Pictures of winter activity around here start looking rather brown in the fields as opposed to the vibrant green of earlier in season.
But fear not – there is deliciousness and excitement waiting in these fields of brown!
Aren’t convinced that carrots are exciting? Try picking them around Hannah.
Hannah-the-cat loves Sara-the-carrot-picker!
Step into one of our greenhouses and the color returns:
Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.
Market Share CSA Members: Remember that your account balance expires at the end of 2013, and our fields’ inventory is diminishing! If you have a significant balance remaining, please be sure to order now.
This week’s Harvest:
Our Farm Share Bag (consisting of the items in the Farm Share this week, in one easy to order option), Arugula, Asian Greens (Hon Tsai Tai), Carrots, Chard, Chinese Cabbage, “Regular” Cabbage, Cilantro, Collards, Endive, Hearty Mix, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Peppers (Bell & Jalapeno), Raab, Radish (rose or sweet giant), Salad Mix, Scallions, Spinach, Shiitake mushrooms (dried), Tomatoes (green!), Turnips (Hakurei)…plus Pepper Jelly, and Naturally Leavened, Hearth Baked Bread.
(Hint: A combination of our pepper jelly and dried shiitakes is a nice start to an edible holiday gift basket for a loved one!)
Special Plus: You may pre-order our bread for pick up at the farm on Thanksgiving morning for you to enjoy with your holiday meal.
Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Store. Everyone else: Everything on our tables at the farmers’ market is available for you to purchase and enjoy. Please do!
Recipe Page of our website has the following suggestions: Salsa Verde (for eating fresh or canning), Asian Slaw, Traditional Slaw, Roasted Broccoli, Kimchi, and more.
We will be at to the South of the James market this weekend and every weekend this season until the end: December 7th. Market Share CSA members may place an order for pick up at the farm, SOJ market, Good Health Herbs in Market Square, or simply show up at our booth to spend your credit. (Sadly, we can’t make it to the Holiday Market at Brandermill this weekend due to staffing shortage. We are disappointed! But we will drop off orders at the herb shop like usual.)
FYI – Upcoming Events:
One or more of us will be at the following conferences this winter:
Dec 4-5: Va Cooperative Extension’s Farm To Table Conference (Harrisonburg)
Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2014: Virginia Biological Farming Conference (Richmond/Midlothian)
Janet, Dan, and the whole Broadfork crew