Become a member of our farm!
First priority for the vegetables we grow is always given to our farm shareholders (CSA members). Community Supported Agriculture allows a rewarding relationship between the growers and consumers of food. Community members financially invest in our farm and we grow food that is Certified Naturally Grown, clean, fair, transparent, nutritious, and delicious. We plan for a diverse mix of vegetables to provide each CSA member with a bountiful weekly share of produce, May – November. Learn more on our CSA page.
Sample weekly shares
Owned and operated by Janet Aardema and Dan Gagnon, Broadfork is a small family farm in Chesterfield, VA providing the metro-Richmond area with Certified Naturally Grown vegetables and herbs. We use traditional European methods of biointensive, raised bed production while maximizing soil and plant health for nutrition and sustainability. No synthetic/chemical fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide is ever used in any part of the process of growing your food. Everything we sell is grown by us, and we farm full-time, supporting ourselves and our four children through our farm business.
Growing practices at Broadfork utilize only ecological methods: compost, cover crops, organic fertilizer, and minerals are used to feed the soil that feeds our plants. Raised beds are used to prevent soil-compaction, allowing for happier plant roots. We use organic potting soil and fertilizer, as well as amendments like fish emulsion and sea minerals. No chemical fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides are ever used on your food and we are Certified Naturally Grown (which follows the same national standards used for Organic Certification). We are also proud members of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming and Slow Food RVA.
We also have a farmstead Bakery at our farm where we mix naturally leavened (wild-yeasted) dough and bake it into old-world style bread (made with 100% Certified Organic ingredients) in our wood-fired oven. Learn more about Broadfork Bread here.
Anyone may purchase our vegetables and bread through:
– Brandermill Green Market, Saturdays, May – October 2018 (Mkt Sq parking lot, 9a-12p)
– Richmond’s online farmers’ markets (Fall Line Farms and Local Roots) : Order online Friday-Monday, pick up the following Thursday at one of many pick up locations.
– St. Stephen’s Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, open year-round (Grove Avenue, Richmond, 8a-12p warm season, 9a-12p cool season)
– Self Serve Farm Stand, June-November (7 days/week, except Saturday mornings). December-April (Thursdays & Fridays only).
See also our Where to Buy our produce page, including directions and details for our on-site farmstand. We look forward to serving you!
“The most valuable of all arts will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil.” -Abraham Lincoln