Archive for May, 2011

May 3, 2011

The first day of May turned out to be very productive down on the farm. We took advantage of the weather and planted green beans, shallots, cilantro, purslane & parsley.  We also transplanted cabbage, collards, lacinato kale and cauliflower and moved our tomato starts to our hoophouse. We picked the rest of the spring salad greens from our greenhouse and discovered our radish planting was ready for harvest! Wow! This is how spring is supposed to feel!

Last week we plowed new ground! We will be farming 3 more acres this year just south of Chehalis. We are letting the soil rest before we disc. We will be growing potatoes and winter squash in this new spot.

For several years now, Newaukum Valley Farm has been teaming up with Seattle’s Tom Douglas restaurants to provide freshly harvested produce direct to the restaurants. We are thrilled to share the news that Tom has opened several new restaurants in the South Lake Union area which Newaukum Valley Farm will be serving.  They include:

Brave Horse Tavern: This new neighborhood tavern features custom, ground hamburgers and other tasty BBQ meats accompanied by Dahlia Bakery breads.  Sides include an array of southern influence including hand cut fries, celery seed coleslaw and dill pickle tartar.  The tavern feel is set off with 24 beer taps and 2 shuffleboards.

Cuoco :  is the Italian word for “cook,” and the inspiration the open kitchen design of this new restaurant. Crisp white tile frames a pasta work station where handmade pasta is made. Gold and red walls warm up the dining room.  Features include fresh pastas, savory vegetables and other hearty entrees like goat meatballs and our favorite…Berkshire pig (one of the breeds we raised last year).

Ting Momo:  Led by Tibeten Chef, Dekyi Thonden who creates all the dumplings and noodles as well as unique seasoning combinations this café is sure to impress.  Steamed or fried dumplings, Tingmo and Azag Azog are all part of the menus offerings.  Ting Momo is also equipped to offer to-go and catering services.

Tom Douglas has also added a second Serious Pie location in Westlake and has opened the Dahlia Workshop also in Westlake. The Dahlia Workshop Biscuit Bar transforms into a prosciutto bar in the evening. For more information about Tom Douglas, visit http://tomdouglas.com/


We wanted to share an upcoming event with all those near the Lewis County area. The Community Farmers Market will be presenting a movie night at The Historic Fox Theatre in Centralia featuring the award-winning documentary film FOOD FIGHT. Prior to the film, appetizers will be served across the street at Santa Lucia Coffee featuring an array of farm fresh produce. For more information  go to the Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Farmers-Market-at-Chehalis/137730792914754


After several requests, we are returning to South Seattle this year with our CSA offerings. Our drop site will be somewhere in the Columbia City area. Please let us know if you are interested in signing up by emailing us or sending us a message via Facebook! Our email address is  newaukumvalleyfarm(at)gmail.com or Facebook us https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newaukum-Valley-Farm/336053046507


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