Nella Mae's Farm

Fresh, naturally-grown produce from our family farm in Cove, Oregon

Weekly Update

Hello friends,

Tuesday is the "Understanding Soil for the Home Gardener" class on Zoom. All the info you need to join is below.

Also, we're hiring! Nella Mae's Farm is looking for two Farm Assistants for the growing season, June-October. Read on for more information.

It may be dry enough to plant those peas, cilantro, and fava beans, but keep your eyes out for cold temperatures! We are still in the ides of March.

Our plants are still small, so don't expect salad until mid-April this year.

Updates & Info this week:
  • Pre-order tomato starts from Nella Mae's Farm
  • March 16 online gardening class- Understanding Soils for the Home Gardener
  • Become a vendor at the La Grande Farmers Market
  • Nella Mae's Farm job opportunities
  • COVID Vaccine info
Sign up for my "Understanding Soil for the Home Gardener" on March 16th.
Garden Classes

March 16th, 6-7pm
on Zoom- Understanding Soil for the Home Gardener. Learn how to manage, build and care for your home garden soil and identify common soil problems. Register here.

Class cost:
Each class has two types of tickets: $7 tickets and "You Choose the Amount" tickets. Whatever works for you works for me.

If you don't want to pay $2 in Eventbrite fees, email me and I'll sign you up manually. You can then send me a check or pay via CashApp ($nellamaesfarm) or Venmo (@nellamaesfarm.) Zoom info is below.

Class location:
Zoom! Until further notice, classes will be online. If you haven't used Zoom, you can download it here or just click on the link I send you when you register and use your web browser to join. If you need help, let me know! Call, email or text me and I'll do my best to help.

Join the class on Zoom here:

No passcode required.
Meeting ID: 578 128 5378
By phone:
253-215-8782, 5781285378# US (Tacoma)
346-248-7799, 5781285378# US (Houston)

Classes on the farm:
As the weather gets better, I hope to have some classes outside at the farm. I'm looking at April 10th for an on-farm "Weed Management for the Home Gardener" class (and weeding work party :)

Get in touch with any questions at 541-910-4098 or

Your grateful farmer, Nella Mae
We're hiring! Click here to read the job description.
We're hiring!
We're looking for two Farm Assistants for the 2021 growing season.

Farm Assistants experience first-hand what it takes to manage a diverse small farm through the growing season. The work is physical and mentally engaging. Farm Assistants help with harvest, planting, weeding, irrigation, pruning, trellising, and other production tasks. The work is varied throughout the day, the week, and season. It is a great job for someone who likes to work outside and likes to learn new skills.

Click here for the full job description and details.
Tomato starts from Nella Mae's Farm
This year I am offering to do a limited amount of tomato starts for pre-order. If you provide the seed it is $2/plant. If I provide the seed it is $2.50/plant. Contact me for more details.
Tomato glamor shot...
Become a Vendor at the La Grande Farmers Market

Often folks think you have to have some sort of secret password to become a vendor at the farmers market. Not true! The market is open to folks who grow or make local products. You don't have to sign up for the whole season either. Come as you are with the time and products you have!

If you have something you make or grow and are interested in selling at the farmers market this year, join the Annual Vendor meeting April 9th on Zoom to learn more.
Vaccine info
First, thank you to all the health care workers, health department, and volunteers making the vaccine clinics happen!

As of March 1st, folks 65 and over can sign up for a COVID vaccine.

I have heard from several folks who are not 65 and over that Safeway is vaccinating anyone who wants it. You can sign up for an appointment at their website here.

I have also heard you can get the J&J vaccine at Bimart now.

The CHD spots fill up very quickly. I've tried to sign up several neighbors with some success. Make sure to subscribe for the CHD listserv if you're in Union County for updates.

Tips for signing up on the CHD website:
  • Don't use an iPad or tablet--the website has issues on those devices. Use a desktop computer.
  • Sign up at At the top of the page it will either say registration is OPEN in green or CLOSED in red. If open, there are dates in blue. Click the date you want and it will prompt you to fill out your info. Sometimes it takes a few tries. Keep trying!
  • When you go to sign up, scroll to the bottom first. If you can see blue time slots to the right of the calendar, that means you can sign up. If it says "no slots available" in grey to the right of the calendar, everything is full.
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Nella Mae Parks (she/her)
Nella Mae's Farm
69361 Antles Lane
Cove, OR 97824

Land Acknowledgement: I live on the Native lands of the Cayuse, Umatilla & Walla Walla past and present and honor with gratitude the land itself and its people.

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