Organic Jersey Knight asparagus planted on April 14, 2019Read More
Daily Blessings Farm can now accept Farm Direct Nutrition Program checks from enrolled seniors and WIC families. Stop by for fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs. Ask us for recipe's too. We love to help fill your table with delicious healthy meals.Read More
Daily Blessings Farm was threatened by the Taylor Creek Fire this summer as it moved within three miles of the farm. The fire, caused by lightning, continues to burn north of us and we remain at a Level 1-"Be Prepared" evacuation status while the Klondike fire moves towards us from the opposite direction. This experience has created a great appreciation for what fire fighters do on a daily basis. Shan Creek Church took the lead to collect resources for the fire crews as they prepared and protected our homes for the worst. Local residents packed grab and go meals. provided personal hygiene toiletries, and treatments for poison oak (300+ cases), heat blisters and bee stings for fire fighters for almost two weeks. We were very happy to participate by collecting funds at the farm's honor stand and providing fresh cucumbers and watermelon for the crews. If you haven't experienced a fire threat, I can tell you it is truly an emotional roller coaster and forces you to prioritize what's important in your life. Knowing that our evacuation status can change in an hour or remain the same for days provides a constant stream of stress. There were many sleepless nights as we watched the flames appear in darkness. We continue to be vigilant and monitor the status of both fires, but my attention can finally return to crop production. Our farm stand was closed for two weeks when the National Guard enforced a "residents only" access to our area and I'm a bit behind with planting and harvesting because the air quality limits my time in the field. So far however, the plants seem to be enduring the dusting of ash and limited light fairly well so far. In fact, the falling ash is helping to control aphids!
Dear Neighbors in the Riverbanks, Limpy Ck. and Shan Creek area,
I have set up an honor produce stand outside my farm gates (Daily Blessings Farm) for all those affected by the fire who need to stay close to home but would like some fresh produce. I have filled ice chests and will leave them in place daily from 10am - 8pm. (I will put it away at night because of wildlife.) I'm currently harvesting cucumbers, 5 kinds of summer squash, rainbow swiss chard, 5 kinds of kale, and I should have tomatoes and peppers in the next week.
I have placed a donation jar inside the ice chest but, please take what you need and leave what you can. 100% of your donations will be given to the fire fighting efforts. My priority is to keep my community fed, healthy and safe. I will continue to support the honor stand until I have to evacuate myself. I hope this helps in some small way to keep you close to home.
Daily Blessings Farm
485 Daily Lane Grants Pass, OR
Carrie JuchauRead More