Broadfork Life this Week (& Orders for 3/15)

Now spring is really here.


These photos were from yesterday. We know it will get colder again. But there’s no denying it —


The season has really begun! Accordingly, here’s our Farm Crew line up for 2014. Returning for her second season, we have the amazing Sara:

New to Broadfork this year (and this week!) is the stellar Casin:


Both of these wonderful people are working full time on the farm this season, so expect to see plenty of them. They will be in the vegetable beds and greenhouses all week, and they will be at markets with us on Saturdays.

Another returning member of our crew will be 7 years old for most of this season, so she’s practically like a whole new person this year. Introducing…the phenomenal Sylvie:


The garlic is popping up nicely through its winter bed of straw mulch:


We’ll keep putting cold-hearty plants in the ground with gusto over the next week.


Meanwhile, we have salad items from our greenhouse available for Market Share CSA members.

Forest Days at Broadfork Farm
A spring session for Homeschooled students, ages 5-8 and 9-12
On Tuesdays in April, we will be hosting a nature based session for homeschooled students, featuring a fusion of forest and farm learning, led by our talented colleague Heather Jeffrey. Registration details will be shared here soon.

This Week’s Harvest, for ordering by our Market Share CSA Members:
Salad Mix, Head Lettuce (red)…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 at some point in 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.


Sample week’s share from September 2013.


– Janet, Dan, and the whole Broadfork Crew

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VABF Richmond Farm Tours
Richmond Area Sustainable Farm Tour Weekend: September 20 & 21, 2014

Shake the Hand that Feeds You!
Saturday, September 20, 10 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, September 21, 1 PM to 5 PM

We will be participating in this inaugural weekend of farm tours in the greater metro Richmond area. Load up your car with friends and family (one ticket covers everyone!) and head out for a day — or two — of meeting farmers and seeing where and how your food is grown. Learn more here and stay tuned for the complete list of farms on tour.

One thought on “Broadfork Life this Week (& Orders for 3/15)

  1. Love getting your emails – this is what our farm looks like today…..

    Sent from my iPhone


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