Farm Happenings

April? Already?

April 03, 2021 Yadira Ruiz

I'm not sure what happened to March, it was here a minute mantra lately has been "one foot in front of the other". All you can do when time is racing by is to just keep stepping. We know it's been tricky for some of you to remember that we don't do Friday harvests anymore. We are sorry for any inconvenience it might have caused but let me tell you, this change has been revolutionary for us! Last year the demand for our produce went up, A LOT. We found ourselves having to adjust and change our routines which...

The warm up is over!

March 27, 2021 Yadira Ruiz

Haha, not the weather warm up! I'm referring to the warm up before the ultra marathon we call the "main season". We heard the starting gun go off last week and we're pacing ourselves for a big, amazing season. This year is different in so many ways, not the least of them being that we have a dear friend helping us with the work. Ayelet hails from Isreal and is trained professional dancer but somehow we got lucky enough to meet her in 2019 when she came to do work trade with us. We were able to hire her in...

Spring 2021

March 20, 2021 Yadira Ruiz

It's finally happened! Spring Equinox is here. This past week our bodies were "talking to us" telling us, okay maybe shouting a little, that it's time to gear up and kick it into high gear. If you've looked around and noticed the trees, the length of the grass, the blossoms all around town, you may also have gotten the internal message recently. Perhaps you've gone out and started your garden prep or seeded your summer dreams. For us, it means we start waking up earlier and going inside later. I joked with a friend recently that part of me is...

Why we can't afford to be silent

June 06, 2020 Yadira Ruiz

What good does it do to nourish our bodies but not our minds? Today we invite you to feast your mind on the idea that our country can evolve into a place where our violent history is acknowledged and our hopeful future will involve meaningful change through conversations, community organizing, policy change and radical inner evolution.

Stretching into changing times

April 25, 2020 Yadira Ruiz

I've heard varying verdicts on whether one should stretch before working out or whether a nice warm up using whole body movement is best before stretching. No, no, I'm not turning into a fitness guru in my (ha!) spare time. This is how I'm mentally framing the constant adjustments we're making in light of Covid precautions. The first week Oregonians were told to stay home, there was no time for these two farmers to stretch. The starting gun went off and we were in a full sprint. We've moved on from sprints to the marathon stage of this experience. We're...