Dirt on Your Food; Mkts & Orders for 8/3



Before a couple of notes on dirt, please know this:

– Our next Farm Tour is Saturday, September 28th at 4:00 pm. Please join us for a walking tour of our farm and let us explain and show you key concepts of small scale, sustainable agriculture. No fee, family friendly. Please: no pets.

– CSA Members (Farm and Market Shares): Save the date for our 2013 CSA Potluck on Saturday, September 28th at 5:30 (immediately following our tour). We will casually dine together, surrounded by the rows of vegetables that have been feeding us all this season. Join us beforehand for the tour, or just show up with a dish to share for the Potluck. We’ll provide water, tea, and plenty of answers to your questions about our farm. Watch for an invitation to which you can RSVP. 076

Now – Dirt. We depend on it. We pay attention to it. We feed it.



We grow your food in it.

085 (this is Sesame Leaf, growing at the request of our Korean family members. It will be ready in time. Recipe ideas to tempt you here.)

And some dirt stays on the food we provide for you. Namely – onions, garlic, and potatoes. Why do we give you food with dirt on it?

1 – Because it grew in the dirt

2 – Because it grew in healthy dirt (really, we call it soil)

3 – Because the dirt helps it cure


We trust that you will enjoy coming into contact with a little of the soil that is feeding you, and that you don’t mind brushing off a bit of soil before enjoying the food. We will stay busy tending the summer vegetable plants and planting fall vegetables.


Enjoy your food – and the dirt – this week. Heads up: Salad Mix will hopefully return next week!

This week’s harvest includes: 

Cucumbers (green slicing as well as Salt & Pepper minis), Eggplant (three varieties), Garlic, Green Beans, Lettuce (green), Okra, Onions (red and white), Peppers (Bell, Padrone, Hungarian Wax, Anaheim, Banana & Jalapeno), Potatoes (red and yukon gold), Summer Squash (Yellow, Green, and White), Tomatoes (including green)…and Eggs and Multigrain Bread.

Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online StoreEveryone else: Everything on our tables at the farmers’ markets are available for you to purchase and enjoy. Please do!

We will be at to the South of the James market  and Brandermill Green Market this weekend and every weekend this season until they close. Market Share CSA members may place an order for pick up at the farm, SOJ or BGM market, or simply show up at our booth to spend your credit


Sign up for our Fall Farm Share CSA shares is now open on our website. This is where you get a predetermined share of veggies from us each week, picked up on Wednesdays in October and November. Pick up is located on our farm, with additional possibilities in Church Hill and at any host home if there are at least 10 shares picking up there. (Market Share Sign Up is also open, good for purchasing from us through the end of 2013.)

Wish to purchase a weekly Dairy Share from Old Church Creamery?  Their delicious and sustainably produced yogurt, kefir, milk, and cheese will be available for pick up on Wednesdays with our Farm Shares if enough people elect to. (More details here.) Email us if you are interested.

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