2013 Spring Farm Tours
Saturday, April 27th, 4:00 pm
Guided Tour. No Fee. Family friendly. Please, no pets.
Directions: 9501 Deer Range Rd, Moseley VA 23120 - Take the Hull Street Road exit off of 288, West toward Amelia. Deer Range Rd 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, we are the little brick house off to the left, with fields and greenhouses surrounding.) Call if you have any problems: 804-337-6540
Tours describe our Certified Naturally Grown farming practices, including permanent raised beds on contour, cover crops, farm-scale composting, bio-intensive planting, mulch for weed-suppression, pest management, and rotational chicken grazing, plus see our wood-fired outdoor oven, used to bake our naturally-leavened bread.
** 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 mud oven.
Look for a future workshop on how to build a small greenhouse/chicken coop structure like this:
This is what we used for our first greenhouse, and is a simple and affordable project suitable for the backyard gardener. This is also our chicken coop design of choice, substituting different materials for the plastic.
Details about future workshops and events will be posted here.