from Friends of Family Farmers (and now working with us, too!) and Amanda Morse from Blue House Green House Farm (which Adam is a farmer partner of!). 

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Baby Chicks landing Wednesday, April 1st after 12pm!  First babies will head out to those who have pre-ordered them and right now we'll have a great assortment of breeds if you'd like to come on by - calling ahead to pre-order is always you're best bet to reserve your new peepers or pop by to visit.

Naomi will be teaching a Chicken Keeping Workshop at our shop on Thursday, April 16th from 6 to 8pm, all proceeds benefit Growing Gardens, sliding scale - please register online.  : )

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Becca and Naomi rounding up hundreds of blueberries!
4 sides, jam packed!
Big cover crop seed order landing this week, including organic buckwheat and a new organic pasture mix.  Sooooo many plants in stock and we do have the first round of tomatoes due to your strong demands.  Just remember, it's been unusually WARM (actually HOT sometimes) this winter and very early spring, so if you get tomatoes now, give them some protection right away or prepare to or know you're gettin' wild and rollin' the dice!  We carry floating row cover (aka Reemay, Agribon), along with 4 and 6 mil greenhouse plastic to keep them warm, with happy dry leaves - by the foot and 100' (plastic) to 250' (row cover) roll, along with wire we can custom cut hoops for you and clamps for if your using thicker rods or pvc to make hoops over your beds  Organic seed potaotes, oodles of veggie and herb starts, so many blueberries and other fruit, native and decorative plants.  Plus seed rack is jamming with thousands of exciting packets.
CFO - Binga
CEO - Oona

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baby Chicks are here + We're donating 10% to Zenger Farm on 3/20!

The March 18th herd of super cute little peepers is here!

Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Cuckoo Marans (very dark brown eggs!), Salmon Faverolles, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, Black Sex Links (Rhode Island Red Rooster x Barred Rock Hen) 

Many were pre-ordered and have headed home already, so you're welcome to call ahead and see who's available.  Our next organic chicks arrive ~April 1st and the breeds are listed here.

*** Friday, March 20th, we are donating 10% of your purchases to Zenger Farm! ***

Check out all of the places you can eat and shop to support this incredible non-profit farm in SE Portland - Spring for Zenger March 18th - 23rd


Breakfasts Around The Neighborhood!

And make sure to grab a tasty lunch or breakfast at Pine State Biscuits before or after you come by our shop on Friday and check out Thicket in NE for neat outdoor garden decor, both are donating to Zenger on 3/20, too!

And if you're on Instagram:

Snap & Share photos from partner locations 
Tag the partner & @zengerfarm
Hashtag #springforzenger #zengerfarm
Win one week's share of the harvest from Zenger Farm!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Small Farms Conference, Hootenany + 'Out Here' film screening!

Naomi, Shawn & Ryan will be at the OSU Small Farms Conference with a booth this Saturday and are sponsoring the SFC Hootenanny that's happening afterwards and know we'll see many of you there!

Becca, Mary, Adam, Jon & Mike will be at the shop to help you this weekend.  We are in full swing with a fresh stock of blueberries in 1 & 3 gallon sizes, plus huckleberries, lingonberries and so many fruity shrubs, trees and perennials, along with lots of veggie starts for early spring experimenting.  Plus thousands of seed packets, organic seed potatoes, Nootka Rose organic seed garlic, organic onion sets, rhubarb & strawberry crowns and bare root rasp and black berries.  First herd of baby chicks lands this coming week!

With Friends of Family Farmers, we
are co-sponsoring the Portland screening of the film 'Out Here' by the Queer Farmer Film Project on Thursday, April 2nd at the Academy Theater, 7pm - check out their Mid-West & West Coast tour schedule.  Naomi is moderating a panel afterwards with the filmmaker and local farmers and then we're all heading for drinks nearby.  Buy your tickets online and find more info here.  We're also donating tickets to 13 awesome queer farms.  : )

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

March 1st - Sunday Pullet Day!

Teenage chickens for sale from 1pm on 3/1 'til they sell out, include:

'Camel Eggers' - Copper Maran x Ameraucana / Easter Egger crosses that lay dark green or dark brown eggs(!!), Solid Black Wyandottes, Solid Blue Wyandottes (steel grey color), Red and Black Sex Links.  See our HEN section for more info.  : )

And first baby chicks land March 4th!  Pre-orders by phone or email and Walk-ins welcome when they're here peepin' and sleepin'.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February Sunshine

Our shop is bursting with early spring goods during this amazingly mild, sunny winter!
(we know it's a roller coaster...)

Oodles of Blueberries and sooo many other fruit plants!!
 
Organic Seed Potatoes: All Blue, All Red, Chieftan, German Butterball, Kennebec, Red Norland, Russet Norkotah, Yellow Finn, Yukon Gem

Organic Fingerling Seed Potatoes: French, Red Thumb, Rose Finn Apple and Princess LaRatte

Onion sets: Yellow Rock, Red Wethersfield, White Ebanezer

Strawberry Crowns: Spring - Hood, Chandler & Sequoia / Everbearing - Aromas, Quniault, Seascape

Bare Root Raspberries: Spring - Meeker & Willamette / Everbearing - Amity, Fall Gold, Jewel Black & Heritage

Rhubarb Crowns: Crimson Cherry

Vegetable Starts: the first round of sturdy organic veggies is in!

Seed Packets:  Thousands of organic, regionally grown seeds by small-scale farms in OR & WA

Plus soils, composts, organic fertilizer, sharp tools and all the basics.  : )

Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 CHICK BREED LIST!

Order your fluffy little peepers now!

See our HENS, CHICKS & DUCKS page for information on Pre-ordering.

March 4th
Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Cuckoo Marans, Red Sex Links, Welsummers, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Delawares

March 18th
Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Cuckoo Marans, Salmon Faverolles, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, Black Sex Links

April 1st
Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Cuckoo Marans, Red Sex Links, Black Laced Gold Wyandottes, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Buff Orpingtons

April 15th
Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Cuckoo Marans, Red Sex Link, Welsummer, Black Jersey Giant, Salmon Faverolles

April 29th
Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Cuckoo Marans, Black Sex Links, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Black Laced Gold Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds

May 12th
Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Black Australorps, Rhode Island Reds, Speckled Sussex

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Michelle's Sunday Pullets!

Today she brought Bantam White Plymouth Rocks and Copper Maran x Java and Sumatra crosses from her farm, all laying and for sale.  Super cute!