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Breeding the organic seed we need…Mkt & Orders 8/16

Sometimes we have to leave the farm to get some farm work done. Or at least one of us.

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Janet is headed to DC Thursday to speak up for plant breeding that benefits our country and world of eaters from our perspective.

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Because it’s different than most of those in ag these days. And that’s just the kind of farm we are.

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We need more and sufficient funding for the development of public cultivars through classical breeding techniques.

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We need different cultivars that perform in different circumstances (climates, regions, extremes of weather…)

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Things like that. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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This week’s harvest includes: 

Our Farm Share Bag (consisting of the items in the Farm Share this week, in one easy to order option), Basil, Eggplant (three varieties), Garlic, Green Beans, Okra, Peppers (Sweet Banana, Bell, Padrone, Hungarian Wax, Anaheim, & Jalapeno),Onions (white), Potatoes (red), Summer Squash (Yellow, Green, or White), Tomatoes (cherry, red, yellow, or green)…and Pepper Jelly.

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

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Suggested Recipes – Roasted eggplant + red pepper dip, Open face grilled eggplant with tomato and mozzarella, Charred eggplant salad, and Grilled halloumi salad….all found on our Recipes page.

Enjoy ~

Reminders: 

**CSA Potluck Save the date: Saturday, Sept 28, 5:30. Bring a dish to share and we’ll eat together surrounded by beds of vegetables. Evite to follow.

** Public Farm Tour: Saturday, Sept 28, 4:00. Enjoy a walk around our farm with us as we describe our methods and why it’s important to grow diverse, organic vegetables on a small scale. No Fee, Family Friendly. Please – no pets.

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.) Email us if you have interested neighbors and wish to be a host home!

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 are interested. Email us if so.

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