Laura Masterson and Patty at 47th Avenue Farm (photo by Matt Giraud)Let nature set your table with fresh and delicious produce, locally farmed in tune with the seasons. With our CSA – now in its 24th season! – you pick up a bag or more of bounty every week for less than $4.15 a day for a half share, or $7.50 a day to feed a family of four.

Shares are limited and move as fast as pole beans, so reserve your space today. To learn more and sign up, start with our How the Farm Works page, or go straight to the info/order pages for our two pickup sites, SE Portland and Lake Oswego.

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A bountiful winter of delicious, responsibly farmed produce could be yours – sign up today!

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Getting Oriented

Winter Pick-Up Schedule

47th Ave Farm (SE)
Tuesdays 5-7pm on the following dates:

November 3 & 17
December 1 & 15
January 5 & 19
February 2 & 16
March 2, 16 & 30
April 13

Luscher Farm
Thursdays 5-7pm on the following dates:

November 5 & 19
December 3 & 17
January 7 & 21
February 4 & 18
March 4 & 18
April 1 & 15


Southeast
Pick-Up Notes:

We live on a very narrow gravel road, which can easily become congested during pickup. Please take some alternative form of transportation if possible. If you drive, it’s also extremely helpful if you park at least a block away and walk in.

Please bring your own plastic, paper or earth-friendly bags. We can re-use clean cardboard egg cartons.

Ask us about our bucket exchange program if you’d like to bring your compost to the farm.


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In our CSA share this week

Posted by Matt

In the pickup for our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders this week:

Hope you all are doing ok? We’ve had some tough weather this week! I know that many folks have lost their power and trees are down all over town. At the farm, the bad news is that we lost our washing shed and one of our high tunnels. Luckily, we saw the storm coming and were able to wash most of the veggies ahead of schedule. That said, we will all be picking up the pieces from this storm for awhile.

LEEKS
COLLARDS
TUSCAN KALE TOP
PURPLE TOP TURNIP
AMISH BUTTER POPCORN
ORANGE & WHITE CARROTS
RED CHIEFTAN POTATOES
TETSU WINTER SQUASH
PEA MICROGREENS
RED ONIONS
YUM!

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

Posted by Laura

In the pickup for our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders this week:

We have a special surprise in the share this week — a bonus box of Umi Organic Noodles with Miso Sesame Sauce. Yum!! Make sure and get them into your fridge and plan to cook them in the next two weeks. We are very excited to partner with Umi because we sincerely believe they are a wonderful foundation for a heap of delicious seasonal vegetables. Combine the noodles with sautéed kale tops & leeks, add thin strips of peeled purple daikon and you have an easy delicious ramen dinner! If you want to get fancy, add crispy fried shallots and radish microgreens on top.

UMI NOODLES!!
RED SHALLOTS
PURPLE DAIKON
RAINBOW KALE TOPS
YELLOW NICOLA POTATOES
RADISH MICROGREENS
YELLOW ONIONS
KOHLRABI
LEEKS
YUM!

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

Posted by Laura

In the pickup for our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders this week:

This week in your box we’re giving you what I think may be one of the most under appreciated root veggies – the Watermelon Radish! It is boring greenish white on the outside, but shocking pink on the inside. It is so beautiful and adds a splash of color wherever you use it, and it is also full of many delicious phytochemicals and antioxidants. I like to use it on salad because that is the best way to show off that fabulous color. Shave or grate it onto any salad to add a little pizzazz.

You’ll also find a bunch of Tuscan Kale Tops in the share. I know that technically we’re still deep in winter, but when my favorite kale starts to elongate, head up and form little baby buds, it gives me hope that springtime can’t be far away! And this sunny weather makes it easy to think we’re almost through the winter too! Use these Tuscan Kale Tops just as you would use the kale leaves – they make an amazing raw kale salad or they can be sautéed and added to many different dishes. I’ve recently been using kale (and collards) in pasta, to make quiche, and over polenta.

LEEKS
COLLARDS
BRUSSEL SPROUTS
WATERMELON RADISH
AMISH BUTTER POPCORN
DRIED CAYENNE HOT PEPPERS
TUSCAN KALE TOPS
WINTER SQUASH
RED ONIONS
YUM!

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

Posted by Laura

In the pickup for our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders this week:

We’ve been drying our delicious Amish Butter popcorn since the fall and finally – it is ready to POP! You’ll get whole ears in your share today which you can easily take off the cob and then use your favorite popcorn method & recipe (here’s mine!). If you have a grinder, it also makes amazing polenta.

You’ll be getting several items that we’ve spent quite awhile drying and curing this fall. We put them in a paper bag – trying to use less plastic – and hopefully that will keep them from getting wet. This includes: yellow onions, red shallots, the popcorn and dried peppers. The dried peppers are a new variety for us – the Aji family of peppers is native to Bolivia. This variety is called Criollo Sella, and it has beautiful golden fruit. The flavor is rich and citrusy with middling heat. They make a nice hot sauce or can be ground for a flavorful seasoning.

KALE
RED SHALLOTS
BRUSSEL SPROUTS
AMISH BUTTER POPCORN
AJI DRIED HOT PEPPERS
YELLOW ONIONS
RADICCHIO
KOHLRABI

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

Posted by Laura

Our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders pick up this week:

LEEKS
RADICCHIO
BRUSSEL SPROUTS
NICOLA YELLOW POTATOES
DRAGONS TONGUE MUSTARD
SWEET WINTER CARROTS
WINTER SQUASH MIX
COLLARD GREENS
CELERIAC

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

Posted by Laura

Our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders pick up this week:

BEETS
RADICCHIO
GARLIC HEADS
COLLARD GREENS OR 
BRUSSEL SPROUT TOPS
RED OR PURPLE POTATOES
WINTER KOHLRABI
DAIKON RADISH
FENNEL BULBS
LEEKS

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

Vote Laura Masterson for EMSWCD, Zone 2

Posted by Laura

If you share my desire to improve EQUITY, mitigate CLIMATE CHANGE, and advocate for SUSTAINABLE AG please vote for me!!

Laura Masterson for EMSWCD Zone 2 position for 2021-2024

I’m also endorsing…

Rick Till for EMSWCD At Large Position 1

Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky for EMSWCD At Large Position 2

I’m excited to be running again for the Board of Directors at East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD). This is a unit of local government serving Northwest Oregon’s Multnomah County east of the Willamette River. We work entirely on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. All of our work is geared toward keeping water clean, conserving water and keeping soil healthy.

Historically, the Soil & Water Conservation Districts were formed after the dust bowl in the 1930’s with the mission of protecting and improving soil and water resources across the country. I got involved with EMSWCD in 2007. At the time, they were one of the few organizations working at the intersection of the two things I am most passionate about – farming and conservation.

I started my organic farm business, the 47th Ave Farm, in 1996 & have always been a strong advocate to improve soil & water quality. Over the past 24 yrs I’ve served on the State Board of Ag, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board & other government, business & non-profit boards to help shape a healthier future for the region. 

Clean water & quality soil are key to organic farming. Here at the 47th Ave Farm, we use cover crops, hedgerows, crop rotation & draft horses enhance habitat, improve soil health & protect water quality. On the ODA board, I chaired the Land Use Committee & worked on farmland conservation issues around the state.

Some key accomplishments during my tenure at EMSWCD – planting over 400,000 natives with StreamCare & starting Headwaters Incubator Farm to train the next generation of sustainable farmers. I’ve spent my most recent term focused on equity & diversity to improve the District’s ability to serve historically disadvantaged communities. This term at the District, I plan to continue to continue our work on sustainable farming & watershed restoration. This historical work is extremely important, and changes may be needed to address two critical issues: Racial Equity & Climate Change.

If re-elected, I have two main goals for my upcoming term…

  • Review all the programs at EMSWCD through an equity lens. Oregon’s history of legislating black exclusion laws and supporting white supremacist groups has significantly impacted the ability of BIPOC groups to access farmland. I also believe strongly that all the programs can be improved to better serve historically disadvantaged groups in the District.
  • Review all programs at EMSWCD to improve our ability to mitigate Climate Change. The riparian restoration work done during my tenure has been incredible, and shading streams to reduce erosion & lower water temperature will continue to be critical work. In addition, I think we have the opportunity to be even more strategic and focus resources on other important aspects of climate change including carbon sequestration & fire prevention.

 

Thank you for your support!!

 

Laura on OPB’s Think Out Loud

Posted by Matt

OPB's Think Out LoudLaura was on OPB’s Think Out Loud the other day, sharing her insights on farming during the pandemic. One of the most interesting: while restaurant sales have all but disappeared, CSA sales are up. “People started worrying about where their food was coming from and wanted a trusted local source for their vegetables,” Laura says.

That and more in the episode, which you can listen to for free here. Give it a listen and let us know what you think!