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Winter at Our Place (plus Farm Stand and Orders for 1/11)

We’ve embraced this “Polar Vortex” that we’ve been seeing mention of on internet weather sites and social media. (We don’t have a TV to provide dramatization and regular updates.) We’re hoping these low temps are freezing some bugs and soil disease into oblivion.

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Farm work actually involving soil and plants is sparse these days. The plants in the high tunnels are growing…slowly.

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We have some new transplantings of salad and asian spinach going in the ground soon. Planning work for 2014 continues, and non-farm duties call.

Our house has things like this going on all around right now:

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If you stop by the Farm Stand, please pardon the dust/mud/lumber that results from construction work.

In the past few growing seasons we have worked late hours into each evening, until dusk. We have as a goal for 2014 that our farm work days end at 5 pm, allowing for much needed family time. Winter forces this on us, thankfully, and we like to carve out time for painting and the like in the evening hours. Peace…

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We’ll be taking a short break from delivering orders on Wednesdays while winter settles in deeply and our plants are less abundant. The Farm Stand will continue to be open daily, stocked with what we have to offer.

This Week’s Harvest:
Carrots, Lettuce (red and green), Radish (sweet giant), and Salad Mix…plus Pepper Jelly, and our Naturally Leavened, Hearth Baked Bread.

Recipe Suggestion (aka: What we are eating these days!): Roasted Vegetable Soup

2014 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Store to order for pick up on Saturday at our farm or Good Health Herbs from 9am – 12:30pm (in Brandermill). * We are not able to deliver in Richmond on Sunday this weekend, for which we apologize.

Everyone else: Please stop by the self-serve Farm Stand at our farm and make a       purchase (cash or check). And – you can sign up for our 2014 Market Share and start placing orders now. We will return to our booth at the farmers’ markets in March or April.

Our amazing Farm Share CSA provides you with a weekly share of vegetables on Wednesdays, May through September (summer season) and October – November (fall season) in exchange for an investment in our farm in the preceding winter or spring. Sign up is going on now! Learn more here.

095 Sample week’s share from 2013.

Enjoy!

– Janet, Dan, and the whole Broadfork Crew

PS – We are now accepting applications for 2014 Field Crew positions. There is an large focus on teaching our crew about this work, so we have termed it an Internship. See details on our website here.

 

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