Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Oxbow in The Seattle Times

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About a week before Thanksgiving, Seattle Times photographer Alan Berner contacted Oxbow about coming out to the farm to grab a few shots of the crew harvesting in the fields. He learned about Oxbow from a visit to a local PCC Natural Market — several locations around the Seattle area source a variety of delicious produce straight from Oxbow Farm. A few days later, Alan pulled up with his rain gear and a couple of cameras slung over his shoulders, and set out to document one of the … read more…

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Join us for the Big Glean!

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**PLEASE SEE EVENT UPDATE BELOW** It is a longstanding tradition of ours to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkoth, a celebration of the fall harvest falling shortly after the New Year. Each year for the past seven years, we have gathered with our community in the fields for a group “gleaning,” or a collecting of unharvested food for a donation to local food banks and shelters. Sharing in the harvest to share with those in need is a beautiful way to … read more…

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Post-Super Bowl Excitement!

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Are you ready for some football… ahem… produce?! Yes, even we have Super Bowl fever, but once Sunday’s excitement has passed you’ll still have something to look forward to! We are launching our 2015 CSA Season on Monday, February 2nd and it’s chock full of locally-produced, delicious ways to feed your families. We’re not going to give away all our secrets just yet, but highlights include: * Community Partnerships with other well-loved local businesses such as Pagliacci Pizza, Cupcake Royale … read more…

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2014 Farm Internships

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2014 Oxbow Farm Intern Program April 1st – November 21st (Dates are somewhat flexible) ALL INTERN POSITIONS ARE FILLED FOR THIS YEAR (If interested in interning in the 2015 season contact us in November)   Oxbow is a 30 acre organic farm, education center, and native plant nursery located on a 100-acre wilderness preserve in the Snoqualmie Valley, 25 miles east of Seattle. The farm supports a 500 member CSA, sells at 2 farmers markets, and supplies over 30 restaurants and 5 … read more…

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Gleaning Day is Sunday September 22nd

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We invite you to the farm for our 4th annual Gleaning Party. Join us in fields at 10am to glean produce for others in our community who are hungry for fresh, nutritious produce and may not have the means to buy it. We’ll harvest and pack until noon, then you can picnic & play in the Children’s Garden! Gleaning is near and dear to our hearts, and our mission – working in perishables we have A LOT of produce that … read more…

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Oxbow Video: A glimpse of spring on the farm

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  Our friend Manuela Insixiengmay beautifully captured the bustle of spring at Oxbow Farm.         Brassicas sending up their flower shoots. Interns Dana, Arwen, Joshua, Brandon and Grace transplanting tender starts. Fruit trees in bud and berry vines leafing out gathering sunshine.  

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Learning Opportunities for Aspiring Farmers

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In years past, Snoqualmie Valley has been home to a local chapter of the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT). CRAFT is a national program with independent regional chapters which operate as cooperative networks for enhancing the educational opportunities for farm interns and apprentices. In other words, CRAFT creates a platform upon which aspiring farmers ca garner as much diversified knowledge as possible throughout the season from experienced farmers. After a several year lull in activity, CRAFT is being … read more…

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Oxbow Box Project – Herbivoracious

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Michael Natkin of Herbivoracious has brought hearty and delicious to the meatless meal.  He can help you build satisfying, healthful  attractive and delicious meals with his new cookbook http://herbivoracious.com/get-the-herbivoracious-cookbook.  When asked to turn these talents to The Oxbow Box Project, Michael created two amazing dishes that will thrill even the most ardent meat lover!   Click Here to get the skinny on his Red Winter Minestrone.   And Click Here to dive into the Savory Cardoon Flan (Yum!)

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Oxbow Box Project – Snacking in the Kitchen

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Anna of Snacking in the Kitchen was formally educated at the Culinary Institute of America, but owes her informal education to the kitchens of her grandparents, parents and friends. As this week’s participant in the Oxbow Box Project, she finds ways to eat your CSA veg while being busy and having no time to cook. Sound familiar to anyone?   Click Here to see what she came up with after a long day of work.   And Click Here to check out … read more…

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Oxbow Box Project – BookLoverCook

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Elizabeth is a BookLoverCook. So much so, that she is currently pursuing her masters in Library Sciences. When Elizabeth participated in the Oxbow Box Project she got her “Iron Chef” on! Come see how the Oxbow Box became her new best friend!   Click here to see what she makes with her Brussels Sprouts Greens  

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Oxbow Box Project – Fresh by Northwest

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Heidi Rabel of Fresh by Northwest is a great friend to the farm, and has wonderful and inspirational story.   A serious home cook who didn’t become a professional chef until after her kids were in school and she was 45! After a turn in professional kitchens, now she writes, and develops recipes and menus. Check out her posts, you’re going to love it! Think you don’t like beets, neither did Heidi… check out how she learned to like them HERE! And … read more…

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Oxbow Box Project – Blue Kale Road

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Meet Hannah of Blue Kale Road, former chef at Hillel UW, mom of two teenage boys, a chicken wrangler, and a lover of one of our favorite vegetables!!  We shared a lot of Hannah’s fabulous recipes with you last season and we’re so excited that she is participating in this project with us! Click here to see what Hannah first did with her box… which included making a Chocolate Apple Zucchini Cake! And Click Here for her Beet Green and Zucchini Tart!

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Oxbow Box Project – Talk of Tomatoes

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Janelle of Talk of Tomatoes has been known to wield knives, pitchforks, and the occasional martini.  Sounds like our kind of people!  And obviously to great effect, she has been featured by Saveur, Food & Wine, Hallmark magazine, Delish.com, FoodEats, Foodbuzz, Foodista, Foodwhirl and more.  Initially Janelle’s box was slated to have cilantro, but due to a happy accident, another herb was substituted. Click here to see how she celebrates Dill!  

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Oxbow Box Project – Culinary Fool

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Brenda of Culinary Fool, took a unique approach to the Oxbow Box as a single person.  Posed with how to make the most out of all the vegetables in a week’s time, she created a series of recipes on her blog that you will love,  whether single, or a large family.  She used as many of the vegetables as possible in one meal, and oh what a meal!  Enjoy! Click here to check out what she did with Oxbow’s finest.

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Oxbow Box Project – Rowdy Chowgirl

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Meet the Rowdy Chowgirl.  She loves to talk, think, read, and write about food, but especially eat it!  She’s a home gardener and cook that strives to keep it healthy and delicious.  But Rowdy’s little secret?  She doesn’t like beets.  Did we make a convert out of her? Click here to check out her first post & recipe for Golden Summer Soup… …and Click here for her Beet Green Pesto recipe  

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Oxbow Box Project – Gluten Free Travelette

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Meet Adina of Gluten Free Travelette!  Adina travels quite a bit for her job and when home likes to create gluten free meals with real food.  She creates a chard pesto from The Oxbow Box, that sounds really delicious!   Check out her excellent blog & recipe for Chard Pesto HERE

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The Oxbow Box Project – For The Love of Food

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Sonnet Lauberth is a holistic health coach who empowers people to take better care of themselves.  She is the voice behind For The Love of Food, a blog about seasonal, plant-based cooking and healthy, sustainable living.  Sonnet also works for FareStart and educates children and families about seasonal vegetables and healthy eating. Click here to see her excellent post! And check out all her delicious recipes below.      

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The Oxbow Box Project – The Chefs Apprentice

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Cooking locally and sustainably are more than buzzwords for Raquel DeHoyos. Former kitchen manager at Ray’s Boathouse – where she was one of our best restaurant customers! She now preaches that philosophy at the Cooking Matters program where she oversees nutrition and cooking classes for people living on low-incomes. See how she makes The Oxbow Box shine in these ethnic inspired recipes on her blog The Chefs Apprentice! She had a lot of fun with our box and posted 2 … read more…

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The Oxbow Box Project – Kernels and Seeds

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Venessa Goldberg of Kernels and Seeds like many of us wears a lot of hats. She is a trained artist and pastry chef, mom of three, keeps a kosher kitchen, a garden, chickens and bees. On top of all of that she is starting a food truck here in Seattle!   Click here to read her blog post and see how this busy mom used the Oxbow Box to help launch her new business!     Green Salad with Roasted … read more…

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The Oxbow Box Project – Chef and Father

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Introducing the first in our series, The Oxbow Box Project.  Chef and Father hardly describe this talented man – Chef Greg Johnson’s website is chock full of great step-by-step lessons of cooking for, and with your family. We love following his journey of starting his own farm and teaching his children to grow and prepare food.  Watch the video to see how his family uses the The Oxbow Box and find a couple of recipes below to enjoy! Click here to watch … read more…

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New CSA pickup added to the Eastside!

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Hey there eastside neighbors, we have added 2 new eastside pickup sites! Bellevue Hopelink at 148th & Main Street Alpine Integrated Health on Redmond Ridge To sign up for our 20 week CSA at either of these sites, or one of our other excellent eastside pickup sites, click here. Belleuve Cupcake Royale Carnation Farmers Market Duvall Grange Cafe Mercer Island Stroum Jewish Community Center

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