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New CSA Pick-up Site

Join us at our new CSA pick-up site in San Carlos this May-November! Located in the heart of downtown on Laurel St. at number5kitchen just off of El Camino Real. Click here to learn more about our CSA program and to register or email [email protected] with any...

Farm Updates

It's been awhile since I've been able to update you on what's happening around here at the farm and I apologize about that. We have felt a slow-down here in the recent week or two when it comes to harvest time. The damaging frost we had on Oct. 12th & 13th played...

A Word From Your Farmer

Maddie Dragun - Flower Production Assistant, Flower and Pollinator Enthusiast, & Aspiring Farmer Florist Hello CSA-er’s, Super excited to be connecting with you all this week! Although I have not met many of you, I am grateful for all the enthusiasm and support...

A Word From Your Farmer

Casey Gooding- CSA Coordinator, Olympic Peninsula native, California transplant Hello to all our CSA-ers! You hear from me all the time so what more can I say? Oh right... melons are soon to show up in your shares!! Get ready for melon season folks! We have our...

A Word From Your Farmer

Sam Dawes- Tractor Operator Assistant, Sunset Farmers' Market Lead, Bicycle Commuter Well hey there! My name’s Sam and I’m the tractor operator assistant around these parts. It’s certainly been a busy year for the tractor team, so take your boots off, rest a spell and...

A Word From Your Farmer

Jacob Dawes- Harvest Coordinator, Master Cooler Organizer/Food Sorter & Topper of Roots Greetings CSA members! My name is Jacob Dawes and I am the (relatively) new Harvest Manager here at Fifth Crow Farm. It's a pleasure to take a moment to introduce myself to the...

Birds of Fifth Crow Farm

Olivia is a researcher from WSU who came out twice to survey birds on the farm, once at the end of May & once at the beginning of July. Here are the results... First visit in May: "Thanks for allowing me to survey Fifth Crow today! The farm is a great addition to...

A Word From Your Farmer

Sarah Baylis- Field Production Assistant, CSA Assistant & IPM Strategist Hello CSA members! I am so excited to be writing to you and want to thank you all for your support! I love packing the CSA boxes with Casey every week and getting to see the great variety of...

A Word From Your Farmer

Henry Smith- Pastured Poultry Production Manager, Market Lead & Resident Jokester Greetings CSA community! My name's Henry and I work on the pastured poultry side of things on Fifth Crow Farm. I'm writing on behalf of the all-stars of the pastured poultry...

A Word From Your Farmer

Luke Estrella- Farmers Market Lead, CSA Delivery Driver, & lover of all things organic They're red, juicy and sweet. What's there not to like about the sweetest vegetable in the fields? With flavors unlike any other vegetable, beets stand alone. Their sweet earthy...

The Orchard

Since you've got the first of our apples in your CSA box this week what better time than the present to introduce you to our orchard that is home to 28+ varieties of apples... Before Fifth Crow was even an idea John recruited Mike to help select and plant apple trees...

A Word From Your Farmer

Casey Gooding- CSA Coordinator & happily relaxed vacationer Vacation was amazing and I wanted to take a moment to say a special thanks to my much appreciated helper, Sarah, for being willing to train with me for a week and step up as supervisor of the CSA packing...

A Word From Your Farmer

Teresa Kurtak, owner Hi Everyone,  sorry for the short newsletter this week.  Casey, come home!  With Casey gone, we're scrambling a bit and I ran out of daylight to get this done and to you weekend members in a timely manner. What's happening.  Well, we're about a...

A Word From Your Farmer

Emily Leshner, Flower Production Manager Dear Fifth Crow Farm CSA Members, This is Emily, manager of the Fifth Crow Flower operation, here to update you about what's going on in Flower Land. Things are starting to ramp up here, we are harvesting heaps of our early...

A Word From Your Farmer

John Vars, Owner/Irrigation Supervisor/Father of Naima As the we transition out of the wettest winter in memory, irrigation becomes as critical as ever on the farm. With so much winter rain, we can be confidant that the perennial creeks which provide our fields with...

A Word From Your Farmer

Teresa Kurtak, Owner/Operator/Mother Extraordinaire I was just trying to pick a couple of photos for this newsletter and realized I haven't downloaded any photos from my camera since late December last year.  Since my last photo download so much has happened in the...

In The Field – Week 3

We harvested our first raspberries off the canes this last week! We are seeing berries earlier than last season because this is their second year in the ground. Once we have enough we'll be sure to start getting them in the CSA shares! You can look forward to summer...

In The Field – Week 2

I don't have much time to update you with farm happenings what with the start of the CSA and all the work that entails now but I can say that our winter squash got planted this week! Unfortunately it was 3-4 weeks late so lets all cross our fingers that we'll have a...