Week 26 - November 26th

Week 26


Back to our Normal Schedule…

This week we return to our normal Harvest Basket delivery schedule. Hope you had a delicious Thanksgiving holiday!


Valley Flora: Wednesdays, 9 am to 5 pm

Coos Bay:  Wednesdays, 12 pm to 3 pm

Bandon: Saturdays, starting at 10 am (no end time)

PortOrford: Friday, 5-7 pm


Egg shares resume this week!


Two More Weeks to Go!

The Harvest Baskets (plus Egg Shares and Bread Shares) go for two more weeks, through the week of December 10th. Mark your calendars for your final pickup date:


Valley Flora: Wednesday, 12/12

Coos Bay:  Wednesday, 12/12

Bandon: Saturday, 12/15

PortOrford: Friday, 12/14


Winter Farmstand!

We are trying something new in hopes of forestalling anyone's produce deprivation…



Wednesdays from 9-5

Rain or Shine, in the Shed!


  • The farmstand starts TODAY, 11/28, and will continue each Wednesday through 12/19 (no farmstand on 12/26).
  • January dates still TBD, depending on our stocks of produce, the weather, etc.
  • The farmstand is SELF-SERVE and HONOR SYSTEM! Please honor the honor system for it to work! There is a payment box on the wall in the shed.
  • We can accept cash and checks. Bring small bills because we won't be there to make change for you. Please make checks payable to "Valley Flora."
  • There is a surprisingingly wide array of produce still in the field, from roots to greens to Brussels sprouts and much more!


Valley Flora Farmstand Gift Certificates!

Give the gift of eating locally! We have gift certificates available, for any amount. Great for family and friends who like to frequent our farmstand and u-pick throughout the season. If you would like to purchase a gift certificate, email us:

  • Your name
  • Your pickup location
  • The amount you'd like the gift certificate for

And we'll be in touch!


Monster Kohlrabi!

You remember kohlrabi from last spring? Well, this is the same beast, but a whole lot bigger. We grow a storage variety for the Fall/Winter, aptly named “Kossack.” We actually harvested these big boys from the field in late October and have been holding them in our cooler since then. They keep for months and months and the flavor is supposed to improve in storage.


You probably have your preferred preparation figured out by now, but remember that they are equally good raw or cooked (sautéed or steamed). You’ll want to peel the tough skin off with a knife and then savor the tender heart within.


This is a favorite recipe of mine:



Cranky Baby: The Perfect Stocking Stuffer!

Bets’ homegrown, handcrafted hot sauce is the bomb-diggity! Available by the bottle, half case, or case:

·      $5/bottle (5 oz)

·      $27/half case (6 bottles)

·      $48/case (12 bottles)

To order, please email us your: name, pickup location, and the quantity of bottles you would like. We’ll deliver to your pickup site.


In your share this week:

  • Leeks
  • Carrots
  • Pac Choi
  • Kohlrabi
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Acorn Squash
  • Delicata Squash


On Rotation:

This means that some pickup locations will receive it this week, others next week - or in a future week.

  • Nothing this week...


The Valley Flora Crystal Ball: What MIGHT be in your share next week…

Remember, no promises!

  • Gold shallots
  • Mixed beets
  • Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Pac Choi
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Green Cabbage
  • Confection Winter Squash


Recipes Galore

Please note: all of our produce is field-rinsed, not washed. We recommend you wash all of your produce before eating it.


For recipes and ideas, check out these links:



Our own collection of recipes, where you can contribute and share your favorites



Our website’s recipe “search engine,” where you can hunt down recipes by ingredient



A vast collection of recipes, searchable by one or multiple ingredients



A storehouse of recipes, searchable by ingredient



A Washington farm that has a good collection of seasonal recipes