Local Food and Farm Products 
Volume 7 Number 7    February 17th, 2015

Field Notes from Amador Creek Gardens

Winters are pretty dormant at Amador Creek Gardens. Without a green house for starting seeds, we must sow our seeds, picking crops that can germinate in cooler weather. We thought we were off to a good start, then a cold snap quickly compromised our best-laid plans.
We have a few onions, some kale and lettuces, but not a large crop of any of them.
We are looking forward to getting back on track soon when it warms up enough to start more seeds for a spring crop.

Deborah Budrick

MLH NEWS: Events, Events, Events!

The MLH Board of Directors has been busy planning a spring time full of fun events for all to enjoy! With two farm tours, two farm-to-fork dinners, and the ever-popular Sutter Creek Duck Race, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and get to know your MLH producers, to support your local farm association, and to appreciate local food at its best.
Please see the calendar below for the complete listing, and save the dates! As always, we will need volunteers to help with each of these events, so if you are able to help out, please contact Michelle at
March 7: Winter Quarter Farm Tour-- Butte Mountain Farm, Jackson
Mid-April (exact date TBD): Farm-to-fork Dinner at Rosebud's Cafe, Jackson
April 25: The Great Sutter Creek Duck Race, Sutter Creek
May 17: Spring Quarter Farm Tour-- Winterport Farm, Ione
May 31: Farm-to-fork Dinner and House Concert with Over the Edge-- Friis Family Home, Sutter Creek 


Box Hiatus

Well, we got through December with the box subscriptions, but are finding we need to take a break to let our gardens catch up. Box subscriptions are being put on hold until further notice, probably at least through January. Hopefully we won't have to take the whole winter quarter off-- it depends how cold it gets and how slowly things grow. When we resume the boxes, subcriptions will pick up where they left off.

Our growers still have some great things to offer, though, and we will still be taking online orders and keeping our regular Tuesday pickup hours (as long as we have orders). Don't forget that, in addition to our wonderful produce, we offer other great local products, like pastured meats, eggs, olive oils, and dried herbs. Delivery to Plymouth will still be available for orders that are paid by PayPal at the time of ordering.

If you have any questions, please call or email Michelle at 419-2503 or .



Low Cost High Tunnels & Hoophouses for Protection of Crops

The Farms of Amador is having a workshop on low cost tunnels and hoophouses. Eric Branstad, owner of a greenhouse business in Nevada City, will give a presentation with photos on how to protect your crops for earlier and later harvests, without having to borrow money. The workshop will take place Wednesday 25th at 5:00pm at the Amador City Community Hall in the old schoolhouse, 14531 East School Street, Amador City. Light refreshments will be served. A $5 donation is requested, public is invited. RSVP to

Crispy Kale Chips Recipe


1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt, for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Serve as finger food.

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What's Available at




Dried Mushrooms

Cooking and Salad Greens


Beef – Grass-Finished

Chicken-- Stewing

Olive Oil





Meyer Lemons


Herbs— fresh and dried

Herb salts

Quince paste


Flower seeds



Customers Dick and Josie

Shopping at

MotherLode Harvest has local food and farm products available to order at


Orders received during that time can be picked up on Tuesdays between 10:30 am and noon, or 4:30 to 6:00 pm, at 1235 Jackson Gate Road in Jackson, behind Teresa's Restaurant. Prepaid orders may also be picked up in Volcano or Plymouth. Payment may be made at pickup by cash or check made out to Mother Lode Harvest, or before pickup by PayPal.


New customers will need to register by using the "join" button on the website before they can shop. A signed customer agreement and membership dues may be mailed to MLH, or brought to the distribution center with your first pickup.


If you have any questions or problems with using the website, please contact our customer coordinator, Michelle, at, or 419-2503.

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Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 534 Amador City, CA 95601
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