Fall Farm Tour — we are participating in the VABF Richmond Farm Tour
See details at: http://vabf.org/vabf-richmond-farm-tours/
Shake the Hands that Feed You!
September 20 & 21, 1 PM to 6 PM
Richmond Virginia and surrounding counties
“Load up your car with friends and family (one ticket covers everyone!) and head out for a day — or two — of meeting area biological/organic/Certified Naturally Grown farmers and seeing where and how your food is grown. Go at your own pace. This biological farm tour weekend is self-paced with farms located in clusters throughout the area. We will have Information on all of the participating farms in a tour program, a mobile app and on our web site. The tour cost will be $25 per vehicle in advance. Entrance tickets will also be available on tour days at every tour farm for $30 per vehicle (or $10 per vehicle for one farm) (Discounts for VABF members. Volunteers will receive a free pass).”
Here at Broadfork, we will offer guided tours at 2:00 and 4:00
Directions: 9501 Deer Range Rd, Moseley VA 23120 – Take the Hull Street Road exit off of 288, West toward Amelia. Deer Range Road is directly off Hull Street (about 9 miles after the 288 exit) on the left after you pass Grange Hall Elementary. We are at the very end of the road (1.5 miles). When you get to the cul-de-sac where the pavement ends, you are looking at our house, fields of vegetables, and greenhouses. Signs will direct you to parking. Tours begin at the light green shed building (which is our walk-in cooler) beside the house. Call if you have any problems: 804-337-6540
Tours describe our Certified Naturally Grown farming practices, including permanent raised beds on contour, high-tunnel cultivation (unheated greenhouse), greenhouse seedling propagation, cover crops, farm-scale composting, bio-intensive planting, organic soil management, mulch for weed-suppression and other weed management practices, pest management, and macro- and micro-nutrient management.
** We occasionally host pizza dinners at our farm, serving hot and delicious wood-fired pizza baked in our outdoor clay oven. Future dates for Pizza Nights will be posted here. **
Bring your own beverages, blankets, etc. if you plan to enjoy your pizza here. You’ll get a pizza in a box, and our farm is like a state park: you’ll need to leave with everything you brought, plus the box.
Topping combinations include:
Pear & Gorgonzola
Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, Feta
Roasted Potato, Caramelized Onion, Brie
Prosciutto & Peppidews
October 2010 we hosted a composting and raised-bed making workshop. Attendees walked away with the knowledge and skills to improve their compost piles and make a “lasagna style” raised bed by sheet mulching.
October 2010 we also hosted a Farm Dinner featuring Broadfork fall salad mix and kale, and pizza featuring pizza sauce from our tomatoes. Pizza toppings included our mushrooms, garlic, and sweet potatoes. The pizza was baked in our outdoor, wood fired oven.
Details about future workshops and events will be posted here.