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Back to Farm Work – Orders & Mkts for 8/24

We love our farm, but we also love leaving it. Especially when we leave to visit a successful farm that has been in business for quite some time. Potomac Vegetable Farms in Purcellville hosted a nice learning Field Day on Monday, organized by the Virginia Association for Biological Farming (join to show your support for Virginia’s sustainably grown food!)

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Farmers gathered, ate, talked, and toured. 106

Dan showed some Tomato Grafting techniques. 116

We marveled at the space and views they enjoy. (Joren, age 4, kept asking where the farmers lived, since there wasn’t a house in the middle of their vegetable fields, as is the case at our farm. Their house is out of sight of the vegetables! This has its ups and downs, I imagine.)

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It is truly wonderful to gather with peers, talked about shared successes and challenges, and then return to the little piece of earth where we grow food.

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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, Chard, Eggplant (two varieties), Garlic, Green Beans, Okra, Peppers (Sweet Banana, Bell, Padrone, Hungarian Wax, Anaheim, & Jalapeno),Onions (white), Summer Squash, Tomatoes (cherry, red, yellow, or green)…and Bread, Eggs, 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 – Tomato Tart, Grilled Eggplant with Roasted Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Just Plain Delicious Oven Roasted Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

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.

, organized by the Virginia Association for Biological Farming (join to show your support for Virginia’s sustainably grown food!)

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