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Planting Tomatoes in the Snow (plus Farm Stand & Orders for 1/18)

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What a transformation one night makes.

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It’s not quite cold enough for the puddles to freeze, so the resident duck (named Fussy by our friends who “donated” her to us when they had to move out of state) remains quite happy.

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House construction continues (unrelated to our farming – other than that it gets in the way of anyone trying to visit these days), and the auger begins digging work this weekend for the pillars/supports for our new pole barn.

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Inside the greenhouses is a very different view!DSC_0082

Want some of these heads of lettuce? Join our CSA and start reserving yours today!DSC_0084 

We started seeding tomatoes this week. Bless these little seeds and hope for abundant fruits this summer! (Okay – this isn’t actually planting – it is seeding. But it sounded fun to say we were planting them in the snow.)

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We are 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.

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) or in the Byrd Park area of Richmond on Sunday morning (details in online store.) 

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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