Farm Happenings

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...

On being connected

April 18, 2020 Yadira Ruiz

This week we want to appreciate Harry MacCormack and Cheri Clark, owners of Sunbow Farm where our business is based. Several years before we came to Sunbow, they started the email list and home delivery service model that we still use!  It's what has helped us rise to the occasion of sudden, higher demand. Making food available directly to households is a labor of love that Harry and Cheri have held in their hearts for a very long time. If you know them, please help us in thanking them for laying down such important groundwork. Sunbow has been shining good...

Megs Eggs

April 04, 2020 Yadira Ruiz

Being a small family run farm means we can engage with our peers in a ways that are meaningful to us. In these pandemic times we're looking around to see who needs a boost from a fellow farmer so when we got a call from Meg Shaughnessy asking if we could help distribute her eggs, we discussed and agreed that yes, this is exactly the kind of thing we love to do. Here's what Meg has to say about her eggs: Our hens arrive here on our farm as day-old chicks that we purchase from Jenks Hatchery, "America's Oldest Hatchery," right...