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Weekly Farm Life (& Orders for 2/15)

Our week’s have a particular rhythm around here. It certainly varies with the seasons, but most Fridays are pick-wash-pack days. Saturdays are farmers market and/or delivering CSA orders. Sundays we aim to have as rest days (one big goal for 2014 is for Dan to be able to take Sundays off from farm work). Mondays start back up with orienting crew members to the work ahead. Wednesdays are CSA days. DSC_0015

And Thursdays? Thursdays are farm blog days. Thursdays mornings we take pictures and share with the world what is going on here and how things look.  DSC_0017

So we are easily able to pay attention to the fact that this is the 4th Thursday out of the past 5 in which our world has been covered in white.

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This has been the most snowfall, and the heaviest, which means pushing it off the greenhouse plastic so that plastic and snow don’t crash down on the greens inside. We’re thankful that most of the snow tapered off by midnight, thereby eliminating the need for 1 am, 2 am, 3 am, and 4 am greenhouse snow maintenance.

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Other fun during these snowy days includes the daily chicken-egg hunt. The girls don’t lay hardly any eggs in the winter, and this time of year the birds get complete reign of our place, wandering where they like while there aren’t vegetables for them to bother. This leads us to finding sparse eggs in surprising places, like the abandoned dog house out back.

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Thanks to plastic and human labor to push snow off, the view in the greenhouse this morning stays strong:

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This Week’s Harvest:
Carrots,  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 sign up for our 2014 Market Share CSA and start placing orders now. Our Farm Stand will open up again as soon as there is enough produce to fill it, and 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) in exchange for an investment in our farm in the preceding winter or spring. Sign up is going on now! Pick up locations forming around Chesterfield and potentially Richmond. Learn more here.

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Sample week’s share from September 2013.

Enjoy!

– Janet, Dan, and the whole Broadfork Crew

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