Happy World Soil Day! We hope you will celebrate by purchasing some Certified Naturally Grown local vegetables this weekend and by following some of the links below.
It’s the time of year to be prepping beds for planting next spring, fixing stuff, building stuff, and learning. Plus a bit of picking and packing veggies for you. Check out this video, Gaining Ground, about soil conservation work (though not necessarily organic/chemical free).
Our most recent conference is helping us learn about the work of Arden Andersen (linking soil health with human nutrition, with focus on 60 micronutrients that the soil needs), Mattowoman Creek Farms, and Gabe Brown’s Ranch.
Photos to return next week. We promise!
This week’s harvest:
Carrots, Hearty Mix, Leeks, Lettuce, Radish (rose or sweet giant), Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushrooms (dried), Tomatoes (green), Turnips (Hakurei) …plus Pepper Jelly and Naturally Leavened, Hearth Baked Bread.
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!
FYI – Upcoming Events:
One or more of us will be at the following conferences this winter:
Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2014: Virginia Biological Farming Conference (Richmond/Midlothian)
Janet, Dan, and the whole Broadfork crew