Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TINY Homes Documentary & Farm Open House

Our Table Farm in Sherwood
Our Table Cooperative Farm is having an Open House.  It's a beautiful place to visit on Equinox eve!  "Get lost in our flowers, check out the first of our pumpkins, and see how close the on-farm grocery is to being completed, Sunday, September 21st 1:30-3:30. We're looking forward to seeing you!"
Our Table Winter Squash Array!

Film still from TINY
Naomi lives in a tiny home (surrounded by goats...) and we're all excited to see this film next week Thursday 9/25 at the Hollywood Theater.  

We love the Portland Ecofilm Festival for all the great documentaries they bring here!!  The filmmaker Christopher Smith will be at the Portland premiere of TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL and a post-film discussion about the tiny house movement.  Info & advance tickets here.

People's Coop Harvest Festival


People's Food Coop's Harvest Festival! Wed. Sept. 17, 2-9pm!

All the regular Farmers will be there as well as local crafters, The Commons Brewery, Eastside Distilling, Gonzo Falafel & Hummus, Momo Cart, and more! There will be TWO stages, with the following acts throughout the day:

COURTYARD STAGE:
2-2:45pm - Fermentation Demo
3-4:30pm - Cooking with Kathryn, a Kid-centric experience
4:45-5:45pm - Fermentation Demo
6-7pm - Baba Wague Storytelling
7:30-9pm - DJ Prashant - Singer, Dancer, DJ

BROOKLYN STAGE
2-3pm - Red Yarn
3:15-4:30pm - Madjaleo, Flamenco Band
4:45-5:45pm - Harvest Relay Race, Sign up at the Info Booth!
6-7pm - School of Rock

Limited edition People's Farmers' Market Tees, available at the market for $20, $5 of every tee goes directly to SNAP Matching at the Farmers' Market.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Shhh.....

"Okay verrry quietly, sneak me all the collards and coffee beans in your pockets while she's sleeping. Shhh..... and please, I'd like to taste a nibble of your shopping list there, too, yes, thank you." 


love, Binga

Annnnd Binga got a new hat and she wants you to join us at RAISE THE ROOTS dinner this Sunday! We put together a $150 gift basket and $20 gift certificate for the raffle, sooo many great prizes, plus amazing food from local farmers, ranchers and artisans, prepared by chef & farmer Stacey Givens of the The Side Yard Farm, Dogwood Distilling, Miss Zumstein's Cakes & Desserts. Come eat, drink and support all of the powerful work of Friends of Family Farmers!! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Summery September Garlic & Cover Crop Seed

Binga and Oona have been hang glidin' far and wide to bring you the tastiest varieties of ORGANIC SEED GARLIC!  Chesnok Red, Duganski, Elephant, Metechi, Polish White & Shandong landed, plus many more varieties on the way including: Broadleaf Czech, Early Italian Purple, Inchelium Red, Italian Late, Music, Nootka Rose, Oregon Blue, Purple Glazer, Silver Rose, Siskiyou Purple AND French Grey Shallots!!  (Goats love garlic skins / peels / stalks and little cloves and are highly motivated for human to plant lots...)

Literal tons of cover crop seed in stock, too.  Plus veggie starts for your fall and overwintering garden.  Flower bulbs enroute...  : )

And it's going to be in the mid 90's again.... so stock up on your varieties before they sell out and store in a cool, dark, dry spot until planting around Halloween / Thanskgiving-ish.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Teenage chickens will try to get you car keys...

But it's soooo much safer to just let them borrow your bike.

* Pullet Day this Sunday, August 24th from 2-4pm *

Come on by while a local breeder is at our shop with a variety of teenage hens to add to or create your flock.  Most fluffy ladies are ~$25 and cash sales directly through the breeder.  Best selection early on, stop by the register to get a number when you come in.

We're stocked with chicken feed, organic straw and supplies + so many neat plants and fun goodies.  : )

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beautiful July

Earlier this month, Mamo got to wear the crown on her last chemotherapy 'SPATOOB' day after 5 months! We celebrated wearing our Portland Marathon shirts from the fall, I ran the 8 miles to the clinic and we found a perfectly funny photo of us. Her double mastectomy is August 4th and we are having oodles of fun this month before surgery and recovery time. Thank you all so much for your kindness and again to my awesome team at the shop for allowing me to be with her so much,  you Becca, Adam, Timmy, Kate & Jon!!

We are stocked full of beautiful plants, feed, organic fertilizer, sharp tools and all your gardening and farming needs and treats.

LOTS of summer cover crop in stock, with fall seed in the works + Garlic later in August / early September, woo hooo!!!

xox, Naomi

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tool Sharpening, Teenage Chickens & PRIDE

Naomi & Mamo (Mary) at the PRIDE Parade
This Saturday 6/21 from 10 - 3pm we'll have a mobile tool sharpening service at the shop.

Starting at $5 and up, Brian from 1Sharptool Edge Service can sharpen your: kitchen knives, garden pruners, shears, shovels, hoes, machetes, loppers and much more.

Pullet day is coming up again on Sunday 6/29 from 2 - 4pm, come on by for teenage chickens and sometimes ducks, too!  

Breeds this month = Silver Laced Wyandottes, Gold Laced Wyandottes, White Rocks, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Gold / Red / Black Sex-links and some other breeds + possibly some bantams, too! 

Lily holding Minnie
First come first serve, check in at the register and we will give you a number. All sales are directly through the breeder(s) and cash only.

Gorgeous plants, along with seeds for your summer succession planting and fall & winter garden are here for you with smiles.

I reeaallly love my mom. The luck is so very mutual.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

till-ariousness + EQUALITY in Oregon!

it is till-arious around here!

we  Meadow Creature LLC Broadforks! hand-built on Vashon Island, guaranteed for a lifetime of fun: tilling your beds, diggin' out blackberries and trees, removing sod and prying boulders. that's hot. come and get 'em.

LOVE wins !!! Oregon now has marriage equality after a federal judge ruled that the ban voted on previously is unconstitutional. Thank you to all of you who signed the petition at our shop over the past year, in case it needed to go to a vote again. But it doesn't, so AWESOME! xoxox
and thanks to Oregon United for Marriage for all of the hours, strength and love put in!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Get yer tools nice & sharp! + goats in bed

This Sunday 5/18 from 10 - 3pm we'll have a mobile tool sharpening service at the shop.

Starting at $5 and up, Brian from 1Sharptool Edge Service can sharpen your: kitchen knives, garden pruners, shears, shovels, hoes, machetes, loppers and much more.

Rainbow over the herd!  One or our bookkeepers, Carissa W., on the dairy farm she runs with her wife.  We love milker Teeny Tiny and Benmar Farm.

and waking up to these two little goofers next to my bed is the best start to every day.

This overcast weekend is perfect gardening weather for the next round of hot sunny days coming up.  We are loaded with plants & seeds for you.  And chocolate, because - can you really plant beautiful things without nurturing yourself with some first?  (okay, you don't even need a because...)  xox, Naomi

Friday, May 9, 2014

Yes we are open on Mother's Day : )

Oona, Naomi & Binga with coffee!
Bring your momma on by to visit the goats and stroll around for plants and goodies.  Or come by in advance to pick up some treats for her: sharp tools, gorgeous flowers, handmade soaps, raw honey, yummy chocolates, jewelry, books and perhaps, as she is indeed the goddess of fertility that got you here... some organic fertilizer!  ; )

it's "Button Up Friday" and hardworking goats deserve good coffee from their own barista, right? Binga and Oona are thrilled that Equal Exchange just sent them their very own bag of 'Organic Mind Body and Soul' (decaf), aww yeah... they also adore the Love Buzz (cafeens!) that we carry for you humans in the shop. thanks Shawn & Jennifer! xoxox

(+ tonight they move into their new and improved sleeping pen at home with it's own 'goat door', right next to naomi's bed, so today is a REALLY good goatler day)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stock Tank Party Times!

Bamboo, Tomatoes, Nerds... you can grow anything in these galvanized stock tanks! 

or add hot water to your Nerds instead of dirt = Hot Tub party times!

7 size options: 2'w x 2'h by 3', 4', 5' or 6' long and 2'w x 3'h by 6' or 10' long, prices from $90 to $270 : ) 

Ooo! plus bareroot 'Compact Stella' Cherry trees are in, currently 8' tall and growing only 10 - 12' tall and self-fertile + bareroot Persimmon trees.... and we picked up another round of natives, blueberries, a wide range of fruit, flowers and more.  They were double stacked in the box truck.  We offloaded all of them to organize, put 50% out at the shop, 50% back in the truck to go to our 'Speakeasy' plant overflow space off site and the truck then looked like we hadn't unpacked anything.  It is a clown car box truck, amazing optical illusion like capacity. Ppplllllaaaannnntttssss, we love them!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pullets, Cattle Tanks + Naomi's shirt and tanks

1) Pullet Day 2- 4pm today for teenage hens (4/27) 
2) 50% mason bee cocoons
3) Naomi's t-shirt and tank tops : )
4) Cattle Tanks for planters & hot tubs in many sizes!
5) Red wiggler worm supply is strong
6) Hay racks your goats and horses will love
7) Flower starts are multiplying weekly
8) Mushroom kits and plugs, shitake, pearl oyster + more
9) Kate made more re-claimed pallet plant tables!