It has been a nice fall and winter here around the farm. We survived our early cold snap and had our winter preparations in order, thankfully. I have been staying busy in the wood-shop, processing beeswax and honey, cleaning and packaging seed, researching our intended growth and needs, and a little relaxing, too.
So far for 2014, I have been able to get some seed planted and under some row cover. Seed starting has begun and for the first time, this year we will be applying biodynamic preparations for land fertility, and taking another step into going beyond organic. The farm has a lot of new things in the works which will all help in improving the CSA, farmers markets, and the farms community involvement. First off and the most important to me, I am bringing on help in the form of personal, committed volunteers and friends. To start, Benjamin will be coming on full time to help farm the land. In addition, I have Jessica as the market manager and volunteer coordinator; Allison will be managing our CSA Blog, website, and branding; Kelly will manage flower sales and coordinate our farm to table dinners. I have secured an additional 5 acres of irrigated fallow land to expand the row cropping operation.
Now we need you, our customers, to help this farmer and farm blossom into a sustainable pillar of our community and economy!
I look forward to farming for you….. Chris Casad, Farmer of Bend’s healthiest heirloom vegetables
Wildheart Nature Class at Juniper Jungle Farm!
Wildheart Nature Classes are outings that provide adventure and rich learning opportunities for children ages 4 1/2-10. We venture to nature areas within and surrounding Bend, Oregon, allowing participants to experience and study the land they call home. Participants document their experiences in a journal that contains photographs, drawings, and personal creative reflections.
Class Topics Include: Fire-Loving Plants, Cooking Food Over Open Fire, Forest Fires & Wild Animals, and Survival Skills
Saturday, February 23rd 1 – 4pm
Friday, March 23rd 1 – 4pm
Learn more at: www.wildheartnatureschool.com
- JJF 2016 Fall CSA Share Pickup November 13, 2016
- Our 4th annual Sunset Supper is on August 21, 2016! July 22, 2016
- 2016 CSA Shares are now available! February 9, 2016
- Sunset Supper tickets On Sale NOW! August 3, 2015
- Save the Date! Farm Dinner is 8/30/15. July 22, 2015