Attention All: Self Serve Farm Stand!
We offered veggies and you showed up! Thank you to everyone who showed us our community loves our Certified Naturally Grown vegetables and is willing to drive to our farm to purchase them. This is the season of abundant produce, and, apparently, rainy Saturday farmers markets. So! — we are going to experiment with having a Self-Serve Farmstand (in-the-rough) set up here, like this:
To keep veggies cool, they may be located in the blue and white cooler (that you see in the photo) when you arrive.
Sunday through Friday, 9 am until dark: Drive up, choose your selection, reference the price sheet, calculate your total, and leave your payment, cash or check. (Or, if you are a Market Share CSA Member with a balance, just write down the $ amount for us to debit from your account.) We’ll announce when the Farm Stand offerings include our Bread!
What we have: Loads of salad fixings (lettuce, hearty mix, arugula, peppers, tomatoes, turnips) and cooking greens (chard and asian greens). Stop by and load up! (CSA Members: Don’t worry – items which we have in limited quantity will not be available in the farm stand. You still have first choice to those things by pre-ordering online.)
This is a temporary set up that we’ll use until our barn is constructed (planned for this winter). Next spring we plan to launch our Farm Stand in a permanent structure, protected from the weather, which will also house our Farmstead Bakery, providing the area’s most delicious bread to enjoy with our veggies. Stay tuned here on our blog (and on our Facebook page) for all updates about the In-the-Rough Farm Stand and the progress on the barn/farmstand/bakery structure.
Farm Share CSA Members – this week’s share will likely consist of:
Turnips, Carrots, Broccoli, Peppers, Hearty Mix, Chard or Komatsuna, Spinach, Lettuce, and Tomatoes
(after a gang-busters salad mix last week, this week we have a dearth…so you get to make your own salad mix with two heads of lettuce: wash, spin, cut, and mix!)
Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Store of the following harvest:
Our Farm Share Bag (consisting of the items in the Farm Share this week, in one easy to order option), Asian Greens (Pac/Bok Choi, Komatsuna, Yukina Savoy), Basil, Broccoli, Chard, Chinese Cabbage, “Regular” Cabbage, Cilantro, Collards, Eggplant, Escarole, Endive, Frisee, Garlic, Hearty Mix, Kale, Lettuce (red and green), Peppers (Bell, Padrone, Hungarian Wax, Anaheim, & Jalapeno), Salad Mix (limited), Spinach, Shiitake Mushrooms (limited), Tomatoes, Turnips (Hakurei) …plus Naturally Leavened, Hearth Baked Bread.
Our Recipe page is updated with suggestions for Greens, Collards, Turnips, and Tomatoes. Check it out!
FYI – Events This week:
Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 1:00: Janet is speaking on a panel at a VCU Food Day Event, open to VCU students, faculty, and staff, about the environmental impacts of eating local food (and why we should all eat local, organic food). Put on by the VCU Wellness Center.
Thursday, Oct 24th: Janet and Dan are participating in a discussion about food and (organic) farming in the Richmond area at a Food Day event at the William Byrd Community House. (The event is not open to the public, but the results of the discussions will be made public; Media reps are invited. See link for details.)
Sunday, Oct 27th: Millwood School Bobcat Blast 5k! We will be there with our produce and bread. Race registration is open to the public. Events get rolling at 11 am. Join us!
Coming up…Nov 7 and Nov 12, 6:30 pm: We are partnering with Good Health Herbs to offer two “Food Farmacy” classes at the herb shop. Learn more here.
Janet, Dan, and the whole Broadfork crew